Windows 7 Dual Boot (2 HDD's)


New Member
Jan 26, 2009
Hi all,

I was running Vista on a single partition 300GB HDD.

I had an old 400GB HDD that was on its last legs (used to be my primary one, but I feared it was failing so switched to the 300GB), so decided to stick the Win7 Beta on it.

Apart from a few problems, installation was fine.

Unfortunately, when I now switch on the PC, I don't get any boot manager to select which OS I'd like to run, it just boots straight into Win7 without any input...

If I unplug the Win7 drive, Vista loads normally as before.

Is there any way of getting the boot manager to work so I can select which OS to boot to?


You could try using a program called EasyBCD from Neosmart Technologies.. It's a very easy to use program that allows you to tinker with the boot manager... Here's a link to obtain the latest version... ;)

Download EasyBCD 1.7.2 - NeoSmart Technologies

Hopefully this helps you.. :)