Booting question. - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Software > Microsoft Windows and Software
Closed Thread
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-15-2008, 03:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
Super Techie
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 324
Default Booting question.

If I have XP on one hard drive and Vista on another, is there a way I can specify which boots?

Thorn is offline  
Old 03-15-2008, 06:32 PM   #2 (permalink)
Monster Techie
sPlAtOiD's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2002
Posts: 1,748
Default Re: Booting question.

There are programs out there that will enable you to do this. Do you have both set up already. If so it should give you the option upon bootup.

sPlAtOiD is offline  
Old 03-15-2008, 07:53 PM   #3 (permalink)
Call me Mak or K
Mod Emeritus
KSoD's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: C:\
Posts: 35,647
Default Re: Booting question.

Google for EasyBCD. That will allow you to add a XP entry to the Vista bootloader and dual boot correctly.
I do not accept support questions via EMail, PM, IM or my G+ page!

Phone: LG Optimus G Pro
Running: Stock JB from LG with Nova Launcher

KSoD is offline  
Old 03-15-2008, 08:21 PM   #4 (permalink)
Master Techie
eyeCpc's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 2,074
Default Re: Booting question.

You will also need to copy the ntldr,, and files to the boot drive assuming that is the Vista drive. Those are a mandate otherwise the entries would be no good.

I ran the initial release of that when seen after first running into some other lame copycat program when Vista was first released. The information on an even newer version can be looked over at EasyBCD Documentation Home - NeoSmart Technologies Wiki
eyeCpc is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Problem with Hard Drive lettering in DUAL BOOTING PC Rastafari Microsoft Windows and Software 7 03-03-2008 03:38 PM
Question on dual booting (changing os) mnelson07 New Systems | Building and Buying 3 12-23-2007 08:28 PM
New computer, tell me what you think! and one little question too rgoldberg1 New Systems | Building and Buying 3 11-12-2007 09:19 PM
Power Supply Question + Overclocking Question Grievearz New Systems | Building and Buying 21 09-11-2007 11:59 PM
Help me clear something up please(Fresh install of xp type question) jonny_uk Microsoft Windows and Software 2 04-21-2007 05:38 PM

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:22 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.