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    Default Dual booting XP and Vista in RAID 0..

    I have a question regarding dual booting windows xp and vista. I've been running this setup for a while now. I have vista on a raid 0 array and xp on a single hard drive. If I want to switch betwen OSes, I have to go into the BIOS and change the boot HDD. The thing is, everytime I boot into XP, I get the new hardward wizard for both drives that are using teh raid 0 array. Then I get a message saying there was an error and they can't be installed. which is fine, since xp was not installed with raid drivers. It's getting annoying though. I just bought a drive identical to the one XP is installed on. I'm debating on setting up 2 raid 0 arrays, (the one I have now for vista, and one new one for xp) If I installed both OSes on raid 0 arrays, I shouldn't get these errors, right? and then I can also boot into the OSes normally, i.e., a screen on startup asking me which OS to boot into, right? Or is raid even worth it? and I could just install them on single drives and have all single drives. I've read mixed reviews about raid 0, some reviews say 20% increase, some say no increase. I have a evga 680i mobo.

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    Default Re: Dual booting XP and Vista in RAID 0..

    RAID would be faster first of all, by how much I am not sure.

    What you can do to make your life easier now or if you make 2 RAIDS is set both system disks as active with a partition app. Then just install this while you are in vista, and setup the XP as one of your boot choices as well >>>>
    VistaBootPRO - Go PRO with Microsoft Windows Vista Boot Manager

    Then in your BIOS leave the vista array as the first boot device and the vista loader will let you choose systems. I have a quad boot setup with this >>>


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    Default Re: Dual booting XP and Vista in RAID 0..

    is dat really possible
    i really need it tooooo

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