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    Dual boot on WIndows Vista

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    Does anyone know if its possible to dua boot vista and xp. I hearing things like Vista has to be on a primary partition.

    Is this tru.

    Has anyone had any success installing multiple os with Vista

    It be good to hear some stories.

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    Re: Dual boot on WIndows Vista

    I've got Vista and XP dual booting quite happily.
    XP is on the Primary partition, and Vista is on a logical drive in the extended partition.

    The only problem I found is that some of my packages don't deploy correctly (I checked they were compatible!), as they install to C:\ by default .

    Only problem with Vista is that they've moved stuff, so I have to think where I'm clicking, rather than doing it on autopilot. (Control Panel took a while to figure out )

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    Re: Dual boot on WIndows Vista

    I am dual booting XP and vista on this very machine. I have installed vista on another HD though rather than partitioning the one with XP on. Much safer and clean.

    If you install Vista on a PC that already has XP on it (whether on a different partition or HD) vista recognises the older OS and offers you the option to boot into 'Previous version of windows' automatically. If however like me, you installed vista first, THEN XP later, XP messes up the the boot options and you can't even see your Vista operating system as an option. If this happens, boot up off the Vista DVD and ask it to repair boot-up problems. You can then boot into vista and sort out the boot menu from there.

    I think what I am trying to say is that you have to configure any boot options from within Vista, not from XP. The most easiest way to do this is to download and install Vista Boot Pro onto your vista installation. Works a treat!

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    Re: Dual boot on WIndows Vista

    what version of vista are you using as i have been told schools can only buy into home pro or bisness not ultamate

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    Re: Dual boot on WIndows Vista

    Schools need Business, Enterprise or Ultimate as they are the only ones that will connect to a Domain. You cannot get Ultimate under a Volume Licence, only Business and Enterprise, Enterprise is only avalable under Volume Licences with Software Assy on it.

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    Re: Dual boot on WIndows Vista

    I think its going to boil down to either business or enterprise. Depending on if you have some sort of volume license agreement with MS. I don't see why any school would opt to go for Ultimate. There doesn't seem to be any benefit.

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    Re: Dual boot on WIndows Vista

    thanks for the advice, i am going to backup my important stuff and then i am going to go for it

    i have heard too much good stuff about vista, which is a change. I remember when XP came out and it was full of bugs.

    Playing with it, i been impressed with it, maybe because it looks so good.

    i post my verdict on how it went.

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