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Win7Pro install

By firefox5000 ·
Sup all

My pc has 2 harddrives, one containing XP(primary) and the other one Vista. My idea is just to erase the harddrive where Vista is installed and add windows 7 Pro. XP shouldnt be affected by this?

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Likely it will be affected...

by cmatthews In reply to Win7Pro install

Vista changes the boot loader sequence.. Read here:
http://www.multibooters.co.uk/multiboot.html

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Maybe....

by dedhedtek In reply to Win7Pro install

I;m not sure about vista but XP Might be ok, I went from xp/ubuntu to XP/ubuntu/seven ultimate (going to remove XP soon) and xp was fine, it just shows up as a previous version of windows. I would expect seven and vista to handle the boot process similarly. My suggestion is either test on a different pc or back up your data and give it a try.

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If you can't boot XP, there's always fixmbr...

by cmatthews In reply to Win7Pro install

If Vista put jump code in the MBR of the first disk, you can repair it from the XP boot C

http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/windows/xp/all/proddocs/en-us/bootcons_fixmbr.mspx?

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If I do like this...

by firefox5000 In reply to If you can't boot XP, the ...

and use fixboot on XP to remove the Vista boot strapper from it. When the pc restarts only XP bootloader will be visible and then I can safely format the harddrive where Vista is installed and add win7? I dont need to use fixmbr?

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mmm....

by firefox5000 In reply to Win7Pro install

Yea...

I dont know what to do. I have heard that uppgrades are not so good. Maybee i should try it out just delete the hardrive where Vista is installed. I mean the main boot properties are on XP hardrive , its the master harddrive.

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my two cents

by PurpleSkys In reply to mmm....

we did upgrades here from our vistas to win7...but i do at least recommend back up first...everything...i'm not hugely confident with dual boots yet, so i can't say how it would work out that way.

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