Re: Dual HDD, Dual boot.
WOW Thanks to you guys. I downloaded vistabootpro and now when I boot I get a
choice of OS's
"John Barnes" wrote:
> In his case he already has two independent systems, so there would be no
> real problems later. Booting from the BIOS is, however, a good alternative.
> "peter" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> > You could also check your BIOS to see if it has the capabilities to let
> > you chose which HD to boot from during the bootup procedure.
> > A lot of the newer BIOS let you determine which HD to boot from by means
> > of pushing F12 during the boot process which brings up a screen listing
> > your HD and you then chose which to boot from.This way there is no messy
> > boot files/mbr changes which can create havoc later...like if you
> > remove/lose the C drive you will not be able to boot into anything...or
> > you decide not to dual boot anymore.
> > its still your choice
> > peter
> > "Clivesapple" <Clivesapple@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> > news:913C8765-EF3B-4806-8311-3CDD03111316@microsoft.com...
> >>I have 2 Hard drives on my computer and I have Vista Home Premium on one
> >> Vista Business on the second(slave). I have had trouble instaling this
> >> business Vista as it is an upgrade from XP Professional,When the XP
> >> installed
> >> on slave the vista failed to install. I have tried 3 times and gave up,
> >> however it seemed to me that I could disconnect the master hdd and
> >> install
> >> onto the slave without any interference from the first home premium on
> >> the
> >> master hdd.
> >> This worked a treat except that when I plugged in the master hdd the only
> >> OS
> >> to start was the home premium. Now I can only use Business when I
> >> disconnect
> >> the master hdd. How can I select which OS to load on start up.