BetaArchive Logo
Navigation Home Screenshots Image Uploader Server Info FTP Servers Wiki Forum RSS Feed Rules Please Donate
UP: 25d, 14h, 51m | CPU: 49% | MEM: 5479MB of 12227MB used
{The community for beta collectors}

Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 15 posts ] 
Author Message
 PostPost subject: Dual Boot Help        Posted: Thu Aug 06, 2009 9:18 pm 
Reply with quote
Staff
Offline

Joined
Sat Oct 14, 2006 12:05 am

Posts
786
Right, I'm about to install Windows 7 onto my empty 2nd HD.
Can someone tell me what I need to do with regards to the bootloader? I have no clue what happens once I've installed 7.


Top  Profile
 PostPost subject: Re: Dual Boot Help        Posted: Thu Aug 06, 2009 9:20 pm 
Reply with quote
FTP Access
User avatar
Offline

Joined
Wed Aug 30, 2006 10:06 pm

Posts
2393
What OS(es) do you currently have installed and where, and what do you want to end up with?

_________________
Image


Top  Profile
 PostPost subject: Re: Dual Boot Help        Posted: Thu Aug 06, 2009 9:22 pm 
Reply with quote
Staff
Offline

Joined
Sat Oct 14, 2006 12:05 am

Posts
786
I have Vista on my C: drive and nothing on my D:.
If I do it right, I want to have 7 on my D:.


Top  Profile
 PostPost subject: Re: Dual Boot Help        Posted: Thu Aug 06, 2009 9:23 pm 
Reply with quote
FTP Access
User avatar
Offline

Joined
Wed Aug 05, 2009 3:47 am

Posts
116

Location
Hmm...idk. LOL

Favourite OS
Windows 5.2 [Fusion Proj]; Win 7
What he said...and I prefer GRUB it works for linux/windows/OSx86.

EDIT: Just install 7 and add Vista to the BCD.
Use this: Easy BCD http://neosmart.net/dl.php?id=1


Top  Profile
 PostPost subject: Re: Dual Boot Help        Posted: Thu Aug 06, 2009 9:27 pm 
Reply with quote
Donator
Offline

Joined
Tue Oct 28, 2008 9:21 pm

Posts
512

Location
The Netherlands

Favourite OS
Win XP build 2419 | Win7 and up
Beta Freak wrote:
I have Vista on my C: drive and nothing on my D:.
If I do it right, I want to have 7 on my D:.

Vista and windows 7 kinda share the same bootloader, so when you install 7 it will just update the bootlist.


Top  Profile
 PostPost subject: Re: Dual Boot Help        Posted: Thu Aug 06, 2009 9:31 pm 
Reply with quote
FTP Access
User avatar
Offline

Joined
Wed Aug 05, 2009 3:47 am

Posts
116

Location
Hmm...idk. LOL

Favourite OS
Windows 5.2 [Fusion Proj]; Win 7
Oh, yeah I remember now...I used Easy BCD for allowing XP to boot after I installed Vista...

Well, it works if you want to customize it more...

_________________
Image
Image


Top  Profile
 PostPost subject: Re: Dual Boot Help        Posted: Thu Aug 06, 2009 9:38 pm 
Reply with quote
Staff
Offline

Joined
Sat Oct 14, 2006 12:05 am

Posts
786
Sounds too simple. :o :D


Top  Profile
 PostPost subject: Re: Dual Boot Help        Posted: Thu Aug 06, 2009 9:46 pm 
Reply with quote
Donator
Offline

Joined
Tue Oct 28, 2008 9:21 pm

Posts
512

Location
The Netherlands

Favourite OS
Win XP build 2419 | Win7 and up
Beta Freak wrote:
Sounds too simple. :o :D

Not everything is dificult, As long you just install win 7 on the right partition/disk everything wil go fine :mrgreen:


Top  Profile
 PostPost subject: Re: Dual Boot Help        Posted: Thu Aug 06, 2009 11:37 pm 
Reply with quote
Donator
User avatar
Offline

Joined
Fri Jan 04, 2008 9:18 pm

Posts
752
Make sure you >dont unplug< your 1st Hdd before installing on your 2nd as that will cause more work, when you plug the 1st one back in & want to dual boot.


Top  Profile
 PostPost subject: Re: Dual Boot Help        Posted: Fri Aug 07, 2009 1:23 am 
Reply with quote
FTP Access
User avatar
Offline

Joined
Wed Aug 30, 2006 10:06 pm

Posts
2393
I would start the installation from within the running Vista to make sure that it automatically adds 7 to the boot menu that is on that drive rather than making a separate boot menu on the other drive or forcing you to add it yourself.

