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 PostPost subject: Windows Longhorn 4074 Installation problems.        Posted: Sun Feb 24, 2008 5:22 pm 
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Alright so i went ahead and installed LH 4074 within vista. I installed it to my externals 7gb partition that i had on there for some odd reason. When it was installing I turned off my monitor and went and played some smash brothers. After it rebooted and i saw that the Longhorn installation option was in my boot loaders, so i picked it and it went on to install. I again shut off my monitor. I noticed that my PC rebooted and still saw Windows Vista and the Longhorn Installation selections. So i selected the installation again. This time, however, it bought me to a CMD prompt and that's all that happened. when i closed it, it rebooted my system...
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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sun Feb 24, 2008 5:30 pm 
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you need to install longhorn first, then vista on another partition, you cannot install both on one partition or even vista and then 4074, it crashes the MBR of vista ;)


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Well it seems fine to me, since im like, in vista right now lol.
What i meant was i ran the installer inside vista and installed it to another partition on my external hd


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sun Feb 24, 2008 5:34 pm 
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You can't boot off external HDD's can you?

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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sun Feb 24, 2008 5:35 pm 
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KCLiVES wrote:
You can't boot off external HDD's can you?

Uh, yes?
Let me go check. I'm pretty sure i can. It's a USB.
Yeah I can. Although, when i tried to it said DISK ERROR. Press any key to retry or something along those lines.


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sun Feb 24, 2008 7:17 pm 
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Edit - check your bios allows usb booting, that was my problem, I remeber now :oops:

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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sun Feb 24, 2008 7:51 pm 
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Mine already had USB booting enabled...


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 PostPost subject: Re: Windows Longhorn 4074 Installation problems.        Posted: Thu Feb 28, 2008 3:10 am 
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So i selected the installation again. This time, however, it bought me to a CMD prompt and that's all that happened. when i closed it, it rebooted my system...
Can anybody help?


I think this same situation has happened to me. See if there's an option to boot into Longhorn, but not its installation option. Whenever you boot to the installation option, it's booting to the setup which it's probably completed and won't do again, therefore you get that command prompt.


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Fri Feb 29, 2008 4:07 am 
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I went into vista and tried to add it to the bootloader.
I notcied it said there was no NTLDR..so i went into my C drive and noticed 2 folders.
$WINDOWS.~BT and $WINDOWS.~LS
I think the BT one had all of that.
I notcied there was a setup.exe file..
I ran it, and all of the files were gone.
So did it not copy the files right over to the L:\ right?


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 PostPost subject: some help        Posted: Fri Feb 29, 2008 9:08 am 
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Do this :

Boot into Vista, download / install / run easybcd

in easybcd add "XP/Server2003" (NTLDR based OS), but choose as the partition C:\ ( same partition where vista is ).

Even if Longhorn 405x/407x is on a 2nd partition which is not C:.

NTLDR is always on the boot partition .

You can verify this if you turn in Vista hidden folder and protected OS files on, look in the root directory of your vista partition - you will see the file named NTLDR.

This one needs to be added only, where the Longhorn OS is residing doesn't matter, cause NTLDR will find it :-)

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starting with 5048 this is not necessary, because it uses Vistas Loader and integrates itself, but 3xxx - 4xxx uses the XP Loader.


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Vista uses a new bootloader.
Use a program like this:
http://www.vistabootpro.org/

Its an easy program you can add new windows version to the list like XP or change the boottag of windows vista or remove version from the list.

Screenshots of the program here:
http://www.pronetworks.org/forum/album_cat.php?cat_id=69

Its free but it is a good program.

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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sat Mar 01, 2008 2:06 am 
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Thanks for all your help.
This time, It shows up in the XP boot loader, i boot into it, Get the windows logon...then BSOD : S

Any suggestions?
Also, apparently when i went to install it again it said the files from the old install were still there, and it was going to rename the [censored]. Could that have effected it?


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 PostPost subject: 4074        Posted: Sat Mar 01, 2008 4:23 pm 
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UltraMan wrote:
Thanks for all your help.
This time, It shows up in the XP boot loader, i boot into it, Get the windows logon...then BSOD : S

Any suggestions?
Also, apparently when i went to install it again it said the files from the old install were still there, and it was going to rename the [censored]. Could that have effected it?


Best you format the partition you want to install 4074 on before.

Look in the Vista drive (C:) for folders that don't belong there, like WINDOWS_NT~BT / Windows~LS - you can easily identify them by there obscure name. You might need turn on hidden folders or show system files in Vista to see them.

those are temp directories, where Longhorns setup has put the extracted files - delete them, and start fresh setup .

I used to dualboot Vista and 4051,4074 - but I used physical CDs and did always LH before Vista - so Vista detected LH and put it in its bootloader.

But the other way round is also ok, you just need to deal with that damn new bootloader. The NTLDR scheme is easy, all it needs is a written line in boot.ini, but Vistas Loader is just well.. not understandable :)


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sat Mar 01, 2008 11:10 pm 
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Still got a BSOD.
Something I noticed, when i re-added the Bootloader, after it was doing copying files, it listed the other 3 times i tried to install LH, but they all linked to the same thing.
I also noticed that there was no ntldr in the C:\ drive of my HD for LH, just ntdectet.com


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Tue Apr 15, 2008 12:43 am 
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Try formatting the externel HDD using a Win2k CD. That works for me when I have HDD probs.


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 PostPost subject: Yeh.        Posted: Tue Apr 15, 2008 2:36 pm 
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i used this guide to install, longhorn build 4074 and vista.

http://apcmag.com/how_to_dual_boot_vist ... _guide.htm

worked a treat, even showed you how to edit the boot menu.

works fine for me, i'm dual booting vista and longhorn atm.
xp hates my comp for some reason :P


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