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Dual Boot 7 HP x64 and Vista HP x64


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#1 Ignotus

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Posted 15 August 2013 - 03:17 PM

Hi, this should be a quick question. I'm about to install a dual boot with 7 Home Premium and Vista Home Premium. I just want to know which you recommend that I install first. Also are there any gotchas that I should be aware of? This will be on a new hard drive. I do have experience with dual booting, but it has been a while since I have set one up. It will likely be a 1TB drive partitioned as ~250GB for each OS and ~500GB for data.

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Posted 15 August 2013 - 04:02 PM

Always...install the older version of Windows first...that's my advice.

 

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Posted 15 August 2013 - 07:55 PM

Thank you, I appreciate the response. I had read somewhere that when using XP perhaps that you should install one before the other but I wasn't sure if it mattered with 7 & Vista. I will likely revise the partition sizes as well. It's for someone else, so whatever he wants is what I will go with, but I'm thinking 100-150GB for each OS will be plenty. Anyway, that answered my question. I'll check back in the event anyone else provides any additional insight. :)

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Posted 15 August 2013 - 10:13 PM

My opinion is the same with Louis. Install old version of Windows first. That is to say, Vista should be the first.

 

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