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Windows 7: Dualboot question !

11 Oct 2009   #1
greenfly

dualboot Windows 7 Ultimate - Vista ultimate
 
 
Dualboot question !

Hi.. I'm new here , and first of all "sorry my english"

I have dualboot XP SP3 and Vista Ultimate on my system,,and now i want to install Windows 7 over the XP OS. I wish to keep Vista with W7 without reinstalling Vista.
Can I just install W7 over XP , or should i be careful for MBR,or boot....


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11 Oct 2009   #2
tw33k

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

Welcome to Seven Forums!
You can load 7 over the top of XP but you will lose all the data. Make sure you backup everything you need first. Other than that you should have no problems.
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11 Oct 2009   #3
greenfly

dualboot Windows 7 Ultimate - Vista ultimate
 
 

Thanks... , My data is allready saved, i'm just wondering if could be a problem with recognizing the Vista or W7 system , if i insall W7 over XP..
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11 Oct 2009   #4
tw33k

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by greenfly View Post
Thanks... , My data is allready saved, i'm just wondering if could be a problem with recognizing the Vista or W7 system , if i insall W7 over XP..
no, it won't be a problem. Vista will remain and you will have the option to boot to either.
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11 Oct 2009   #5
greenfly

dualboot Windows 7 Ultimate - Vista ultimate
 
 

Ok... thanks.... going to installl..
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11 Oct 2009   #6
tw33k

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

enjoy...you'll be very pleased with 7 and probably won't be using vista any more
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11 Oct 2009   #7
greenfly

dualboot Windows 7 Ultimate - Vista ultimate
 
 

OK... the instalation ( 7 Ultimate x32 ) is finished , but i don't have a picture , i have a black screen with the mouse arrow wtf?
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11 Oct 2009   #8
Ryan2320

Windows Seven x64
 
 

Questions:

What OS are you running Windows 7 or Vista with the black screen??

AND

Can you go into Vista or Windows 7 OS does everything work ok there??
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11 Oct 2009   #9
greenfly

dualboot Windows 7 Ultimate - Vista ultimate
 
 

I'm running Vista Ultimate, and W7 Ultimate , both x32.
The problem was the cable of my display... i switched on the other dvi connector, and work fine now. I have an dvi>hdmi adapter on the other dvi connector of my ATI 4850 which is conected in LCD television...
W7 recognized the big LCD (tv) like Primary.....
Thanks to all of you...
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