Dual boot vista and xp

Discussion in 'Acronis Disk Director Suite' started by Millie1, Mar 13, 2008.

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  1. Millie1

    Millie1 Registered Member

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    Hi can someone please tell me if i have a hard drive with two partitions on it with XP on one and Vista on the other partition can the Disk director operaring system selector program hide the vista partition from xp and is so how do i set it up please
     
  2. MudCrab

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    Do you currently have the dual-boot system setup or are you asking a pre-setup question?

    The procedures are different if both XP and Vista are currently installed or not. If they are, and you just want to not have access to the other drive, you can unassign a drive letter to the partition in Disk Management.

    If you're asking if OSS can hide the partitions, yes it can. However, the systems need to be installed correctly to be optimal.

    More details on your current setup and the ultimate goal of your dual-boot setup would help in being able to provide the details you want.
     
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    Hi thank for the reply i have Xp installed at the moment iand i intend to install vista 32 bit version.

    I have been told if i dont hide the vista partition from xp every time i boot into xk it will destroy the system restore points in vista.

    I am not sure what to do with the install IE same hard drive but different partitions or seperate hard dives what di you think is best
     
  4. MudCrab

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    Take a look at this thread: Second Partition Active

    I would stick with them both on one hard drive (separate partitions) if you're going to use OSS. Vista also seems to have problems if it's booting from a separate drive and it's not the BIOS booting drive. (It doesn't like Disk Swapping in OSS.)

    Make a backup image (with TI, for example) of your XP drive before you begin. That way you can revert to a working state and start over if you need to.
     
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    Thank you i will have a go at that system.
     
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    There is a very easy registry fix for the restore point issue.

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/926185/en-us

    Mark
     
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