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Windows 7: Some questions about triple booting 7/Vista/XP

12 Jun 2010   #11

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If you have a spare HD, do a test with Vista first. Good luck & hope all goes well.

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13 Jun 2010   #12
Mr Og

Windows 7 Ultimate X64

I did not have a spare HDD but I did download and burn Knoppix and made sure I could access the internet with it.

So I chose the x86 RAID drivers and even though it's a x64 OS, I could see my partitions, afterwards I got an error, I don't remember the exact wording but it was something like: "Windows could not determine if this computer contains a valid system volume" followed by a restart of the install wizard. A quick google found that the blame was in my USB flash drive which was configured in BIOS to boot first. After that, all went smoothly - Vista installed and seems to work fine, it added itself to the Windows 7 boot manager along with XP and all 3 OSs work fine, the only problem I have now is that suddenly Windows 7 thinks that it is not genuine for some reason... But that's something completely different, I'll handle it myself.

Thanks again for the help. Great forum.
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13 Jun 2010   #13

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That is good news, you are welcome.

Why did you use x86 drivers, not the x64?

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