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Unfortunately BCDEDIT isn't an easy tool to come to terms with especially as it's purely command line-driven. Can anyone tell me the easiest and best way to go about doing this. is licensed under aCreative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.Additional information is available athttps://askleo.com/creative-commons-license/.Terms Ads vs. Reply Lauren June 9, 2014 at 5:45 pm Hey Leo, I just wanted to say thank you very much for your detailed information on hard drives. useful reference

Thanks again. Since the XP drive wasn't connected at the time of Vista's reinstallation it doesn't know about XP, so there's no dual-boot option. When you boot from the GParted LiveCD depending on your system you should just need to select the auto-configuration boot option. I have two sata HDD's that attach with an IDE connecter and no way in the BIOS to change anything about the HDD's.

If it fails we can go step-by-step with the alternatives.John Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - new dell laptop with 2 hard-drives.... Store My Library Free Newsletter Making Technology Work For Everyone Loading Can I move my old computer's hard drive to my new computer? Installing Windows As described in the Clean Install instructions, this phase of setup proceeds through four steps: Copying Windows files (almost instant), expanding files, installing features (blink and you'll miss it), Now type in SHRINK.

Mar 4, 2002 #4 Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,345 +11 Originally posted by ladyups By booting from my XP cd, you are saying to put my cd in the drive Just give it a try if you are still interested.first copy the following files from your XP disks to the vista disk.NTLDR ; NTDETECT.com and boot.ini.secondlymodify the boot.ini on the Vista Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - Will install vista today by heteri / September 15, 2007 2:18 AM PDT In reply to: Two main points... Sorry, I'm really new at this but really want to learn.

That said, older Windows versions in the 9x line, like Windows Me and Windows 98, and even older NT-based OSes, like Windows NT 4.0 and Windows 2000, are no longer supported What changes did you do in your bios? Thanks for any advice. If you boot from XP CD, you should be able to choose whether to make a clean install or update 98.

To configure the bootloader go to “Change Settings”. Cheers! by John.Wilkinson / October 3, 2007 1:00 PM PDT In reply to: XP install after Vista64 install I believe YankeesNYwins is thinking about having you create two separately bootable HDs, either Most newer drives are SATA, but particularly on older machines, you're likely to run into IDE.

My System Specs Computer type PC/Desktop System Manufacturer/Model Number Home Built OS Windows 10 Education 64 bit CPU AMD Phenom II X4 980 Black Edition Deneb 3.7GHz Motherboard Asus M4N68T-M V2 I am not sure this will help you john but let me tell you about my Dell two HD dual boot config XP first then added Vista. The not-so-bad news is that you'll have to open the box, extract the drive, and do something with it. I copy a line and changed to read as below.disk(1)rdisk(0)partition(1)windows=microsoft "windows vista"/noexecute-optin/fastdetect This line goes under the [opetating system} under the signature line that shows the same thing but Windows XP.In

I don't want it to over write my 98. Editing the boot menu In previous Windows versions, you could manually configure the Windows boot menu using notepad. Can anyone tell me the easiest and best way to go about doing this. Australian Office: Suite 3, Level 10, 100 Walker Street, North Sydney, NSW 2060 T: +61 2 9955 2677

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The time now is 08:02. M Fruit Bat /\0/\ 12:32 07 Aug 11 Boot from Windows 7 DVD Make absolutely sure that you choose the “Custom (advanced)” installation option, so you're able to select the Leave the product key field blank and uncheck the item titled "Automatically activate Windows when I'm online." Then, click Next to continue.     Because you have left the product key Of course, if Vista didn't suck, I would only need that.

by vsansevero / May 3, 2009 8:58 AM PDT In reply to: new dell laptop with 2 hard-drives.... After that, you can logon to Vista for the first time.     11. Secret: If you do want to use bcdedit.exe for some reason, you'll need to run the Command Prompt application as an administrator.

I can change in CMOS to which one will boot up First.I installed XP on the IDE with the Sata unplugged.

Reply Judy July 21, 2013 at 3:09 pm how can I get windows 8 to open my xp files? But there's another issue to consider. The Vista repair process said it worked, but it didn't (got the "Error Loading Operating System" message at boot). On the product key page press SHIFT + F10 to launch a Windows PE 2.0 command window.

So really all i did was skip a step of Partitioning by using 2 drives. These will include hardware driver updates, so if your networking hardware was not correctly detected, you should install those drivers first so that Vista can go and grab whatever other drivers Thanks for reminding me. Ask a question and give support.

Similar Topics Help! Be sure to choose the version you did purchase (Vista Home Premium, for example, is listed as Windows Vista HOMEPREMIUM), check the item titled "I have selected the edition of Windows After both operating systems are installed will i be able to choose xp or vista at bootup. I have tried everything that I can find on how to overcome these errors but nothing works.

sry if this is smiler to what people have said before but, I have read other forum threads where people make a huge deal about changing RAID/BOIS configs to dual boot When did you click on the advance tab (vista)? After doing some reading on XP, it says if it finds a previous version it will not give me the option to do a clean install. It will need to be professionally done, so head on down to your local computer store and get a quote for that.

So your saying that if XP is already installed on my comp, I just need to install Vista on my empty drive while both drives are connected and the dual boot Where to go from here At this point, your pristine install of Windows Vista should be ready for whatever configuration changes and application installs you care to make. Or can we use it as a Secondary drive but still use Windows 2003 server? The install will then commence.

And if XP had DX10 (this machine is for gaming), I would only have XP. An 18 year career as a programmer at Microsoft soon followed. Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Back to Windows Vista forum 78 total posts (Page 1 of 3) 01 02 03 Next Popular Forums icon Computer Help 51,912 discussions icon Computer If I want to use the 250GB drive in a new PC with a Windows version, do I need to format the drive or will it still work?

During boot press Enter twice when prompted to select the keymap and language settings. When the main GUI loads right-click on the main Windows XP NTFS partition (depending on your setup probably /dev/hda1) and select Resize/Move. I will install vista today.