Re: x64/x86 vista's on the same harddrive, but both being "C" driv
"markm75" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> "andy" wrote:
> > On Tue, 8 Jan 2008 06:42:01 -0800, markm75
> > <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > >Curious if anyone has found a way to dual boot Vista.. two instances of
> > >in my case, one x64, one x86...
> > >
> > >Catch here, is that i'd want them to both be "C" drives.
> > Install each one by booting from the DVD; they will both have C: as
> > drive letters.
> > ...
> > >
> > >Secondarily.. i have two physical drives with the OS's on em now.. i
> > >acronis images.. i'd want to find a way to put these two.. onto another
> > >harddrive if this can be done?
> > >
> > >Thanks in advance
> Doesnt vista DVD detect existing instances though.. it always says.. it
> rename the old windows folder to windows.old etc?
> Also.. i already have both images fully installed on two seperate
> harddrives.. i'd want to dump those files to a single partition somehow
> two drive letters on the same partition)?
I highly advise *never* installing any two different OS's on the same
If your present HD has only one partition...you need to shrink it and create
another for your 2nd installation.
If you try to install both on the same partition it will be guaranteed
trouble...I assure you!