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Windows 7: Installing Vista after Windows Seven for Dual Boot

25 Nov 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 
Installing Vista after Windows Seven for Dual Boot

Have a Windows 7 Home Premium laptop, and just got a full install Vista Home Basic CD. Would like to keep Windows 7, and also install Vista for a dual boot on the same hard drive.

Found the following guidance:
Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and Vista

The following is noted, though: Whatever OS you install last will be the OS listed first in the Windows Boot Manager screen at startup.

Is there a way to have Windows 7 listed first?

Thanks for your help!

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26 Nov 2011   #2
Microsoft MVP

 

You can try installing EasyBCD 2.02 to Windows 7, delete the Vista entry, then Add it again. EasyBCD 2.0.2 - NeoSmart Technologies. But no guarantees.

It doesn't really matter if you set the default OS at Computer>Properties>Advanced>Startup, with about a 5 second timeout since you'll probably already know if you want to boot the other OS and be ready.
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26 Nov 2011   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Thanks for the info, gregrocker.
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26 Nov 2011   #4
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Canardblanc,

In addition, this tutorial can help show you a few different options for how to change the default OS to run at startup.

Default Operating System - Change Default Boot OS

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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26 Nov 2011   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Excellent!!

Thanks, Brink!

Have 3 more options, now.
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26 Nov 2011   #6
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're most welcome. I'm glad that we could help.
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