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Old 07-09-2009, 01:24 PM   #1
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Will I have a dual boot system if I install window server 03 to a system currently running windows vista? I will isntall on a different partition of course.
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Old 07-09-2009, 05:55 PM   #2
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If you install it in such a way that you can choose which operating system starts each time you boot your computer.
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Because of the way Vista boot loader works, I think you'll probably have to install 03 Server first, then Vista. At least that's how you have to install an XP/Vista dual boot unless you use some third party boot manager using drive images.
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Because of the way Vista boot loader works, I think you'll probably have to install 03 Server first, then Vista. At least that's how you have to install an XP/Vista dual boot unless you use some third party boot manager using drive images.
You're right. I installed win srv 03 before vista and my system just boot into win srv 03 and didn't show the boot manager menu. I tried to install GAG (boot manager) but weren't able to boot into vista. I got the "autochk not found" error message. I used a partition software and found out that my vista partition was hidden so I unhide it. vista started working again but now my win srv 03 wont boot. I got "NTLDR missing" error. fudge me.

I didn't mess/edit with the win srv 03 partition at all. I don't know why the boot sector is messed up

This question is unrelated: Why does the computer need boot.ini to tell it where the os is installed when the partition loader (in the same sector as MBR) can do the same?

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