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Old 02-01-2007, 03:40 PM   #1
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Default Vista Dual boot?

Anyone see a problem with dual bootings Vista and XP,

Ill get a second HD and load vista on one, while XP is on the other...

I guess this really isnt dual booting then huh...lol

but could i be a problem that one of the main drives for the OS is not going to b C:?

yeah let me know before I go about and try this lol

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Old 02-01-2007, 04:03 PM   #2
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I don't seen any conciveable problem but there is always a chance of their being one.

i would recomend having both actual operating system on different partitions of the master drive, and all the data on your second hard drive.

if you need a partitioning program g-parted is a good free one. google it if you need it.
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Default Re: Vista Dual boot?

i dual booted xp and vista on 1 hdd before (vista beta) and it was fine. it should be fine on 2 hdds as long as they are plugged in ok.
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Old 02-01-2007, 04:20 PM   #4
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yeah I was just more or less thinking about the drive not being C: I dont know how the OSs would react to that...

thinking about picking up one of these for Vista:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148161

then my main is a 320GB seagate...

and I have 2 WD externals:
1 80GB
and 1 160GB lol

YAY lots of space!
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i used to install 98 on a d: drive perfectly fine on my old pc. as long as the boot.ini knows what drive it has to boot from then it should be fine (i think thats how it works). when installing vista just choose to install it on the other hdd. the boot.ini should automatically set its self up for a dual boot.
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it should work fine.
if it were to go wrong, download vistabootpro and it should fix whatever problem u may be having.
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sweet thanks!
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Make sure to RAID the hdd's first please..you will have more trouble ifyou dont.
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Make sure to RAID the hdd's first please..you will have more trouble ifyou dont.
why?
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Originally Posted by kjman87
Anyone see a problem with dual bootings Vista and XP,

Ill get a second HD and load vista on one, while XP is on the other...

I guess this really isnt dual booting then huh...lol

but could i be a problem that one of the main drives for the OS is not going to b C:?

yeah let me know before I go about and try this lol

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I have the same thing going, but I unplug the other hard drive before booting into the OS I want. I never tried booting with both plugged in, mostly in fear of losing all my data if something goes wrong (which has happened to me many times before).

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And there's really no reason to RAID the hard drives, that would be just like putting both on one hard drive...with the hassle of setting up RAID.
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