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Dual Boot Vista and XP Problem

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OK can you do a repair on vista with the disk , ? I have no experience with Vista , but I guess  other members will know a better way ,

BTW, I only dual booted once b4 , win Me and Xp pro , and I nearly went back to M.e. , :idiot2:............. :lol:

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http://www.vistabootpro.org/  Its is free and should help you out. I understand you are wanting to dual boot. May not be a bad Idea to pick a os and just use that one. Vista just does not behave well with other os on the same harddrive.

I am so glad microsoft gave thought to thoes that may want to dual boot xp and vista.

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Does anyone know the command line to pick up Vista on my primary XP machine.

e.g.

[boot loader]

timeout=30

default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)WINDOWS

[operating systems]

multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect

I want to know which part I want to change and add to include XP and Vista on my machine.

My primary hard drive have 3 partitions    C:  XP   D :  Vista E: Empty

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While I may be wrong, you have to boot from vista. Same as if you had dual hard drives. Vista will not go on drive d. It must be on drive c. MIcrosoft will just not let vista run as a secondary os. Vista can not run on a slave drive. So trying to edit xp boot ini files while makes all the sense in the world, In the microsoft world it just does not work that way.

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