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Windows 7: Windows 7/Windows vista no dual boot up choice

23 Apr 2011   #1
JAMESBALDWINNN

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit.
 
 
Windows 7/Windows vista no dual boot up choice

I have Windows 7installed on one drive and Windows Vista on another drive. When I boot up the computer it goes directly to Windows 7. It recognizes the second hard drive in Windows Explorer but it doesn't give me a choice as to which operating system to run from. New computing appreciate any help.
Thanks in advance


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23 Apr 2011   #2
Shootist

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Did you have both drives installed when you installed each OS?
Or did you do each install with the other drive disconnected?
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23 Apr 2011   #3
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello again James.



When you first boot/start the PC start tapping the Dell one-time boot menu hot-key to select to boot the other Hard Disk Drive, it is the F12 key specific to Dell PCs.

If that doesn't work post a snip of Windows 7 disk management.


In the Windows start menu right click computer and click manage, in the left pane of the "Computer Management" window that opens click disk management and post a maximized snip of that.

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23 Apr 2011   #4
Karln

Windows 7 pro 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JAMESBALDWINNN View Post
I have Windows 7installed on one drive and Windows Vista on another drive. When I boot up the computer it goes directly to Windows 7. It recognizes the second hard drive in Windows Explorer but it doesn't give me a choice as to which operating system to run from. New computing appreciate any help.
Thanks in advance
I think you have no dual boot possibility in pc starter because because it's a MS logical
Bon bref for resolve this problem you can use EasyBCD to add winvista.
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23 Apr 2011   #5
boyans

Win 8 RP, Win 7, XP
 
 

There is an automatic dual-boot repair tool for Windows XP/Vista/7.

Its main purpose is to repair a dual-boot system in the case you install an earlier Windows version when already having a later one - for example you install XP after Windows 7 or Vista after Windows 7 or XP after Vista.

The latest boot environment (from latest Windows version) has to be the base in a dual-triple-boot system. The tool repairs the computer to boot to the latest OS just on one click.

Later when booted to latest Windows 7/Vista missing boot choices can be added easy.

The tool - "Dual-boot Repair" is part of Visual BCD Editor package (ver. 0.9.1)
Download from: BCD Editor - Windows 7 / Vista
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