_________________
Image


Top  Profile
 PostPost subject: Re: Dual Boot Help        Posted: Fri Aug 07, 2009 1:26 am 
Reply with quote
FTP Access
User avatar
Offline

Joined
Wed Aug 05, 2009 3:47 am

Posts
116

Location
Hmm...idk. LOL

Favourite OS
Windows 5.2 [Fusion Proj]; Win 7
What?? no, boot from the DVD and install to the other Drive "D:\".
Using it from Vista will cause an upgrade.

7 automatically recognizes Vista and adds it when it's installed to the other HDD.
During boot it'll have:
"Windows 7"
"Windows Vista"

_________________
Image
Image


Top  Profile
 PostPost subject: Re: Dual Boot Help        Posted: Fri Aug 07, 2009 2:34 am 
Reply with quote
Donator
User avatar
Offline

Joined
Wed Aug 27, 2008 12:52 am

Posts
890

Location
United States

Favourite OS
Windows Server 2008 Standard
You don't have to do anything at all. I installed Windows 7 by booting the DVD in a laptop that had Windows Vista preinstalled. Both were in separate partitions in the same HD, and the bootloader gives you two choices after 7 is installed. Just make sure the timeout is 3 seconds because by default the timeout is 30 seconds.

_________________
Image


Top  Profile
 PostPost subject: Re: Dual Boot Help        Posted: Fri Aug 07, 2009 7:33 am 
Reply with quote
Donator
User avatar
Offline

Joined
Sat May 12, 2007 1:05 pm

Posts
5271

Location
The Collection Book

Favourite OS
Windows & Phone
Awesome wrote:
What?? no, boot from the DVD and install to the other Drive "D:\".
Using it from Vista will cause an upgrade.


What?????

If you start the Setup, you can do 2 things:

1) UPGRADE
2) ADVANCED INSTALL (this one you chose and select the partition where you want to install.

You are a bit behind, this could be done in from Windows 2000.


@Beta Freak:
1) Start Vista
2) Start the setup.exe from dvd (or autorun if enabled)
3) Click INSTALL NOW
4) When EI.CFG is present, you not going to chose an edition, if you want to chose, exit setup, copy all files to the HD and then delete the EI.CFG and rerun the setup from the HD.
5) Agree to the license
6) Select ADVANCED INSTALL, at least NOT the upgrade button
7) Select the partition to install to
8) Let it install
9) It will replace the Vista bootloader with 7 bootloader and all entry's are added.

_________________
Image
http://www.thecollectionbook.info
Subscribe to our Image for updates and like us on Image.

Reading Mode only, PM's possible.


Top  Profile  WWW
 PostPost subject: Re: Dual Boot Help        Posted: Fri Aug 07, 2009 12:31 pm 
Reply with quote
Donator
User avatar
Offline

Joined
Sun Jan 11, 2009 3:29 am

Posts
2292

Favourite OS
Maemo 5 PR1.3
Installing Vista after 7 will be easy. If you have a custom bootloader, like NeoGRUB, then just reinstall it after you install Windows 7. Easy. However, if you have Linux, you have to boot from PartedMagic and reinstall GRUB on the disk.

_________________
Program run condition: collect keys. Deadline: 2 days.


Top  Profile
 PostPost subject: Re: Dual Boot Help        Posted: Sun Aug 23, 2009 6:02 pm 
Reply with quote
FTP Access
Offline

Joined
Sun Aug 23, 2009 3:40 am

Posts
187

Location
Shanghai, China

Favourite OS
Windows 2000 Beta 3 build 1946
If your OS in C: is Windows XP / Server2003 or older, after installing Windows Vista / 7, there will be an entry named "Previous Version of Windows". Select it, then the old NTLDR menu would appear if it didn't malfunction. I use Vista Boot Pro to modify the Vista Boot menu.
BTW, my C: and D: are all Windows XP and NTFS, F: is Windows 7 RTM b7600, and I achieved triple boot of Windows. Windows & entry at the Vista boot menu, and 2 XPs at the old NTLDR.

_________________
CPU: Intel XEON E3-1290
Motherboard: ASUS P8H67
GPU: GeForce 9300GS
Memory: 4 x 8GB Crucial Ballistix Tactical LP DDR3-1600 / PC3-12800
HDD: WD3200AAJS + WD2003FYYS + WD6001FSYZ + WD1500HLFS
PSU: Antec Neo Eco 620W Modular


Top  Profile
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 15 posts ] 




Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

All views expressed in these forums are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of the BetaArchive site owner.

Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group

Copyright © 2006-2018

 

Sitemap | XML | RSS