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AM SURE SOMEONE CAN HELP

Postby wpliler » Mon Mar 23, 2009 6:30 pm

HI,

(CAPS DUE TO 74 YR OLD EYES )

I'VE BEEN TRYING TO DUAL OR TRIPLE BOOT FOR SEVERAL WEEKS NOW, HERE IS MY SETUP.


I HAVE A REFURB DELL DESKTOP WHICH CAME WITH WIN XP PRO ON 40 GIG HD, SATA, C DRIVE :no

I TOOK THE OLD DISK OUT OF THE OLD BOX, IT HAS VISTA HP , AS WELL AS WIN 7 INSTALLED ON
IT.

I SO FAR I HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE TO ACCESS THE OLD DRIVE, WHICH IS LIKE E , AND G DRIVE.

I'VE USED VISTABOOTPRO, OR TRIED TO BUT DID NOT WORK FOR ME.

ANY IDEAS IF YOU HAVE HAD THIS SIMILAR EXPERIENCE?

ALL HELP APPRECIATED.

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Re: AN SURE SOME ONE CAN HELP

Postby yeshuas » Mon Mar 23, 2009 6:47 pm

JUST TO MAKE SURE YOU CAN READ THIS, I WILL USE CAPS TOO.

WERE BOTH SYSTEMS THE SAME, IF NOT THE OPERATING SYSTEMS ON THE TWO HARDDRIVES ARE NOT INTERCHANGEABLE

I.E. YOU CAN'T TAKE A HARDDRIVE FROM SAY A DELL COMPUTER WITH ONE KIND OF MOTHERBOARD AND PUT IT IN A HEWLETT PACKARD COMPUTER WITH A DIFFERENT MOTHERBOARD, IT WON'T HAVE THE CORRECT DRIVERS TO BOOT FROM IT.

YOU SHOULD BE ABLE TO PUT IT IN THE COMPUTER AND IF YOU HAVE ANOTHER HARDDRIVE IN THE COMPUTER THAT YOU CAN BOOT FROM, YOU SHOULD BE ABLE TO ACCESS THE FOLDERS AND FILES ON THE HARDDRIVE, BUT NOT BE ABLE TO BOOT FROM IT.
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Re: AN SURE SOME ONE CAN HELP

Postby wpliler » Tue Mar 24, 2009 2:40 am

yeshuas wrote:JUST TO MAKE SURE YOU CAN READ THIS, I WILL USE CAPS TOO.

WERE BOTH SYSTEMS THE SAME, IF NOT THE OPERATING SYSTEMS ON THE TWO HARDDRIVES ARE NOT INTERCHANGEABLE

I.E. YOU CAN'T TAKE A HARDDRIVE FROM SAY A DELL COMPUTER WITH ONE KIND OF MOTHERBOARD AND PUT IT IN A HEWLETT PACKARD COMPUTER WITH A DIFFERENT MOTHERBOARD, IT WON'T HAVE THE CORRECT DRIVERS TO BOOT FROM IT.

YOU SHOULD BE ABLE TO PUT IT IN THE COMPUTER AND IF YOU HAVE ANOTHER HARDDRIVE IN THE COMPUTER THAT YOU CAN BOOT FROM, YOU SHOULD BE ABLE TO ACCESS THE FOLDERS AND FILES ON THE HARDDRIVE, BUT NOT BE ABLE TO BOOT FROM IT.





HI, SYS NOT SAME, BOTH DELL, I HAD THOUGHT THAT, I HANE OEN COPY OF VISTA CAN I REINSTALL IN SAME PARTITION? AND THEN DL ANY DRIVERS I MIGHT NEED? THEN COULD DUAL BOOT? AND RE INSTALL WIN7 TOO? TNX FOR YOUR HELP, NOT ONLY THE EYES ARE OLD, I AM BED BOUND ABT 22 HRS A DAY, IN A NURSING FACILITY, SO THESE TOYS ARE MY MAIN SOURCE TO KEEP MY MIND ACTIVE!!
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Re: AN SURE SOME ONE CAN HELP

Postby yeshuas » Tue Mar 24, 2009 2:48 am

wpliler wrote:
yeshuas wrote:JUST TO MAKE SURE YOU CAN READ THIS, I WILL USE CAPS TOO.

