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Old 01-14-2009, 12:06 PM   #1
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Question Boot files?

hello everyone, this is my first post so bear with me

i just recently installed windows xp on my computer, i have 3 different hard drives

C: 80 gig - windows xp installation
D: 30 gig - Windows vista future installation
F: 20 gig - Backup drive

i installed windows xp on c and formatted it as a NTFS drive, after the installation i did all the installing and prep to install vista on the d drive when i noticed that the d drive had all my boot files on it, Is it possible to move my boot files to the c drive and make it the system disk so that i can install windows vista on the d drive and ba able to boot from either one?? any help would be appriciated! thx
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Old 01-15-2009, 06:51 PM   #2
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Which boot files? The xp boot files? If you are doing everything from scratch I would say just reinstall xp on C:, install vista on D:, and format F: ntfs.
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Old 01-15-2009, 08:23 PM   #3
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hello everyone, this is my first post so bear with me

i just recently installed windows xp on my computer, i have 3 different hard drives

C: 80 gig - windows xp installation
D: 30 gig - Windows vista future installation
F: 20 gig - Backup drive

i installed windows xp on c and formatted it as a NTFS drive, after the installation i did all the installing and prep to install vista on the d drive when i noticed that the d drive had all my boot files on it, Is it possible to move my boot files to the c drive and make it the system disk so that i can install windows vista on the d drive and ba able to boot from either one?? any help would be appriciated! thx
Check out this website for 'dual booting'..works perfectly for me and it's detailed.

http://apcmag.com/how_to_dualboot_vi...creenshots.htm

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Old 01-15-2009, 08:36 PM   #4
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are you using separate hard drives, or one drive that has been partitioned?
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To answer Celegorm:
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i have 3 different hard drives
So are you telling us that your XP files are on C and the boot files are on D?

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^^Thanks, I didn't see that.

I wonder, is the d drive the mast drive on the chain (Assuming it's all IDE)?
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