Dual boot Question with Vista and XP (help appreciated)

mqudsi

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Nope. :grinning:
 

mqudsi

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Staff member
Hey Deadpixel, haven't seen you around for a while :smile:

It's perfectly safe to reinstall Vista - no harm done.

Note that Microsoft has changed the Windows Vista code so that you cannot actually reinstall Vista the way you could XP to repair a glitch or fix some missing files. If you want to "reinstall" Vista, you'll have to install it anew.
 

Deadpixel

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Hey Deadpixel, haven't seen you around for a while :smile:

It's perfectly safe to reinstall Vista - no harm done.

Note that Microsoft has changed the Windows Vista code so that you cannot actually reinstall Vista the way you could XP to repair a glitch or fix some missing files. If you want to "reinstall" Vista, you'll have to install it anew.
Nope reinstalling because I mnight be going 64bit.

So if I do a full reinstall, I wont need to mess with XP? Untill I get into Vista then do the EasyBCD?
 

mqudsi

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Not even then. When you reinstall your old bootloader will be preserved (if you don't format your boot drive).

The XP entry will still work. Just you'll have a new one for x64 now :smile:
 

Deadpixel

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Not even then. When you reinstall your old bootloader will be preserved (if you don't format your boot drive).

The XP entry will still work. Just you'll have a new one for x64 now :smile:
Vista is on my 160GB hard drive. I am doing quickfat32, when I reinstall Vista, so everything will be wipped.
 

mqudsi

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OK, so just install Vista x64 then install EasyBCD in it. Add a new XP entry with EasyBCD, and you should be all set :smile:

(btw, make sure to use EasyBCD 1.7)
 

Deadpixel

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Ok sorry to bring it up, but.

I want to try adn tri-boot, and do OSx86 i think it is.

How od I even know where to begin with that lol?

I have the SSe2 for my processor, andan Asus motherboard, but how do I install lool. And then how do I get back into Vista ot add it under EasyBCD?
 

mqudsi

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Well, NeoSmart Technologies doesn't offer any support for installing OS X on your PC, we just help you boot into it once it's already there.

The documentation for OS X can be found here: http://neosmart.net/wiki/display/EBCD/Mac+OS+X
 
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