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Windows 7: Dual boot original Vista with Windows 7?

19 Jan 2009   #41
SIW2

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Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Hi ,

Just saw the screenshot - try updating the Ethernet Controller, browse to the Vista folder (whichever bit version you have ) and see if it picks it up.


The LIE60 is the one to Open when you get to the bit that asks for the .inf

Dual boot original Vista with Windows 7?-dd102009-01-19_010837.jpg


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19 Jan 2009   #42
johnwillyums

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Just looked in Vista device manager and expanded every item and there's no mention at all of an ethernet controller. I'm confused. Thanks for your time, J
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19 Jan 2009   #43
johnwillyums

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Sorry for being dumb but you lost me there. I'm running 64 bit Vista. Where's the Vista folder. Do you mean find it in Vista and transfer it?
Also, back in & what do I do with it and what do I do with the inf. in LIE60 assuming I find it? Thanks,J
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19 Jan 2009   #44
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Hi,

Go back a couple of pages to my posts #33 and #34- instead of updating the Network Adapter, try updating this

Dual boot original Vista with Windows 7?-dd152009-01-19_214634.jpg


The folder you browse to is this one you posted earlier (assuming you have 64bit 7 installed

Dual boot original Vista with Windows 7?-dd162009-01-19_214722.jpg

When you get to this , where it asks for the .inf,

Dual boot original Vista with Windows 7?-dd102009-01-19_010837.jpg

this is the one you open

Dual boot original Vista with Windows 7?-dd172009-01-19_214827.jpg

May not work, but it's worth a go.

SIW2


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19 Jan 2009   #45
ceejay

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Not that I'm showing off like, but over the weekend I implemented a triple install of Windows 7 x86, Windows 7 x64 & my production Vista x86 install.

Had to install the x64 vista by booting to the DVD from BIOS rather than from within Vista or Windows 7 x86, but apart from that it was really easy to implement.

The only slight confusion is that when booting up you then have 2 x 'Windows 7' as well as 'Microsoft Windows Vista', and have to remember which Windows 7 is which! (you would have thought they would have labelled them x64 & x86 to help in this!).

This is the first time that I've installed an x64 OS despite having a 64-bit processor, and I'm pleased to see that there were no problems over that found with legacy devices in x86, with the slight exception of my old V.92 modem (which I never use now and is not connected to the phone line) for which there does not seem to be a 64-bit driver.

x64 is very fast indeed, and I am so impressed that I will be buying x64 RTM when it goes on sale. The x86 Windows 7 Beta has now been ditched!
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19 Jan 2009   #46
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Hi ceejay,

You could change the Disk Label like this,

Dual boot original Vista with Windows 7?-rename2009-01-19_221122.jpg


or through bcdedit, or you may like to get the free EasyBCD and iReboot from this site - think you'll find them useful

Download EasyBCD 1.7.2 - NeoSmart Technologies

Hope it helps

SIW2


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19 Jan 2009   #47
johnwillyums

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Hi. I've tried to follow what you said but did not get to a file asking for inf. just one that wanted and a correct drive and had a blued out in the box. Here's a couple of screenshots . I had already browsed to the zip file with the 64 file in it so I opened that but nothing happened.
I have the impression I'm getting closer, am I living in a fools paradise?


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19 Jan 2009   #48
johnwillyums

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Got to sleep now, got an early start tomorrow. Thanks again, J
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19 Jan 2009   #49
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Hi John,

It won't be able to pick up the drivers while they are compressed (zipped).

Rt click the zip file and select Extract - then do as before, but this time pick up the uncompressed x64 folder.

See if that does the trick

SIW2
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20 Jan 2009   #50
johnwillyums

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Good morning SIW2,
Tried as you suggested and extracted the zip file. This gave me ar8121_10028 on my desktop. I then went through the process again and this time got to the request for inf. (blued) I tried opening the 64 bit L1e60x64 file (the middle one) and it just opened. Then tried copy and paste but it wouldn't do it. I then did the drop down box and chose the ar8121-10028 file and clicked open. Still no result. I must be missing something at this stage.
Off to work now so I'll try again tonight. Here are the snips of what I just tried. Thanks a lot, John


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