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Windows 7: Dual-Boot (Windows 7 + Vista) HELP!

28 May 2010   #11
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

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You can only duel boot Vista/7 if you have 2 or more drives if you go to install the OS on any drive with an OS on it already it will be removed and made windows.old... SO you will need a 2nd drive or stick with one OS.

I have alot of OS's installed Linux Ubuntu(C), Windows XP SP3 (D), Windows XP X64 (E), Windows 7 Pro X64 (F).


That is not correct; I've had as many as 3 different OSs on a single HDD.
that is correct Your making a single drive 2 drives in one i have done it that way but i find it safer to have more than one HDD for duel booting i even dedicated a 400gb just for Linux cause i didn't want too split the drive with windows.

+ only app i like to use for partitioning a drive is Norton Partition magic Boot CD from 2002 (DOS)

OK my misunderstanding; I confused your use of the term "drive" with the term partition.


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28 May 2010   #12
apollodominion

Windows 8 X64 M3 8102 / Windows 7 Ultimate X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Partition Magic does not play well with Win7.

If you need to go with a 3rd party manager, suggest you use free Partition Wizard bootable CD, which has helped with hundreds of Resizings in the Install forum here without a single failure.
i used it once in vista (NPM) on vista in the past and it was totaly crazy
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28 May 2010   #13
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xp, vista, seven
 
 

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28 May 2010   #14
housry23

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I don't know why anyone would want to dual boot Vista and Seven since almost all program that work in Vista work in 7. I can see why someone would dual boot XP and 7 or Linux and 7, but Vista and 7 just doesn't make any sense to me. To each their own though. Maybe this person has an app that just won't run on 7, but will on Vista and it is essential to his everyday use.
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28 May 2010   #15
Joan Archer

Windows 10 64bit/Windows 10 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by housry23 View Post
I don't know why anyone would want to dual boot Vista and Seven since almost all program that work in Vista work in 7. I can see why someone would dual boot XP and 7 or Linux and 7, but Vista and 7 just doesn't make any sense to me. To each their own though. Maybe this person has an app that just won't run on 7, but will on Vista and it is essential to his everyday use.
There could be lots of reasons why someone would dual boot Vista and Windows 7.
My reason is that the machine came with Vista and as it's under warranty until next year it was made into a dual boot until such time as Vista could be completely wiped out without the hassle of having to restore everything if it needed to be repaired or replaced.
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