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Instructions to Dual Boot

By JBG420
Sep 5, 2008
  1. Hi All,

    New to the forums here and need advice on how to go about dual booting. I am currently running Windows XP and want to install Vista Ultimate on a SECOND hard drive (no partitioning) and have the ability to dual boot while I test Vista with all of my hardware.

    Can anyone provide detailed instructions on how to correctly configure the dual boot? Currently, I have Windows XP installed on my main hard drive (along with all my software, files, pictures, music, etc.) and Vista OS ONLY installed on a second hard drive.

    I imagine I will need to reinstall Vista to correctly set up the dual boot. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    System Info:
    Asus P5W DH Deluxe Motherboard
    Intel e6600 Core 2 Duo (2.40Ghz)
    3.0GB DDR2 800 RAM
    ATI Radeon HD3800 (512MB DDR3)
    Windows XP on WD - SATA 300GB HDD
    Windows Vista Ultimate - SATA 150GB HDD
     
  2. AlbertLionheart

    AlbertLionheart TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,026

    I have the following setup
    1 XP Boot drive
    1 Vista boot drive
    1 data drive (2 x 160 Gb striped RAID)
    I select which OS at boot from the BIOS selection - obviously all the apps have to be installed onto each OS but all my files are on the data drive.
    Hope this helps!
     
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