Questions about DualBoot with Vista and Win 7

#1
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
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
Thanks so much, i will try this tonight :)
 


#4
Hi, i chekced that vista boot pro, but needs to pay, is there any other free application to do the same?

Thanks
 


#5
the only one that solve the problem was to change the boot order in my motherboard bios. After that Win 7 installed fine.
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.
 


ondoy4759

Honorable Member
#6
young88a said:
....is there any other free application to do the same?
Install the free "EasyBCD" application. It is very easy to use.
 


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