Not another Dual Boot Question

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Ray, Jun 15, 2006.

  1. Ray

    Ray Guest

    Not quite but sort of.

    When I installed Vista I pulled all my other drives (XP) except one, and
    used that one for Vista. Now I'm thinking of going to a dual boot system,
    and to save having to reinstall Vista I have an option in the BIOS where I
    can choose which hard drive boots first, if I were to use this could it
    cause any grief with my XP files?
    Whichever OS was running would be able to "see" the other drive, but
    wouldn't this be the same as a regular dual boot, I've never used dual boot
    before so I don't know.

    Ray, Jun 15, 2006
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  2. Ray

    Rick Rogers Guest


    Changing the BIOS boot order is fine, just a bit cumbersome compared to
    using a boot manager. Using this method should have no affect on your XP

    Best of Luck,

    Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
    Windows help -
    Rick Rogers, Jun 15, 2006
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  3. Ray

    DaPhatty Guest

    I basically ran the installation from my XP instance and performed a clean
    install onto a separate drive. Once Vista was installed I configured it to
    prompt me before booting. Right click My Computer, Advanced System
    Settings, Startup and Recovery Settings. You can edit the boot options at
    the top of the menu under System Startup.
    DaPhatty, Jun 15, 2006
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