1. Is there a typo here? Both POVs say XP.Computer Guru said:THIS IS IMPORTANT:
1. Before you reboot, you *MUST* use EasyBCD and add a *Vista* (not NTLDR) entry to drive V:\ (from XP's point of view) or drive C:\ (from XP's POV).
2. It *should* work, though the fact that you're using logical partitions might be a problem.
OK, CG, I've decided to do it. I'm using EBCD 1.5Computer Guru said:OK, you can do that too:
1) First use EasyBCD to add Windows Vista as drive C:
2) Boot to a partition manager,
3) *Format* the XP partition
4) Convert Vista to Primary.
5) Merge it with XP's partition.
*Remember* In EasyBCD add a Vista entry to drive "C:" and NOT "C:\" (Bug being fixed in EBCD 1.5)
EasyBCD 1.5 is coming out *really* *really* soon. As in today or tomorrow. I say hang in there for a bit
Thanks. You don't mention copying the "boot" directory from XP to Vista. Is that not needed with this procedure?Computer Guru said:Hi Walter!
OK, with EasyBCD 1.5 the C:\ or C: bug is gone.
First in Vista via EasyBCD 1.5 add Drive C: as Vista. *DO NOT* remove the old Vista entry until the entire procedure has finished.
Then remove all XP entries via the add/remove panel
then boot into Disk Director, format the XP partition and *merge* the *Vista* partition into it.
If not, put your Vista DVD in the drive, let the "press any key..." message time out, enter Vista and reconfigure it from there.