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dual booting

Discussion in 'Windows & Other Software' started by doran1801, 21 May 2006.

  1. doran1801

    Hitman

    Joined: 21 Apr 2006

    Posts: 703

    Location: Nottingham

    Can anyone tell me how to do this or link me to a page with instructions?


    I have just tried to do it by installing xp x64 on a separate partition but it would not let me boot from either one due to a file being missing, i had to use xp pro recovery console and use fixboot/ fixmbr commands

    I know this is probably simplew to do but it is my 1st time so any help would be appreciated
     
  2. meths

    Mobster

    Joined: 12 Mar 2005

    Posts: 3,960

    1. Use partition magic or a similar program to create a new PRIMARY partition if using only one drive.

    2. Install the new OS on the new partition.

    3. Next time you boot the computer you will be able to choose which os to load.

    It really is that simple.
     
  3. doran1801

    Hitman

    Joined: 21 Apr 2006

    Posts: 703

    Location: Nottingham

    thanks for the help, i got it working now
     
  4. Ricochet J

    Capodecina

    Joined: 29 Jun 2004

    Posts: 12,888

    Holy Huge Sig Batman :eek:

    Doran your sig is huge. Read the FAQ why :)

    Nice to see you got your dual booting issues sorted :)