Questions about DualBoot with Vista and Win 7

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Installation' started by young88a, Mar 16, 2009.

  1. young88a

    young88a New Member

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    Hello, nice forum this one, i learned a lot from here.

    I searched for my questions, i will try tonight see if i can solve the problem im having.

    I had Vist x86 installed, the only OS in my PC.

    For 2 days i tryed to install Windows 7 7048 x64 but everytime i get to the setup where i need to choose wich partition/hard drive to install, i always got the error that it couldnt find a system partition. I tryed many solutions i find here, and i guess the only one that solve the problem was to change the boot order in my motherboard bios. After that Win 7 installed fine.

    After everything working, i wanted to boot into Vista, but it will always go to Win 7, i guess some problem with boot manager right? In order to choose wich OS i boot from, i must change the boot order in Bios.

    As far as i understand, i need to boot from windows cd and choose repair with fixmbr right? Now my question is, wich OS cd i use? Vista or Win 7?

    Thanks for any tips
     
  2. Davet50

    Davet50 New Member

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    All you need is boot editor suggest Vista boot Pro. very easy to set up and use I use this on my x64 vista and win 7 dual boot setup
     
  3. young88a

    young88a New Member

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    Thanks so much, i will try this tonight :)
     
  4. young88a

    young88a New Member

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    Hi, i chekced that vista boot pro, but needs to pay, is there any other free application to do the same?

    Thanks
     
  5. unawave

    unawave New Member

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    You should switch back the boot order in bios. Then only Vista should boot.

    When this works you can boot from Windows 7 DVD and do a repair. This should add "Windows 7" to the boot menu and then you should be able to boot either Vista or Windows 7.
     
  6. ondoy4759

    ondoy4759 Honorable Member

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    Install the free "EasyBCD" application. It is very easy to use.
     

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