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    Default Vista 32bit and Vista 64bit dual boot

    Ok well now I am serious about doing this because Vista has no more problems and I wish to compare.


    Vista 32bit Primary HDD SATA 160GB

    Vista 64bit Second HDD IDE 60GB



    What do I need to do? Install Vista on HDD D, but then how do I choose which one to boot into?

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    Hi Deadpixel, nice to see you again.

    What do you currently have installed?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Computer Guru View Post
    Hi Deadpixel, nice to see you again.

    What do you currently have installed?
    Vista home Premium 32bit on my primary SATA 160GB.

    Wishing to install Vista 64bit on my 60GB IDe.

    Also you suggest the latest version of EasyBCD right?

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    Well, that goes without saying of course!

    You should be able to just stick your Vista DVD in the drive and tell it to install to the IDE... If all goes well, it'll update your BCD and set it up to dual-boot both. If not, we'll add the necessary entries in EasyBCD.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Computer Guru View Post
    Well, that goes without saying of course!

    You should be able to just stick your Vista DVD in the drive and tell it to install to the IDE... If all goes well, it'll update your BCD and set it up to dual-boot both. If not, we'll add the necessary entries in EasyBCD.

    Ok so if it install on the EasyBCD and it boots into the 64bit version then I just dl EasyBCD on that version?

    Addendum:

    Ok Guru time to work you magic


    I isntalled 64bit Ultimate no problems on my IDE.



    So what do i do?

    Figured I would copy this for you

    Windows Boot Manager
    --------------------
    identifier {9dea862c-5cdd-4e70-acc1-f32b344d4795}
    device partition=C:
    default {e838f6b0-c71f-11dc-a622-f758f5d94c54}
    displayorder {e838f6b0-c71f-11dc-a622-f758f5d94c54}
    timeout 30

    Windows Boot Loader
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    identifier {e838f6b0-c71f-11dc-a622-f758f5d94c54}
    device partition=C:
    path \Windows\system32\winload.exe
    description Windows Vista (TM) Home Premium (recovered)
    osdevice partition=C:
    systemroot \Windows
    resumeobject {33b8ce6c-c723-11dc-9207-806e6f6e6963}
    Last edited by Deadpixel; January 20th, 2008 at 07:17 PM. Reason: Automagically-merged double-post.

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    Did it create a entry for your other install? If not jsut go into the Add/Remove entry and add a entry for the other Vista install.
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    You didn't unplug your other drive or something when you installed Vista, did you?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Computer Guru View Post
    You didn't unplug your other drive or something when you installed Vista, did you?

    Nope.

    ADded a boot entry for D:\ titled Vista Ultimate restarted and the boot manager did not come up
    Last edited by Deadpixel; January 21st, 2008 at 01:44 PM.

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    OK, one last question: did you get booted into x86 or x64?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Computer Guru View Post
    OK, one last question: did you get booted into x86 or x64?

    I got booted into X86 however it was at the "black screen" for a while almost like it was trying to choose which one to go into.

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    OK, two possibilities:
    1) The boot choice between x86 and x64 is being displayed, but you cannot see it.
    2) The Vista bootloader is not properly installed to the MBR.

    Try to repair the Vista bootloader with
    EasyBCD | Bootloader Management | Reinstall Vista Bootloader
    if that doesn't work,
    EasyBCD | Diagnostics Center | Reset BCD Data
    (you'll have to add the Vista D: entry again after running the BCD reset)


    If it still doesn't work, try this:
    Download and install iReboot (EasyBCD | Useful Utilities | iReboot). If you select the x64 entry in the iReboot menu, does it boot into x64?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Computer Guru View Post
    OK, two possibilities:
    1) The boot choice between x86 and x64 is being displayed, but you cannot see it.
    2) The Vista bootloader is not properly installed to the MBR.

    Try to repair the Vista bootloader with
    EasyBCD | Bootloader Management | Reinstall Vista Bootloader
    if that doesn't work,
    EasyBCD | Diagnostics Center | Reset BCD Data
    (you'll have to add the Vista D: entry again after running the BCD reset)


    If it still doesn't work, try this:
    Download and install iReboot (EasyBCD | Useful Utilities | iReboot). If you select the x64 entry in the iReboot menu, does it boot into x64?
    Ok so my reset BCD data you mean storage right?

    Did all of those steps and still nothing . Wont boot into x64 nor will it come up with the boot menu,.

    However when managing my entries my Vista Home Premium is set to C:\.

    But when I create a new entry for the Vista x64 and label it D:\, it then changes my boot for home premium to D:\

    So its like I cant set one for C:\, and one for D:\

    Also out of curiosity do you design/code this software?

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    Yeah, I'm the author of EasyBCD

    Can you give me the output of "Copy Debug Data" when you add a second entry for D:\?

    You've run into a really weird issue here, never seen this before.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Computer Guru View Post
    Yeah, I'm the author of EasyBCD

    Can you give me the output of "Copy Debug Data" when you add a second entry for D:\?

    You've run into a really weird issue here, never seen this before.
    Here is the debug
    Windows Boot Manager
    --------------------
    identifier {9dea862c-5cdd-4e70-acc1-f32b344d4795}
    device partition=C:
    description Windows Boot Manager
    locale en-US
    inherit {7ea2e1ac-2e61-4728-aaa3-896d9d0a9f0e}
    default {e8709fb6-fa5f-11db-be4d-e219ece5282e}
    resumeobject {e8709fb7-fa5f-11db-be4d-e219ece5282e}
    displayorder {e8709fb6-fa5f-11db-be4d-e219ece5282e}
    {e838f6b5-c71f-11dc-a622-f758f5d94c54}
    toolsdisplayorder {b2721d73-1db4-4c62-bf78-c548a880142d}
    timeout 5

    Windows Boot Loader
    -------------------
    identifier {e8709fb6-fa5f-11db-be4d-e219ece5282e}
    device partition=C:
    path \Windows\system32\winload.exe
    description Windows Vista
    locale en-US
    inherit {6efb52bf-1766-41db-a6b3-0ee5eff72bd7}
    osdevice partition=C:
    systemroot \Windows
    resumeobject {e8709fb7-fa5f-11db-be4d-e219ece5282e}
    nx OptOut

    Windows Boot Loader
    -------------------
    identifier {e838f6b5-c71f-11dc-a622-f758f5d94c54}
    path \Windows\system32\winload.exe
    description Microsoft Windows x64
    systemroot \Windows
    Also here is overview

    Entry #1

    Name: Windows Vista
    BCD ID: {current}
    Drive: C:\
    Bootloader Path: \Windows\system32\winload.exe
    Windows Directory: \Windows

    Entry #2

    Name: Microsoft Windows x64
    BCD ID: {e838f6b5-c71f-11dc-a622-f758f5d94c54}
    Drive: U:\
    Bootloader Path: \Windows\system32\winload.exe
    Windows Directory: \Windows

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    EasyBCD | Useful Utilities | Power Console
    Code:
    bcdedit.exe /set {e838f6b5-c71f-11dc-a622-f758f5d94c54} device partition=D:
    bcdedit.exe /set {e838f6b5-c71f-11dc-a622-f758f5d94c54} osdevice partition=D:
    exit
    Then quit EasyBCD and restart...
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