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Dual booting OS...?

Postby Rsim » Mon Jan 07, 2008 10:55 pm

I want to buy a new lappy, but i comes with Vista. I have XP home also, so I'm wondering is can I dual boot (Meaning choose to open in Vista or XP)?
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Re: Dual booting OS...?

Postby Gimper » Tue Jan 08, 2008 12:10 am

here is a tutorial on how to do it
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Re: Dual booting OS...?

Postby Rsim » Tue Jan 08, 2008 1:17 am

You had it wrong. It was the other way round. =P

My dad's worried that if I install something it may split onto both drives and won't work. Is this true? Can it be fixed?
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Re: Dual booting OS...?

Postby Gimper » Tue Jan 08, 2008 9:01 am

what would split? you can have them either split each os on a separate  drive or have them on the same dive with a booting program.
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Re: Dual booting OS...?

Postby sglider12 » Tue Jan 08, 2008 1:31 pm

boot ur laptop off the xp cd then when it askes about if you want to partition your drive, set up your partitions. one will be for xp, one will be for vista, then the last one is usually your recovery drive. once you've installed it on the partition restart the computer (tho i think it does it for you) then at startup you can choose what OS you want...

if i were you id totally get rid of vista tho....i hate it..
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Re: Dual booting OS...?

Postby lolzlolz » Tue Jan 08, 2008 8:57 pm

have u tried vista
i love vista works perfect with everything except my crappy printer and our family got a new printer for christmas and it works fine
the old printer wasn't great anyways it took it like 30seconds to print one page  >:(
the new one prints in 3seconds  ;D
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Re: Dual booting OS...?

Postby Rsim » Tue Jan 08, 2008 9:07 pm

lolzlolz wrote:have u tried vista
i love vista works perfect with everything except my crappy printer and our family got a new printer for christmas and it works fine
the old printer wasn't great anyways it took it like 30seconds to print one page  >:(
the new one prints in 3seconds  ;D


I heard of some prog incompatibility, but that's pretty much it.

sglider12 wrote:if i were you id totally get rid of vista tho....i hate it..


Why? It's the best just to dual boot. ;D

Can you dual boot with an upgrade? I'm getting a lappy with Vista preloaded, and we have an XP "upgrade", not the one where it's wipes and uses.
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Re: Dual booting OS...?

Postby sglider12 » Wed Jan 09, 2008 1:36 pm

u can dual boot, but its just in my opinion to get rid of it...i hated vista when i had it...
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Re: Dual booting OS...?

Postby Rsim » Wed Jan 09, 2008 7:25 pm

I'M SO HAPPY!!!  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D


I GOT MY LAPPY!!!!!!! *Screams like a girl*
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Re: Dual booting OS...?

Postby Siddharth » Thu Jan 10, 2008 10:28 am

congrats bro Image
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Re: Dual booting OS...?

Postby Rsim » Thu Jan 10, 2008 3:59 pm

The only things I found about Vista I don't like is:

When sometimes I turn it on, it first brings up the screen, then blacks out, then comes back

and

Vista requires SO much to run.... =/


But all in all, it's fine, and I love it ;D
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Re: Dual booting OS...?

Postby Siddharth » Fri Jan 11, 2008 2:16 pm

yep the thing that Vista has bad is that it requires heavy system requirements Image
P.S one of my friend due to less requirements even thinks to do this to his system " Image "
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Re: Dual booting OS...?

Postby El Llama » Sat Jan 12, 2008 4:42 pm

hahahahahahaha sid that smiley that got the blue screen of death. thats HILARIOUS!!! :D
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Re: Dual booting OS...?

Postby smartboyathome » Sun Jan 13, 2008 4:48 pm

*waits for a Linux fanboy to come in and say try such and such a distro* :P

Anyway, don't, and I mean DON'T, try using removable devices with Vista. I tried it and it only shows my JPEG pics, not any other. >:(
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Re: Dual booting OS...?

Postby Rsim » Mon Jan 14, 2008 12:42 am

smartboyathome wrote:*waits for a Linux fanboy to come in and say try such and such a distro* :P

Anyway, don't, and I mean DON'T, try using removable devices with Vista. I tried it and it only shows my JPEG pics, not any other. >:(


Odd. It shows all mine... =/
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