Vista 32bit and Vista 64bit dual boot

#1
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?

<3 guru you know everything :grinning:
 

mqudsi

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#2
Hi Deadpixel, nice to see you again.

What do you currently have installed?
 

mqudsi

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#4
Well, that goes without saying of course! :smile:

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.
 
#5
Well, that goes without saying of course! :smile:

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 :grinning:


I isntalled 64bit Ultimate no problems on my IDE.



So what do i do?

Figured I would copy this for you

Windows Boot Manager
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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}
 
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Mak 2.0

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#6
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.
 

mqudsi

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#7
You didn't unplug your other drive or something when you installed Vista, did you?
 

mqudsi

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#9
OK, one last question: did you get booted into x86 or x64?
 

mqudsi

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#11
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?
 
#12
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 :frowning:. 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?
 

mqudsi

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#13
Yeah, I'm the author of EasyBCD :smile:

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.
 
#14
Yeah, I'm the author of EasyBCD :smile:

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 :smile:

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
 

mqudsi

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#15
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...
 
#16
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...
Hey man one again you seem to amaze me. Thank you for all your help, and for once a developer helps his "clients" and make sure they are satisfied.

If you want me to have any sigs linking to your website gimme a link and Ill gladly use them at my other forums thanks again man.

Deadpixel
 

Mak 2.0

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#17
Glad you are satisified. If you wish to link to us why not use the EasyBCD Addict Userbar?

Code:
{url=http://neosmart.net/}{img}http://neosmart.net/images/software/easybcd/userbar.png{/img}{/url}
That will use the UserBar like in Mahmoud's sig and it adds a link to the NeoSmart hompage. Just replace the { } with [ ] and it will work jsut fine. If you wish to direct it directly to the forums then just change the URL link to add the /forums at the end of it. :wink:

Thank for the support Deadpixel. It is always nice to see community support.
 
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Glad you are satisified. If you wish to link to us why not use the EasyBCD Addict Userbar?

Code:
{url=http://neosmart.net/}{img}http://neosmart.net/images/software/easybcd/userbar.png{/img}{/url}
That will use the UserBar like in Mahmoud's sig and it adds a link to the NeoSmart hompage. Just replace the { } with [ ] and it will work jsut fine. If you wish to direct it directly to the forums then just change the URL link to add the /forums at the end of it. :wink:

Thank for the support Deadpixel. It is always nice to see community support.

Doesn't not seem to be working even when the {} are replaced with [].

The forum I post on requires an img source tag and I believe if I upload those pictures I will lose the links :frowning:
 

Mak 2.0

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#19
So they require HTML Coding? Sorta like

Code:
<a href="http://neosmart.net/"><img src="http://neosmart.net/images/software/easybcd/userbar.png" /></a>
That should give you the link and the image. It has beena long tim esince i had to write the HTML version. I might be wrong and most likely am.:tongueout:
 
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mqudsi

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#20
It's correct, no worries :smile:
(I made it valid HTML by adding a closing slash to the <img> tag, though)

DeadPixel, I'm glad everything is working now. Enjoy your dual-boot, and we're always happy to see you if you'd ever like to stop by :smile: