Dual booting w/different drives

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  1. diesel

    diesel Guest

    I am wanting to boot Windows XP (already installed) and Windows Vista on the same computer but on separate hard drives.. Windows XP being on C:\ and Windows Vista being on D:\.... What would I need to do to do this and how do I get the boot menu to show up asking me what version I want to run and how to I specify Windows XP to be the default?

    Thanks guys!!
     
  2. crontab

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    i don't believe you need to do anything more than just sticking in the vista dvd.

    the boot manager should detect the XP install and will give you the option to boot off either windows OS at start up.

    and when you install vista, select the other drive...
     
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    make sure u install xp first, vista second
     
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    I don't know of a way to make it default to Vista, never looked into it. But after your BIOS boots ect, you are taken to the Vista boot manager and it gives you 25 seconds or so to choose which OS before it automatically boots Vista.
     
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    you can edit the boot.ini file or use msconfig to edit the boot.ini to tune boot parameters
     
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    control panel > system > advanced systems settings > Startup and recovery settings
     

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