Boot to differant drives?

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by SupaTek, Mar 19, 2007.

  1. SupaTek

    SupaTek OSNN Addict

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    I have 2 SATA hard drives, on one I have XP pro installed and on the other I have Vista Ultimate. Is there a way that I can get an option to boot to one or other without having to change the boot order in the bios ? (which I have to do at the moment)

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  2. Vanquished

    Vanquished Mr. Bananagrabber Political User

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    Yes...
    when you turn your computer on, it will give You an option which one to boot from, this is the exact same set up I have.
    Vista will by default be the automatic.
     
  3. American Zombie

    American Zombie Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    The XP install may still have the NT52 bootloader and if so it will not appear in the Vista boot manager. Download VistaBootPro and you should be able to get XP onto the Vista boot manager. Then you will have the menu Vanquished described.
     
  4. SupaTek

    SupaTek OSNN Addict

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    Do I install this to the XP or Vista hard disk? or doesn't it matter.

    Thanx
     
  5. American Zombie

    American Zombie Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    Either one but if you install on XP make sure you have .NET 2.0 Framework installed.
     
  6. SupaTek

    SupaTek OSNN Addict

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    OK, I got it installed. I had to go to the help forum to configure it, but it's working fine now:up:
    Thanx