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Windows 7: Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and Vista

10 Feb 2010   #100
tintin184

Windows 7
 
 

hey great tutorial but just 1 question that may be in the wrong place but is it possible to rename the windows in the boot screen so that i can see which 1 is 64 and 32 coz at the moment its just a guess to tell which 1 is which

thanks
TT


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10 Feb 2010   #101
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello TT, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Not at all. This tutorial below can help show you how to change the OS name to what you like in the Windows Boot Manager screen.

Dual Boot - Change OS Name in Windows Boot Manager

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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10 Feb 2010   #102
tintin184

Windows 7
 
 

thanks
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10 Feb 2010   #103
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're welcome.
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28 Feb 2010   #104
free2mail

Vista
 
 
Is it Mandatory to create a new partition?

Hi Brink,

I currently have Vista Home isntalled in C: drive. I also have D: and E: drives. I am thinking of installing Windows 7 in E: drive, as this has 97 GB free. Do i still need to create a new partition or i can install it in E: drive? PLease help?

Thanks,
Saba
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28 Feb 2010   #105
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Saba, and welcome to Seven Forums.

No need to since you already have one. You can install Windows 7 on the E partition if you would like to.
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05 Aug 2010   #106
patch41

windows 32-bit
 
 

Hi Brink,I think your tutorials are fantastic,and i thank you for your time and effort you must have put into them,
I was following your tutorial, Installing windows 7 on a separate hardrive, i tried installing windows 7 on a separate external hardrive, so i would still have vista on my internal hardrive,then a message popped up saying could not install useing usb cord, or firewire 1eee cord,is there any way around this, or does it have to be a internal hardrive,I know i can partition my c-drive and install it that way as another one of your tutorials show, but would like to have it on separate hardrive,thanks patch41.
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05 Aug 2010   #107
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Hi patch41 and welcome to Windows 7 Forums

Sorry, but you can only install the OS onto an internal drive. This drive can either be a partition on an existing HDD or a physically separate HDD.
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05 Aug 2010   #108
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

It is possible to install 7 , or Vista to a usb connected HD, but it is only something an advanced user would do.

Normally, you would then transfer the drive from the usb enclosure and attach it internally to another machine.

If you want 7 on a separate HD - I suggest getting a separate internal HD and install onto that, as Dwarf recommended.
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06 Aug 2010   #109
patch41

windows 32-bit
 
 

Thanks Dwarf, and also SIW2,you cleared that up for me,i think the way to go would be a second internal hardrive, thanks again for your response....patch41
(ps i tipped the scales)
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