Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker
Did you even read what I wrote?
You don't need to install EasyBCD but should keep the OS's independent of each other by setting preferred one to boot first in BIOS setup, then boot other one using one-time BIOS Boot Menu key.
What about all of these drivers
you said you loaded in? If you read the tutorial I posted it says clearly that Windows 7 is driver
complete in the installer and after doing all Important and Optional Updates. There only should be a couple missing drivers then (and only then) which you can import.
I also suggested you wait to activate OEM version until you test the OS on your hardware for 30 days grace period you're given. Otherwise it will be locked to the mobo on hardware which might not work well for it.
Now that I"ve had to retype all of this a second time, why dont' you read it this time and ask back any quesitons instead of insulting me by ignoring what I took the time to write based on countless similar cases since before Windows 7 was released?
thanks I guess i was a bit confused - the part
"using one-time BIOS Boot Menu key" I guess my Win 7 training from last Decemebr im forgetting, Is that part of BIOS where is it in BIOS or how does it work?
The web site info i found mentioned using EasyBCD to after the Win 7 is installed to set the XP as like a secondary boot and tell BIOS where it located was what i rad on research? You are saying this one time BIOS boot Menu key will do the same for me?
As far as the drivers go- I installed an AHCI driver from ASUS for my MB because it was originally IDE and did not show any loaded drivers for AHCI, so I got an Intel ICH9R AHCI SATA Driver update Sata Controller Chng Bios to get the SSD to perform at its best, then after Win & I Installed a Creative Labs Driver for
my SB X-Fi, as well as downloaded the lar=test Radeon 4870 and catylist program for it, I left the CD/USB/ others alone including the NIC's and JBMicron non used Raid cntrl.
The ACT Key my Computer properties says I stll have 28 days- I just wanted to get it going
Win 7 is up and running now its great- So left is the
1 powerup plug in XO drives and
2 set it so Win 7 is prim boot OS and XP etcshows up, comes up with whatever how you set delay to choose OS to boot from method should you want to boot XP
(I guess i need more direction on how exactly u do the one time BIOS boot menu key)
3 is the question I asked Mark Phelps about whether this Win 7 OEM (Branded) activation key should work? its a regular MS activation key sticker that came with the CD/DVD in a cardboard box
I do appreciate the help-