Dual booting Vista

Discussion in 'General Technical' started by coleco, May 19, 2007.

  1. coleco

    coleco

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    I'm sorry for this post. I am sure it has been answered a gazillion times but for some reason I can't exactly get a good handle on the answer. First off, I know I could install vista onto a nicely running XP comp if I want to install to a second drive or partition the current drive and install to a second partition. Then I would have the option at start up of choosing which drive/OS to use??

    BUT.... do I have any of these options if my Windows Vista Home Premium says upgrade on it. If it is the upgrade disc and not full install I would guess the only thing that would happen when I start the comp with the Vista disc in is it automatically overwrites/formats the hard drive and then installs Vista. I am asking this because whenever I start the comp with the disc in, or run from within XP it looks like it is ready to install right away. I don't see options of where to install, which partition to choose, etc.

    Finally for the third and last question I want to double check if it is possible to install the Vista into an external USB HD or do I have to do a bunch of stuff to get that to work.



    Thanks for any replies. I do appreciate it.



    Coleco
     
    coleco, May 19, 2007
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  2. coleco

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    OOps. Sorry Im being very dumb today. This should be in installing section.
     
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