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    Default How to install & use Win XP and Vista together in same notebook

    Hello,

    Some guys asked me that “if they can use vista and xp together”. I said yes of course. But it is not that simple.

    If you want this too you should follow my instructions.


    * What we need?
    a) A notebook
    b) A program called Vistabootpro. You can download it from here.
    c ) A program called EasyBCD. You can download it from here.

    * Instructions
    a)Install and open vista boot loader program.nbsp;Click “System bootloader”

    b) Choose “windows vista bootloader (uninstall legacy bootloader)”#

    c) Select partition which you already installed windows vista.


    d) Install and open easybcd program. Click “Add/Remove Entries“.

    e) Select your xp partition first then select your os type. (xp of course)

    f) Click “add entry“. Then click save.



    # Consequent: You will see this when your computer starting


    source: my blog


    Last edited by leofelix; 26th November 2009 at 14:43.

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    is it possible for 7 and xp too...?

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    Nice tutorial, thank you

    b) A program called Vistabootpro. You can download it from here.
    c ) A program called EasyBCD. You can download it from here.
    But it seems download links are missing, would you please provide them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by leofelix View Post
    Nice tutorial, thank you



    But it seems download links are missing, would you please provide them?
    ....vista bootpro seems shareware...
    VistaBootPRO 3.3 has been upgraded to DualBootPRO 1.0!! Windows Vista and Windows 7 have both made the task of directly editing the BCDedit file complicated as it is no longer text based as the boot.ini file was, and VistaBootPRO is here to help
    Dual Boot PRO - Windows 7 and Vista Boot Manager - Dual Boot XP - BCD Edit

    ---------- Post added at 10:22 PM ---------- Previous post was at 10:14 PM ----------

    Quote Originally Posted by zen67 View Post
    is it possible for 7 and xp too...?
    well I answer to my self.....


    look at this zen.....
    Last edited by zen67; 6th November 2009 at 21:23.

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    Thank you Zen

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    hi !

    why complicate things ?

    1. install XP
    2. install Vista

    when you boot, select O/S....

    for W7:
    1. install Vista / XP
    2. install W7
    when you boot, select O/S....

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    yeah or in case if you first installed Windows 7 and installed Windows Vista/XP afterward than use msconfig utility to select Windows 7's boot loader as the default one.

    1. click on start --> then in search bar type msconfig and run it.
    2. Then in 'Boot' tab select the Windows 7 bootloader as the default one and click ok...
    3. Restart your PC and now you'll get prompt to choose Windows 7 or Vista to boot.

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    tnx...................

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    hi !

    nitinagarwal1988:"yeah or in case if you first installed Windows 7 and installed Windows Vista/XP afterward"

    the easiest way to do it is of course in the following order: XP, Vista, W7.

    EasyBCD is very good if you want to change some settings, i know because i use it myself.
    but itīs not needed to be able to have XP, Vista, W7 on the same PC.
    however, itīs very useful if you also have Linux-distributions (versions) on the PC,
    and want to start Linux from fx. W7īs bootmenu.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hackerman1 View Post
    hi !

    why complicate things ?

    1. install XP
    2. install Vista

    when you boot, select O/S....

    for W7:
    1. install Vista / XP
    2. install W7
    when you boot, select O/S....
    +1....................

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