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Dual Booting (XP and Vista)

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by Matt.21, Nov 8, 2007.

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  1. Matt.21

    Matt.21 Thread Starter

    Nov 5, 2007
    I have a computer with XP Media Center Edition installed on it already and am wanting to dual boot with Vista x64 Retail. I have already created a new logical partition on my hard drive which I was intending to install Vista to. I was just wanting to make sure before I do this however, if it will give me a boot screen at startup to choose between the two after Vista's installation. Have I gone about this the right way? Or do I need to download a OS booter of some sort? Any help and information on this topic would be appreciated

  2. fairnooks

    fairnooks Banned

    Oct 1, 2007
    Yes, you'll get a coutdown screen that lets you choose which OS to boot. If no choice is made the default OS (whichever is first choice) will begin loading when the time runs out.

    As you begin installing, Vista will see you have XP Media Edition already installed and prompt you for what to do next and that's when you point it to the seperate partition.

    I think a bootable partition has to be a primary so double checking that beforehand might save you some time if you aren't sure.
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