Multiboot / Aero

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Installation' started by Brian Donnelly, Jun 11, 2006.

  1. Hello All,

    Could anyone tell me if a multi boot consisting of XP-Pro on partition 1,
    Vista 32bit on Partition 2 and Vista 64bit on Partition 3 would work...? I
    have already installed Vista 32bit on Partition 2 and the multiboot works
    fine between Xp-Pro and Vista, but has anyone tried adding a second copy of
    Vista..?

    On a slightly different note, I was having a problem getting Aero Glass to
    work on my GeForce 5200 128Mb, I have since found the problem, my widescreen
    monitor runs at 1440x900 resolution, if I drop this down to 1024x768 Glass
    works fine, but switches off back at 1440x900... Is this a Vista issue or
    an NVidia issue... ?

    Thanks everyone (especially Andre & Zack) for all the useful help & advice.

    Regards

    Bri
     
    Brian Donnelly, Jun 11, 2006
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  2. Yes, I am running a multi boot configuration of Windows XP x86, x64, Server
    2003 x86, x64, Vista x64 and Mac OS X and have no problems at all, so go
    ahead and pop Vista x64 onto that 3rd partition.

    As for the AERO Glass issue at 1440 x 900, you have explained it yourself.

    Appropriate graphics memory for specified monitor resolutions expressed as
    total pixels (x dimension multiplied by y dimension)

    64 MB of graphics memory to support a single monitor at a resolution of 1280
    by 1024
    128 MB of graphics memory to support a single monitor at a resolution of
    1920 by 1200
    256 of graphics memory to support a single monitor at a resolutions higher
    than 2,304,000 pixels.

    So you need to upgrade that video card if you want the desired resolution
    you are looking for.
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    Andre Da Costa [Extended64], Jun 11, 2006
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