Dual boot with Vista-XP on two discs
I just bought A200-S01-PC and I want to dual boot with Windows XP Home edition, Vista is pre installed and I want to install Windows XP Home edition on my second drive, so I can use it for College next year.
I tried to boot from the CD but I get an error saying that it cannot find any installed readers.
Please I need help?
I don't think you can install OS second on the second HARD drive and I don't really know if this second HDD can be used as a boot device. I really don't know, but you can check it yourself. My A200 has a HARD disk only.
But what you can do for yourself is to install Windows XP Home edition on the second partition of the first HARD drive. There is no problem and I did the same thing on my laptop.
But back to drive HARD invisible. This has nothing to do with the dual-boot. Plese check this thread. You will find nice discussion how to install WXP when the HARD drive is not visible.
Bye and good luck!
What are the BCD entries to TWO instances of dual boot of Vista professional in TWO separate hard drives? -Dell Vostro 1710, my wife had to be returned to Dell, I installed its Vostro hard drive in my Dell Vostro 1710 SAME, but I don't get a menu starting double when I turn on my Vostro. (Both Vista Business operating systems are licensed separately).
I would like to start his drive hard so that it looks like 'his' office on 'his' computer.
Thanks for any advice.Split of: http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_vista-windows_install/how-do-i-set-up-a-dual-boot-vista-and-xp-with-2/d1e95c26-0e48-4a8d-9e0f-526da19dce52?tm=1336794280998
The easiest way is to use the DualBoot Pro. He has the tools to write the necessary code automatically. It is excellent for managing the tasks you want to do.
However, you have a potential license problem. Even if your Dell has the exact code in the BIOS to activate the copy of Windows on the hard drive of your wife, the computer is only allowed for an OEM copy. If Dell is back after repairs then you should be OK once you have turned on the hard disk in his computer of your wife. You can delete the entry of additional start with DualBoot Pro menu,
I have a laptop Compaq Presario V3780UT which came with Vista installed. I created another partition of c: Shriking and I want to install XP on it because some software will not work correctly under Vista.
Can guide you please how to do this, and also, what are the factors that I need in order to have audio, video, network, mouse etc works correctly? Where can I get these drivers from?
How to dual boot with vista installed first guide here.
How to install XP:
First make the Vista backup. How all the information here.
Now you need to integrate your drivers Sata (ICH8M) with nLite.
Remember, also, that you use the Windows XP SP2 version. If you do not go version SP2 here you can download this service pack
and here you guide how to integrate this file with your new system of nLite.
In this program, you can even burn your new XP cd with this driver.
I just bought a U400 - 17 H with vista installed on the HARD drive. I would like to create a dual boot with XP Pro.
I have only a drive HARD aleady with 2 partitions (1 for vista) + 1 for data.
I want to cut the partition vista in two 2 pieces to install XP Pro.
At the end I'll have 3 partitions 1 vista (65 MB), 1 xp (65 MB) and 1 data (125 MB).
Is it easily to create a new partition ok (I guess only on vista)
but is there a program dedicated to install another OS and create a dual boot.
Please help me because I like many things the other way around. I'm sure it's possible, but what are the right process to have at the end of two BONES and the choice at the start of the laptop
Create a new partition for Windows XP and install it. There is no problem.
After that, you need to restore the Windows Vista boot loader. You can do this with EasyBCD. Install and start the program.
Go to the tab "Add/Remove entries". You will see that there is only one option available in the bootloader of Vista at the moment. In the "Add an entry" section, replace the drive in the menu drop-down of C:\ E:\. Change Type "Windows NT / 2 k/XP / 2 k 3" and the name of "Microsoft Windows XP". Then click on 'Add an entry' and 'save '.
Then go to the "Manage Bootloader" tab make sure "Reinstall the Vista Bootloader" is selected, then click on "write the MBR.
Now you can restart the laptop and you should have a full system dual boot to work.
