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Windows 7: Dual-Boot (Windows 7 + Vista) HELP!

14 Apr 2010   #1
AdilAA

Vista + Windows 7
 
 
Dual-Boot (Windows 7 + Vista) HELP!

I originally have Windows Vista Home Premium installed to my C: Drive, i had shrunk that volume to install Windows 7 Ultimate, i have installed this, so i can now Dual-Boot, but when i wish run League of Legends (A Game) I made it run in Windows XP Service pack 2, but says i need Adobe Air, of which is in my C: Drive. Windows 7 Is in the A: Drive, and D: Drive is my Recovery Drive.

Thank You, Your Replies May Really Help.


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14 Apr 2010   #2
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

I don't know that particular game.

It appears to be asking you to install Adobe Air in Windows 7.

You may already have the Adobe Air installed in Vista - you presumably need to install it in Windows7.
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14 Apr 2010   #3
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I'm not sure why yu'd even want to dual-boot those two OSes, as they are very similiar in terms of compatibility. I'm not sure how you managed to get an OS installed as the A drive, either.

If it was me...it sounds like a lot is going on here, and I don't feel right unless my system is clean, stable, and efficient. I'd back up my data, wipe the drives, and then just install Windows 7.
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26 May 2010   #4
AdilAA

Vista + Windows 7
 
 

I have hit a new problem, i uninstalled it, due to data loss (i dont know how) but now i try and re-install Windows 7, x84, and it says it cannot find drivers, if someone could please link me to download them for the following system :

Compaq Presario CQ60-214EM
SATA
32-Bit
Currently Running Vista

EDIT: I am re-installing because Windows 7 thought i was ingenuine but i was using a CD + Serial purchased from PC World, so im just reinstalling because it was recommended to do so
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26 May 2010   #5
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AdilAA View Post
I have hit a new problem, i uninstalled it, due to data loss (i dont know how) but now i try and re-install Windows 7, x84, and it says it cannot find drivers, if someone could please link me to download them for the following system :

Compaq Presario CQ60-214EM
SATA
32-Bit
Currently Running Vista

EDIT: I am re-installing because Windows 7 thought i was ingenuine but i was using a CD + Serial purchased from PC World, so im just reinstalling because it was recommended to do so
Try here:
Locating HP Software, Driver and BIOS Updates Compaq Presario CQ60-214EM Notebook PC - HP Customer Care (Vietnam - English)
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27 May 2010   #6
apollodominion

Windows 8 X64 M3 8102 / Windows 7 Ultimate X64
 
 

You can only duel boot Vista/7 if you have 2 or more drives if you go to install the OS on any drive with an OS on it already it will be removed and made windows.old... SO you will need a 2nd drive or stick with one OS.

I have alot of OS's installed Linux Ubuntu(C), Windows XP SP3 (D), Windows XP X64 (E), Windows 7 Pro X64 (F).
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27 May 2010   #7
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by apollodominion View Post
You can only duel boot Vista/7 if you have 2 or more drives if you go to install the OS on any drive with an OS on it already it will be removed and made windows.old... SO you will need a 2nd drive or stick with one OS.

I have alot of OS's installed Linux Ubuntu(C), Windows XP SP3 (D), Windows XP X64 (E), Windows 7 Pro X64 (F).


That is not correct; I've had as many as 3 different OSs on a single HDD.
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27 May 2010   #8
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 
 

You did create a partition to install the second OS on the same Hard Drive, correct?

Follow this: Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and Vista

More specific instructions for creating partition in the shrunken space: Partition or Volume - Create New
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27 May 2010   #9
apollodominion

Windows 8 X64 M3 8102 / Windows 7 Ultimate X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by apollodominion View Post
You can only duel boot Vista/7 if you have 2 or more drives if you go to install the OS on any drive with an OS on it already it will be removed and made windows.old... SO you will need a 2nd drive or stick with one OS.

I have alot of OS's installed Linux Ubuntu(C), Windows XP SP3 (D), Windows XP X64 (E), Windows 7 Pro X64 (F).


That is not correct; I've had as many as 3 different OSs on a single HDD.
that is correct Your making a single drive 2 drives in one i have done it that way but i find it safer to have more than one HDD for duel booting i even dedicated a 400gb just for Linux cause i didn't want too split the drive with windows.

+ only app i like to use for partitioning a drive is Norton Partition magic Boot CD from 2002 (DOS)
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27 May 2010   #10
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 
 

Partition Magic does not play well with Win7.

If you need to go with a 3rd party manager, suggest you use free Partition Wizard bootable CD, which has helped with hundreds of Resizings in the Install forum here without a single failure.
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