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    Smile how to install 2nd OS? help!!

    hi.
    i'm now running on windows XP PRO X64. Due to some compatibility problem, i would want to install a second OS which is a Windows Vista Ultimate 64bit. wanted to use normal windows xp for the second OS but this is what i was given.
    i plan to install the second OS onto a new HDD. so i will have 2 HDD with different OS.
    also plan to be able to choose which OS to run when boot the computer.
    i've seen this happen before where we need to choose between windows xp pro or windows xp, at startup.

    so, how do i do this?
    i would really really be thankful if anyone could uide me step by stem as i really dont want to mess my system up (this is the only comp i have).

    help me!!
    thanks in advance

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    Default Re: how to install 2nd OS? help!!

    1)setup your hard drives.

    2)set ur primary hard drive as boot [xp pro 64]

    3)put the ultimate 64bit cd into cd drive

    4)boot from the cd and install windows onto the other spare hard drive.

    5)After its done, restart the computer and there should be a choice to boot into xp or vista

    6)If not, make the vista installation the primary HDD to boot off and it should show the boot menu.

    7)good luck!
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    Default Re: how to install 2nd OS? help!!

    Yeah I was thinking about having to do this, basically so I can run 1 game that Vista 64bit just doesnt seem to like.
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    Default Re: how to install 2nd OS? help!!

    Quote Originally Posted by NimrodAUS View Post
    Yeah I was thinking about having to do this, basically so I can run 1 game that Vista 64bit just doesnt seem to like.
    lol trying to do the exact same thing :P

    only my vista refueses to detect the 2nd os i've installed : /
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    Default Re: how to install 2nd OS? help!!

    I cant remember were it is in vista but in XP if you right click on my computer and go to properties under the Advanced Tab there is system startup, were you can check and uncheck to display a list of operating systems to choose from for startup.
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    Smile Re: how to install 2nd OS? help!!

    done!!!!
    thank you very much for your help :D

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