A small question;
How to dual boot with two recovery disks ive got with my laptop (Satellite Pro L40)
discs 1 & 2 are windows vista buisness
discs 3 & 4 are windows xp profesional
Disc 5 is updated the bios
The guy where I bougt garage computer (a metal regular store named expert) says that it is posible with discs tose.
I already have a partition, but when I boot from disks, is not has the option to select a partition
> Satellite Pro L40 - how to make a dual boot with two recovery disks?
Short answer: you can't do that. Maybe if you have two hard disks (I tried didn't) but as much as I know your SP L40 has only one.
Ask this smart guy, how to do this. Maybe it's a useful tip.
Is it possible to dual bootWindows Vista Business 32-bitwithWindows 7 Professional 64 bitI do not want I want to have two operating systemsNow, I have a 25 GB Partion ready for Windows 7, I only have Vista currently.Apparently XP32Bit can dual boot with win7 64-bit but can vista 32 bit?There will be problems with a Dual Boot Vista/Win7?
You must ensure that 64-bit Windows 7 drivers are available from the manufacturer of your computer for all the hardware, or it will not work properly.
And is the same for your printer, etc.
Read this tutorial on dual boot them, including system requirements:
See you soon.
p.s. We need a full license of Windows for two operating systems, as upgrade does not here apply.
My HP came with Vista Home Premium installed. After installation dual boot with Win 7 RC in which I had a ton of problems to get the partitions of size equal. I messed up my install Vista, so I deleted it and began around and after much trial & error, I got Windows 7 on my HD and a partition configured for Vista but I'm afraid when I install it I would lose the Windows 7 install because the discs I have are for recovery and said this would erase and reformat the HD to make new factory. Did I lose the partition?
Using the HP Windows Vista Recovery disks will restore your hard drive to its original factory configuration.
If Windows 7 RC1 is installed, it will disappear after using the recovery discs. I recommend you
installing a second hard drive and install Windows 7 RC1 on it.
Original title: Dual Boot Laptop
I want to install a second hard drive in my laptop (mSata SSD), I have two programs to install that "do not receive the", so I can create a system dual boot with the same license Windows on each disc. I can run only one at a time, and it's the same pc/laptop.
No, you can't, a second facility would be like installing on a second computer, you will need to purchase a second license.
Help a friend who currently has installed vista. What should I do if I want to dual boot with xp (not installed at the time)
Hello Matthew forse,.
Here is an excellent tutorial on how Dual Boot Vista and XP.
Follow the information contained in the 4 pages to the letter.
I use it in my I.T. business on client computers and recommend it carefully.
I installed Vista business on a XP Dell Latitude E5500 as a dual-boot configuration. Everything works just like in XP. But, when I boot with Vista, cannot access any network. It is not one of wifi connections. Watch 'drivers not installed for this device' (Vista) Device Manager for all network devices such as wireless and Ethernet card. If I find drivers for vista for these devices and install them, it won't solve the problem? Will this affect my XP somehow?
You need the Vista drivers.
The operating system XP and Vista are two separate operating systems in a dual boot.
Go to the website of the manufacturer of your computer/notebook > drivers and downloads Section > key in your model number > find the latest Vista drivers for it, if they are available > download/install the.
You will probably need to use XP to download/save the as you will not have a link with Vista > download / save drivers > transfer / install it in Vista.
Vista 32-bit drivers are available for the Dell link above...
See you soon.
. Mick Murphy - Microsoft partner
Installation of Microsoft Windows need to run Microsoft 'Access', which is not available to OX. Until I try to install OX 10.0.2 does anyone know if it supports the dual boot with BootCamp or similar? Thank you!
Boot Camp creates a Windows partition on the internal disk and allows the computer to be switched between Mac OS X and Windows, but not to have two OS running at the same time. make products such as VirtualBox.
The b017c is capable of running WIN7 pro in anyway shape?
I really need to do a system dual boot with WIN7 If Yes. WIN10 is not be nice to some specific software Attorney that I need to have to work for a client. Win7 is the latest OS, this software is compatible with before an upgrade of expensive software can't be compatible with Win8 or higher (we're talking $1000-2000 range).
