Dual HDD, Dual boot.

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Installation' started by Clivesapple, Aug 23, 2007.

  1. Clivesapple

    Clivesapple Guest

    I have 2 Hard drives on my computer and I have Vista Home Premium on one and
    Vista Business on the second(slave). I have had trouble instaling this
    business Vista as it is an upgrade from XP Professional,When the XP installed
    on slave the vista failed to install. I have tried 3 times and gave up,
    however it seemed to me that I could disconnect the master hdd and install
    onto the slave without any interference from the first home premium on the
    master hdd.
    This worked a treat except that when I plugged in the master hdd the only OS
    to start was the home premium. Now I can only use Business when I disconnect
    the master hdd. How can I select which OS to load on start up.
     
    Clivesapple, Aug 23, 2007
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  2. Clivesapple

    John Barnes Guest

    Use your install DVD and do a startup repair. The other option is to
    download EasyBCD or VistaBootPro and add the other operating system entry to
    the BCD.
     
    John Barnes, Aug 23, 2007
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    peter Guest

    You could also check your BIOS to see if it has the capabilities to let you
    chose which HD to boot from during the bootup procedure.
    A lot of the newer BIOS let you determine which HD to boot from by means of
    pushing F12 during the boot process which brings up a screen listing your HD
    and you then chose which to boot from.This way there is no messy boot
    files/mbr changes which can create havoc later...like if you remove/lose the
    C drive you will not be able to boot into anything...or you decide not to
    dual boot anymore.
    its still your choice
    peter
     
    peter, Aug 23, 2007
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  4. Clivesapple

    John Barnes Guest

    In his case he already has two independent systems, so there would be no
    real problems later. Booting from the BIOS is, however, a good alternative.
     
    John Barnes, Aug 23, 2007
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  5. Clivesapple

    Clivesapple Guest

    WOW Thanks to you guys. I downloaded vistabootpro and now when I boot I get a
    choice of OS's
     
    Clivesapple, Aug 23, 2007
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    Alan T Guest

    For my ASUS A8NE, I press F8 to boot into the screen.
     
    Alan T, Aug 30, 2007
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