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Problems Dual Booting Vista and XP

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Full-Throttle, Sep 20, 2007.

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    Full-Throttle Thread Starter

    Sep 20, 2007
    I do not know how to dual boot Vista and XP from two different hard drives other than using my BIOS to select the default boot drive. Here is my situation:

    I have two hard drives in my computer. One is a 250 GB hard drive and the other is a 500GB. Both are SATA. I did a clean install of XP on the 250 GB hard drive. Then I unplugged the 250 GB and started the Vista installer with the 500 GB hard drive. I have partitioned the hard drive into two partitions. The primary partition is a 100GB and Vista is installed on it. The other is a 400GB partition. Once the install completed I plugged back in the 250 GB drive that XP is on and can boot both Vista and XP. The only problem is I have to change the boot order in my bios to choose which OS I want. Each drive is master on its own SATA controller.

    Here is my question: Is there some way to just have an option when I boot to choose either Vista or XP so I don't have change the boot order in the bios.
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