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Old 04-26-2012, 10:04 PM   #1
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Dual booting windows 7

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I want to dual boot 7 I have an ssd I want to use for myself, and my other drive I want to let my wife use.

I loaded 7 on my ssd, and then loaded 7 on the other drive. Now my ssd wont boot. How do I correctly accomplish this.
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Old 04-27-2012, 01:12 AM   #2
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1) bios then boot device priorities and set it to the ssd then save. I would look at that. I see you have 6k posts so I assume you did that
But question. Why load two windows 7, why not just have 2 users. Or do you not share well and want the SSD for yourself lol
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Old 04-27-2012, 11:14 AM   #3
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2 because my wife likes to load a bunch of bs, and I like streamline performance.

I just want it to dual boot, so she can do what she wants on her drive, and I can use my ssd the way I want.

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I'm sure someone has an answer.

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Old 04-27-2012, 11:47 AM   #4
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http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/...aBootPRO.shtml

This will do the trick, with OS already installed on all drives. It says vista, works with 7 too.

The way to do it on a new drive is to install the new drive into the computer, initialize it, run an OS install from the Desktop of the existing OS, put the new OS on the new drive, when you are done and reboot, it will stop after post and give you a selection screen that will have W7 and "old version of Windows"

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Old 04-27-2012, 12:19 PM   #5
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I have always just installed the second operating system as normal and you get the selection screen.I have found that after the second install it will try to boot from the wrong drive occasionally but that had more to do with not having the right drive connected to port 0 but was easily fixed by changing drive priority in the bios.
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Old 04-27-2012, 12:45 PM   #6
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I have always just installed the second operating system as normal and you get the selection screen.I have found that after the second install it will try to boot from the wrong drive occasionally but that had more to do with not having the right drive connected to port 0 but was easily fixed by changing drive priority in the bios.
This is true, to avoid I do the 2nd OS from the desktop, AND oldest OS to newest. IE: XP first, Vista 2nd, w7 3rd, w8 4th...ad nausem
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Old 04-27-2012, 12:56 PM   #7
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Never tried that method I'll have to try it next time.
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Old 04-27-2012, 01:27 PM   #8
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then i use vistabootpro (once they are all in)to rename them...easier than messing with the computer properties>advanced options> startup and recovery, editing. But that is always an option.
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ok guy's thanks.
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