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Dual booting Xp and Vista with SATA drives

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by lunchbox, Aug 14, 2007.

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  1. lunchbox

    lunchbox Thread Starter

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    Hi there all,

    Currenlty got an issue where i have a user who wants to dual boot with Vista and XP using sata disks.

    The general rule of thumb when doing dualbooting is to install the oldest operating system first, and then gradually work your way up.

    The way it will be setup is as so

    Vista - Primary partition of the 1st disk
    XP - Primary partition of the 2nd disk.

    Now, The way i was thinking of doing it was to install XP first, then install Vista, And modify the boot.ini to find the entry for XP.

    The question i have is, Is there any difference in modification of the boot.ini file when using sata drives, and is there any difference when making mods in Vista (As i have only edited the boot.ini in XP)

    Can someone please advise of the correct way to do this?
     
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