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Windows 7: Help with installing Vista and keeping 7


30 Dec 2012   #1

Windows 7
 
 
Help with installing Vista and keeping 7

I have Windows 7 64 bit and I want to install Vista on a separate partition. I shrank the C:\ which has my Windows 7 and created a new partition F:\ on which I would like to install Vista. After booting the Vista DVD and getting to the part of the installer to choose the partition to be installed on, the list only shows C:\ and not F:\ as if it is hidden. How can I fix this?


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30 Dec 2012   #2

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30 Dec 2012   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP 1
 
 

Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and Vista

I found this tutorial and you can see if it helps.
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30 Dec 2012   #4

Windows 7
 
 

@LittleJay thank you for the tutorial. I went through it but unfortunately couldn't find anything that can help with my problem
@theog this is a screenshot from DiskMgmt:
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30 Dec 2012   #5

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You will not install Vista to a dynamic disk, you need to convert back to basic.
Convert a Dynamic Disk to a Basic Disk

Take note of the warning in this tutorial:
Partition or Volume - Create New
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30 Dec 2012   #6

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
You will not install Vista to a dynamic disk, you need to convert back to basic.
Convert a Dynamic Disk to a Basic Disk

Take note of the warning in this tutorial:
Partition or Volume - Create New
I followed the tutorial and successfully converted to basic and installed Vista on desired partition.
Thank you very much
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30 Dec 2012   #7

Win 7 Pro 64-bit 7601
 
 

I wonder why you wanted to install Vista, as Windows 7 is better than that in any conceivable way.
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30 Dec 2012   #8

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fringer View Post


I followed the tutorial and successfully converted to basic and installed Vista on desired partition.
Thank you very much

You are welcome.
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30 Dec 2012   #9

Windows 7 Professional x64 Linux Mint 16
 
 

Vista is slower than cold molasses.
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