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12 Jan 2009   #21
Deadman04

Windows Vista Ultimate SP1
 
 

How could i dualboot from a single hardrive?


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12 Jan 2009   #22
smarteyeball

 
 

Create a separate NTFS partition on that hardrive and install 7 to the new partition. If all goes well then you will have your dual boot
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12 Jan 2009   #23
Deadman04

Windows Vista Ultimate SP1
 
 

Does that have to be done during boot? Like not starting the installation through Vista, buit to install from the DVD during startup?

Or could i just run the setup now and do a Clean Install instead of upgrade?
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12 Jan 2009   #24
z3r010

 

Or create a vhd and install on that.
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12 Jan 2009   #25
smarteyeball

 
 

If you do decide to create a bootable DVD, then yes it's best to do it at boot, rather than running the setup from within Windows. A clean installation would be the way to go.

Otherwise as z3r010 suggested, install to a vhd. (Virtual Hard Drive)

Virtual Hard Disk - Create and Attach VHD

NB These instructions are from within Seven.
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12 Jan 2009   #26
Deadman04

Windows Vista Ultimate SP1
 
 

Alright, thanks heaps to the both of you!
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12 Jan 2009   #27
smarteyeball

 
 

No worries mate
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12 Jan 2009   #28
I2aMpAnT

Microsoft Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by z3r010 View Post
Or create a vhd and install on that.

Is it a better idea to create a new NTFS Partition or create a VHD?
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12 Jan 2009   #29
djhallucn8

XP Pro, Windows 7 Ultimate 64 & 32 Build 7022
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by I2aMpAnT View Post
Is it a better idea to create a new NTFS Partition or create a VHD?
Me personally I would install on a partition rather than VHD, but thats just me.
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12 Jan 2009   #30
z3r010

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by I2aMpAnT View Post
Is it a better idea to create a new NTFS Partition or create a VHD?
Partition would be better IMO but then again I haven't had time to play with VHD's yet.
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