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Windows 7: Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and Vista

04 Feb 2012   #130
koolkat77

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Windows 10 Home 64Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Yusra,

See my signature about dumb questions.

Yes, you can install Vista before or after Windows 7 to dual boot with both. See step 2.
Thanks Shawn

Please be here for me in case I mess up something


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04 Feb 2012   #131
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

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28 Apr 2012   #132
cottonball

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Installed Vista on a laptop where W7 was already installed.

The Windows Boot Manager goes by so fast, there is no way one can select what operating system to start.

If, by default, you have 30 seconds to choose another operating system before the default operating system will start automatically, that is not happening.

How can this be changed so that there is a some time to make a selection?

Thanks for your help!

Update:

Went to MSConfig > Boot tab, and changed the time there to 30 seconds.
For some reason, it was set to zero!
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13 Aug 2012   #133
Fernando4100

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

I joined the forum because I need to take a course. I have windows 7 installed and must install Vista as well. The windows 7 needs to be formatted to install Vista?
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13 Aug 2012   #134
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Fernando, and welcome to Seven Forums.

No. You can install Vista with Windows 7 still installed to be able to dual boot between them.

If you like, you can follow the steps in the tutorial on the first page of this thread using the "If Windows 7 was installed first" parts to help show you how to. If you have any questions, then please feel free to ask.
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13 Aug 2012   #135
Fernando4100

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Is that some friends told me I had to format and install vista first and then 7. I was upset, did not want to reformat
Today there are so many settings that we do, redo it is very annoying!
Sorry for my english, I'm not fluent.
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13 Aug 2012   #136
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

No problem Fernando. You do not have to format Windows 7, and Vista does not have to be installed before Windows 7. You can have either one installed first, and be able to install either one afterwards.

You can follow the steps in the tutorial on the first page of this thread using the "If Windows 7 was installed first" parts to help show you how to install Vista without formating Windows 7.
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16 Aug 2012   #137
Fernando4100

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Great.
Can I install Vista via USB stick? My cd drive is broken.
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16 Aug 2012   #138
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Fernando,

Sure, if you have a Vista ISO file, then you could use Part 2 in the tutorial below to easily create one.
Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool
If not, then you could use a program like ImgBurn to create a ISO file from your Vista installation DVD on another computer.
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16 Aug 2012   #139
Fernando4100

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Thank you very much. I will try tonight and tell you the result.
Was anxious to get rid of Vista, but it brought me problems, like the capture card that does not work with 7.
I installed 7 on multiple computers using the tips I read this forum. Always via USB stick.
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