Dual Boot on MCE and Sony Vaio (VGN-AR170)

Discussion in 'Windows Media Center' started by Robbase, Sep 1, 2006.

  1. Robbase

    Robbase Guest


    Purchased a Sony Vaio (VGN-AR170)200GB SATA laptop which is running two
    Raid0 (100GB) drives and 2GB of memory.

    Considering adding dual boot with Server 2003, SharePoint, etc...to
    explore while at home. If I boot from the CD, the drives are not
    recognized with either 2003 or XP PRO.

    Worried about trying to install 2003 while booted due to a lost
    Operating System.

    OK to install 2003 while booted in MCE?

    Will it create a dual boot option?

    Advise appreciated!
    Robbase, Sep 1, 2006
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    Jason Tsang Guest

    Jason Tsang, Sep 1, 2006
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  3. Robbase

    Robbase Guest


    Thank you very much...so this will allow the dual boot?

    Also, it is looking for these drivers on a floppy I only have
    CD and 2 memory stick drives..

    Please advise...again thanks!

    Robbase, Sep 1, 2006
  4. You can get a USB floppy drive fairly cheaply, possibly as low as $20
    US, that would solve the problem.

    It is also possible to put the required files on a CD, and I believe
    that it's easy enough to tell the installer to look on the CD after
    pressing F6.

    Or maybe you could even use a memory stick or a thumb drive.
    Gene E. Bloch, Sep 5, 2006
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