Install and dual-boot 32/64-bit, but retain drive letters

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Installation' started by Keith S., Mar 12, 2007.

  1. Keith S.

    Keith S. Guest

    My PC is set up to dual-boot XP and Vista. XP is on the C drive, and I want
    Vista on the D drive. (This is how I set things up when I was doing beta
    testing.)

    My understanding is that if I want to install Vista to the D drive, I MUST
    run the install from within my existing Windows install, which is XP.

    However, my XP install is 32-bit, and I want to install the 64-bit version
    of Vista. As a result, I can't run the 64-bit setup executable from within my
    32-bit XP OS, so the ONLY way I can see running the install is from within XP.

    So, how can I install Vista to a partition that I want labeled D: instead of
    C:, if I can't launch the setup from within my existing OS? Alternatively, is
    there a way to launch the 64-bit setup from within the 32-bit XP install?

    Thanks.
     
    Keith S., Mar 12, 2007
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