Another dual boot question!

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Installation' started by Castaway, Aug 18, 2008.

  1. Castaway

    Castaway Guest

    I am considering setting up a dual boot on my 64 bit Vista Ultimate beastie.
    I have a total of 4 hard drives all SATA 2 all 500gb and set up as two RAID1
    drives C & D. I was thinking of putting XP on D

    Question: In a dual-boot install when inserting the XP CD would I need to F6
    and load SATA & RAID drivers or would the install recognise the setup from
    the Vista install?

    The reason I ask is that I don't know how I would install the driivers as I
    have no floppy drive and no floppy IDE controller on my motherboard to
    install one
    Castaway, Aug 18, 2008
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  2. Castaway

    Rick Rogers Guest


    XP setup would not be able to pull drivers from the Vista installation.
    You'd need a floppy drive (this is the only scenario that XP supports) with
    compatible versions. If your system supports booting a USB external floppy,
    then you might try that. It will need to recognize the device prior to the
    OS loading.
    Rick Rogers, Aug 19, 2008
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