"special" dual boot Vista/XP

Discussion in 'Installation & Compatibility' started by fixo, May 22, 2007.

  1. fixo


    May 22, 2007
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    I've been using my desktop PC with a one partition hd that has XP installed. Now I removed this hd and installed a new one with Vista for testing purposes so no settings of both operating systems would ever cross.

    Since I've two, seperate hard drives both with one operating system, I wonder how I could choose which one to boot from when both hard drives are installed in my pc. Right now, the Vista hard drive is my C:\ and it boots fine, while the other one is seen as D:\ within Vista.

    I thought maybe EasyBCD could do the trick, but that doesn't seem to work (or I'm doing something wrong of course!). So it's not the usual dual-boot system I'm looking for where the OS are 'aware' of each other during installation so now I wonder if it could be done at all.

    Anyone any idea?

    thanks and regards,


    aka fixo
    fixo, May 22, 2007
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  2. fixo


    Aug 1, 2006
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    See this, and for a more simple information this.

    From using information contained in those posts you should be able to edit the bootloader in vista to accomodate XP.
    kingofnexus, May 22, 2007
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