I tried to install WIN7 on this computer after the partitioning of the disk space, and put out several settings in the bios (I had error btw), but WIN7 keeps hanging in the first screen after loading the drivers (language selection screen). Something happens where ports USB closing killing all connections to the mouse and keyboard. I have tried many changes in the bios settings and a retry of the WIN7 Installer (from an installation disc) but no dice.
Is there a certain combination of settings that must be disabled in the bios to get the win7 Installer right or I'm screwed?
Thanks for any help
What an adventure!
As you discovered, you must completely format the drive as one or the other (GPT or MBR). You cannot format a GPT partition and the other in the MBR.
I wonder if you had back and disabled the legacy mode, if W7 would let you install on the GPT - or partition if the disabling legacy mode would also have permitted secure boot.
In any case, it's water under the bridge.
Drivers... Here are some that may work...
First install the driver from the Intel chipset and restart the PC. A 2nd on the left is the automatic installation file.
See if this graphics driver works... 3rd one down on the left is the automatic installation file.
Audio: Accept the agreement. Download and install the 2nd driver on the list.
Ethernet: Download, unzip and install the 2nd driver on the list.
Card reader: download, unzip and install the driver from the 1st on the list.
Wireless: 2nd pilot down on the left.
Bluetooth: 2nd one down on the left.
After taking all the precautions I can think to install Windows 7 on my wifes laptop. Drive recovery system, backups (2 DVDs) and an image I did more than 6 DVD.
I thought why not only reduce the Vista Partition, install Windows 7 in the created partition and run Windows 7 to see if it will work on the laptop (gives me time to straighten out things so that my wife can always use). Then remove the Vista Partition. If the laptop was mine would just reformat the dang thing and deal with what it goes down from there.
Then there is the Question of what to do about the EISA (recovery Partition)?
Of course, you can install Windows 7 and do a system to dual-boot with Windows Vista... Why not? ;)
As you have already said if Windows 7 works well on your laptop (I put t know which model you have exactly) you can remove Vista and use the old partition to store data or to include a new in the Windows 7 partition.
The hidden partition do you mean isn't the Toshiba recovery partition! It is a feature of Windows.
You can remove this partition you don t he most needs.
In addition, with the Toshiba Recovery disk, you are on the safe side. If you don't want Windows 7 you can go to Vista (factory settings). :)
I'm under a system dual boot with two hard drives. C is XP Home Edition and F is Windows 7 Home Premium. I want now to delete XP and run only Windows 7. Any advice on how to proceed would be welcome.
OK, so I failed. Thanks for the help but my computer skills is non-existent. Have reloaded Windows 7 from scratch on the old Windows 7 and I am now reloading my programs & database. W J Cheer and thank you for your efforts.
I had to reformat my wife's computer. It is a store brand AMD athlon 2500 with 2 GB of ram. It came with a copy of XP Home recovery disk. I wanted to create a second logical drive on the computer to store the data, but the recovery disc can not do this.
I used a copy of XP Pro I have to format the hard drive in 2 logical drives here but he installed XP Pro as well. It is not allowed for this machine. I thought I would install XP Home Edition from the recovery disk and it would be more to write XP Pro, but it didn't.
Now I have a dual boot with XP Pro and XP Home, I want to keep I want to delete. It appears after the MESSAGE that there is an option for home or similar to a GRUB menu Pro.
I note in 'My Computer' C: WINDOWS and watch WINDOWS.0 I guess que.0 is the installation of Pro as it happened first.
Any suggestions on how to remove the installation of Pro and leaving the House intact?
Thanks in advance, Al
If you have not used the computer since installing Home and Pro, the best thing to do is to reinstall the House.
Partition Wizard Home Edition "CD Boot" allows you to reformat the partition and reinstall XP Home:
Note: There is also a CD bootable version
Some of the features and functions include: resize and move partitions, the recovery Partition after an accidental deletion, Create partition, delete partition,format partition, convert partition, partition Explore, Hide partition, change drive letter, Set partition active, Explorer (content display) of the partition.
Note: To complete any task use the "Pending Operations" box at the bottom left.
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