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Dual Boot Windows 7 - Windows Vista - and/or Windows XP

Postby kanaloa » Sun Dec 14, 2008 5:20 am

Dual Boot Windows 7 - Windows Vista - and/or Windows XP


This thread is a resource for dual booting between the "big three:" Vista, XP, and Windows 7.

Install Windows XP in Dual Boot with Pre-Installed Windows 7



Additionally, we have started an article on the VistaBootPRO website with more information: [html]<a href="http://www.vistabootpro.org/index.php/site/information/dual_boot_windows_7">Windows 7 Dual Boot</a>[/html]


... more to come soon.
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Re: Dual Boot Windows 7 - Windows Vista - and/or Windows XP

Postby djb6 » Tue Jan 13, 2009 1:28 am

I have vista and 7 dual booting right now. It was really easy. I just partitioned my hard drive with the partition manager that came with vista, and then installed 7 on the new partition. I don't really think there was much of a trick to it.
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Re: Dual Boot Windows 7 - Windows Vista - and/or Windows XP

Postby kanaloa » Tue Jan 13, 2009 3:08 am

I agree, I tried it last week and it was a smooth process. Vista and Windows 7 seem pretty straight forward. I think users upgrading from Windows XP may have a bit more trouble.
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Re: Dual Boot Windows 7 - Windows Vista - and/or Windows XP

Postby kd1966 » Tue Jan 13, 2009 3:49 am

That's nothing; I was working with an older couple a few months ago that went straight from Windows 98 (NOT SE) to Vista................ :shocked:
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Re: Dual Boot Windows 7 - Windows Vista - and/or Windows XP

Postby kanaloa » Tue Jan 13, 2009 3:52 am

kd1966 wrote:That's nothing; I was working with an older couple a few months ago that went straight from Windows 98 (NOT SE) to Vista................ :shocked:


Are you serious? Wow... 11 years old and still actually working, now that's something. You know somewhere there's a guy running Windows 3.1 or Windows 95 thinking it's on the cutting edge. :lol:
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Re: Dual Boot Windows 7 - Windows Vista - and/or Windows XP

Postby GTX11 » Sat Jan 17, 2009 2:00 pm

I am using Vista Boot Pro and am quad booting:

1. Vista x32
2. Win 7 Ultimate x32
3. Win 7 Ultimate x64
4. Win 7 Home Premium x64

All without any problems. Kudos to VBP ^*^
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Re: Dual Boot Windows 7 - Windows Vista - and/or Windows XP

Postby albchong » Sun Jan 18, 2009 4:14 pm

I just installed windows 7 x64 - went very smoothly on the whole. Slight hiccup was when I was asked to provide a username - windows 7 failed to pick up my wireless keyboard :no . Rebooted with MS keyboard and all was well ^*^ . One thing I have noticed is, that I can't find my vista partition where "my documents" are stored. Anyone else have this problem?

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Re: Dual Boot Windows 7 - Windows Vista - and/or Windows XP

Postby kd1966 » Sun Jan 18, 2009 4:37 pm

albchong wrote:I just installed windows 7 x64 - went very smoothly on the whole. Slight hiccup was when I was asked to provide a username - windows 7 failed to pick up my wireless keyboard :no . Rebooted with MS keyboard and all was well ^*^ . One thing I have noticed is, that I can't find my vista partition where "my documents" are stored. Anyone else have this problem?

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If I understand you correctly, your Vista documents are stored in \\<Vista drive letter>\users\<yourusername>\documents
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Re: Dual Boot Windows 7 - Windows Vista - and/or Windows XP

Postby albchong » Sun Jan 18, 2009 4:42 pm

mmm. Whilst in Vista, "c" volume is my vista partition. "z" volume is my "windows 7". When I start up windows 7, my vista partition has disappeared completely from "my computer". I can however see my external USB drive. :question
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Re: Dual Boot Windows 7 - Windows Vista - and/or Windows XP

Postby kd1966 » Sun Jan 18, 2009 4:53 pm

albchong wrote:mmm. Whilst in Vista, "c" volume is my vista partition. "z" volume is my "windows 7". When I start up windows 7, my vista partition has disappeared completely from "my computer". I can however see my external USB drive. :question


You can try Disk Management in Win7 to assign the Vista drive a drive letter :yesnod:
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