Dual boot system question and family deal discount question

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Betatesterzz, Jan 31, 2007.

  1. Betatesterzz

    Betatesterzz Guest

    I ordered the Vista Ultimate upgrade and plan to get the family pack.

    Info: My primary system has 3 hard drives 2x74gb raptors in raid O and
    1x400gb seagate.

    I plan to reinstall windows xp pro onto the primary partion of the 400gb.
    Then I plan to do a custom clean install of vista onto the Raid 0: raptors.

    Vista just makes sure you have and activated non oem copy installed into
    your system right.

    Then I'll set my raid are 1st boot option. When I want to boot to xp I'll
    just disable my raid drives and boot from the 400gb drive. I'm doing this
    because not many programs/hardware I have are fully vista compatable(or run
    perfectly on it yet, some are still beta drivers and not as fully functional
    in vista yet).

    My quetsion are:

    1) Is this allowed?
    2) When you use an upgarde vista dvd does it delete or make windows xp non
    functional?
    3)Are my assumptions correct in that Vista upgrade dvd will let you do a
    custom install into another primary partion and another drive once it has
    verifed your system has windows xp installed?

    Family deal($50 each). 2 copies of xp home premium upgrade keys/LIS.

    1)Is there time limits to when you have to install these os?

    Meaning I want to upgrade the videocards and processors on my other 2 xp
    systems before upgrading to vista home premium. Iam afraid that if I install
    these OS onto the 2 systems I'll have problems down the road when I do major
    upgardes.
     
    Betatesterzz, Jan 31, 2007
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    Betatesterzz Guest

    Thanks for everyone help.

     
    Betatesterzz, Jan 31, 2007
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  3. Betatesterzz

    Mark S-123 Guest

    Very interesting responses, because I just installed Ultimate Upgrade onto a
    new blank drive from XP on the other drive. I did custom and it asked me if I
    wanted clean or upgrade. When I took clean it asked me where (which drive) I
    wanted Vista on.

    I now have a dual boot system. I get a peompt at boot up. Do I want XP or
    Vista and they both work fine.

    Mark
     
    Mark S-123, Jan 31, 2007
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