WERE BOTH SYSTEMS THE SAME, IF NOT THE OPERATING SYSTEMS ON THE TWO HARDDRIVES ARE NOT INTERCHANGEABLE

I.E. YOU CAN'T TAKE A HARDDRIVE FROM SAY A DELL COMPUTER WITH ONE KIND OF MOTHERBOARD AND PUT IT IN A HEWLETT PACKARD COMPUTER WITH A DIFFERENT MOTHERBOARD, IT WON'T HAVE THE CORRECT DRIVERS TO BOOT FROM IT.

YOU SHOULD BE ABLE TO PUT IT IN THE COMPUTER AND IF YOU HAVE ANOTHER HARDDRIVE IN THE COMPUTER THAT YOU CAN BOOT FROM, YOU SHOULD BE ABLE TO ACCESS THE FOLDERS AND FILES ON THE HARDDRIVE, BUT NOT BE ABLE TO BOOT FROM IT.[/quote




HI, SYS NOT SAME, BOTH DELL, I HAD THOUGHT THAT, I HANE OEN COPY OF VISTA CAN I REINSTALL IN SAME PARTITION? AND THEN DL ANY DRIVERS I MIGHT NEED? THEN COULD DUAL BOOT? AND RE INSTALL WIN7 TOO? TNX FOR YOUR HELP, NOT ONLY THE EYES ARE OLD, I AM BED BOUND ABT 22 HRS A DAY, IN A NURSING FACILITY, SO THESE TOYS ARE MY MAIN SOURCE TO KEEP MY MIND ACTIVE!!

IF YOU HAVE THE XP INSTALL DISK YOU CAN INSTALL IT TO THE SAME PARTITION AS XP IS ON, YOU WILL HOWEVER NEED A FLOPPY DISK WITH THE NEEDED DRIVERS FOR SATA/RAID IF THE DRIVES ARE SATA THAT IS, IF THE DRIVE IS IDE THEN YOU WON'T. HERE IS A GUIDE TO HELP YOU DO THAT
http://www.pronetworks.org/index.php/gu ... ows_vista/
iT SAYS VISTA, BUT IT WILL WORK WITH WINDOWS 7 TOO

OR IF YOU WANT OR CAN INSTALL BOTH OPERATING SYSTEMS WITHOUT A PROBLEM, SIMPLY INSTALL XP FIRST AND THEN REINSTALL WINDOWS 7
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Re: AN SURE SOME ONE CAN HELP

Postby wpliler » Wed Apr 01, 2009 3:03 pm

HI
BEEN SOME WHAT SIDE TRACKED AND JUST SAW YOUR LAST POST,WILL
CHECK OUT THE LINK, THANKS, HAVE A GOOD DAY, WILL
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Re: AM SURE SOMEONE CAN HELP

Postby mnemonicj » Wed Apr 01, 2009 11:41 pm

AS A TIP, A GOOD WAY TO BE ABLE TO TYPE NORMALLY AND STILL BE ABLE TO READ THE WORDS:

USE MOZILLA FIREFOX TO BROWSE THE WEB AND WHILE YOU HAVE A WEB PAGE OPEN, HOLD THE CTRL KEY AND SCROLL UP USING YOUR MOUSE TO INCREASE THE SIZE OF THE TEXT AND SCROLL DOWN TO DECREASE THE SIZE OF THE TEXT. WHEN YOU LET GO OF CTRL, YOU WILL GO BACK TO REGULAR BROWSING WITH THE INCREASED TEXT SIZE.
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