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Windows 7: Partition in Dual boot system


12 Feb 2011   #1

Windows Vista Ultimate 32 bit & Win 7 Professional 32 bit
 
 
Partition in Dual boot system

In a dual boot system with 2 hard drives, one for Vista and one for Win 7, do both OS partitions need to be "Active & Boot & System"?

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12 Feb 2011   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

If you are installing the OS to each HD with only one HD plug in at time, & use the Dell F12 boot menu, YES.
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12 Feb 2011   #3

Windows Vista Ultimate 32 bit & Win 7 Professional 32 bit
 
 

I figured out how to set it "Active" but I can't find way to set it to" Boot & System". I have Mini Tool Partition Pro and Easeus.
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12 Feb 2011   #4

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

If you installed each OS on a discreet drive, while the other drive was disconnected, you shouldn't have any problem with booting to either using the BIOS Popup Menu. It will boot to either just as if the other OS never existed. If you are having a problem with booting to one or the other, it is probably because you didn't disconnect the extra drive while installing the OS on the other.
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13 Feb 2011   #5
Microsoft MVP

 

Please post back a screenshot of your full Disk management drive map with both HD's connected, using Snipping Tool in Start Menu, so we can give you the exact steps.
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13 Feb 2011   #6

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BarrieNoodles View Post
I figured out how to set it "Active" but I can't find way to set it to" Boot & System". I have Mini Tool Partition Pro and Easeus.
Partition - Mark as Active

Replace active with "inactive"
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13 Feb 2011   #7
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BarrieNoodles View Post
I figured out how to set it "Active" but I can't find way to set it to" Boot & System". I have Mini Tool Partition Pro and Easeus.

Hello John.


The Boot flag is simply the indicator of which OS is 'booted' at the time.
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13 Feb 2011   #8

multiboot
 
 

You can use easybcd to edit the boot setup for a dual boot system. I cant count how many times i hosed it up and needed to correct it.
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