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Windows 7: Bootloader for W7 and Vista

07 Feb 2010   #1
Submarine

Windows Seven Ultimate 64bit + Vista Ultimate 32bit SP2 Dual Boot
 
 
Bootloader for W7 and Vista

I am going to make some changes to my system. I will move my SSD connection from port 4 to port 0, my DVD players from ports 2 and 3 to 3 and 4 and my Raid drives from 0 and 1 to 1 and 2.

I think I will start by disconnecting the SSD and move the DVD players and boot back into Vista to see it it looks OK. Next disconnect Raid drives and move SSD, set DVD as first and SSD as second in boot priority. Boot to DVD for a clean install of W7. Next is the to reconnect the Raid drives with Vista and create a bootloader for them.

The whole purpose of this is to get the bootloader away from my Raid array as intel Toolbox will not work when the bootloader is within my Raid array.

Anything to be aware of?

How do I best recreate my bootloader for Vista? I just have an OEM original Vista Disk and Vista is in SP2.


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07 Feb 2010   #2
theog

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ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

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07 Feb 2010   #3
Submarine

Windows Seven Ultimate 64bit + Vista Ultimate 32bit SP2 Dual Boot
 
 

Thanks theog, good help as always.
An option to the above would be to just disconnect the Raid disks and make a fresh install on the SSD while it remains in port 4, then reconnect the Raid disks where they were. I would then start W7 by tapping F8 at startup and the boot record would be on separate disks.
Are there any cons with such a solution, you think?
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07 Feb 2010   #4
theog

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There are always pros & cons to solutions.

Always Backup first.
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