Vista 32bit and Vista 64bit

#1
Ok so I know I have not been in computer guru but I guess i never figured this whole thing out :tongueout:.

So basically I have run XP for 7 months ever since I got Vista and Vista is fine now. What I want to do is run my regular Vista (32bit)

and then boot with 64bit Vista.

Now Harddirve C:\ which is Vista has EASYBCD.

HardDrive D:\ has XP. During the isntaltion I would dban the D:\ drive, and then isntall Vista on D:\.

would I need to do anything like what I did for XP? Or would the bootloader be fine and one entry would be Vista Home Premium, the other Vista Ultimate?

Thanks man I gotta start coming by more often and reading how to do this. You the man!
 

mqudsi

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#2
Hey deadpixel, haven't seen you for a while!

Are you looking to dump XP entirely?
 

mqudsi

Mostly Harmless
Staff member
#4
Can you please paste the output of EasyBCD | Diagnostics | Copy Debug Data?
 
#5
Can you please paste the output of EasyBCD | Diagnostics | Copy Debug Data?
Hope this is what you want

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 {f110a8fe-0fba-11dc-9839-001a92b123e5}
resumeobject {f110a8ff-0fba-11dc-9839-001a92b123e5}
displayorder {f110a8fe-0fba-11dc-9839-001a92b123e5}
{40d967ee-162d-11dc-8d16-001a92b123e5}
toolsdisplayorder {b2721d73-1db4-4c62-bf78-c548a880142d}
timeout 30

Windows Boot Loader
-------------------
identifier {f110a8fe-0fba-11dc-9839-001a92b123e5}
device partition=C:
path \Windows\system32\winload.exe
description Microsoft Windows Vista
locale en-US
inherit {6efb52bf-1766-41db-a6b3-0ee5eff72bd7}
osdevice partition=C:
systemroot \Windows
resumeobject {f110a8ff-0fba-11dc-9839-001a92b123e5}
nx OptIn
numproc 2
detecthal No
usefirmwarepcisettings No

Windows Legacy OS Loader
------------------------
identifier {40d967ee-162d-11dc-8d16-001a92b123e5}
device partition=C:
path \ntldr
description Microsoft Windows XP
 

mqudsi

Mostly Harmless
Staff member
#6
Great, you're good to go!!

The bootloader is installed to the C: drive, and drive D: has nothing but Windows XP on it - therefore, you shouldn't have any problems whatsoever with this task :smile:

  1. Delete the XP entry in EasyBCD
  2. dban the XP drive
  3. Install x64 to the second drive
  4. Rock on!
(oh, might want to read Jeff Atwood's most-excellent article on the topic of reasons to use x64 - or not to: Coding Horror: Is It Time for 64-bit on the Desktop?)
 
#7
Great, you're good to go!!

The bootloader is installed to the C: drive, and drive D: has nothing but Windows XP on it - therefore, you shouldn't have any problems whatsoever with this task :smile:
  1. Delete the XP entry in EasyBCD
  2. dban the XP drive
  3. Install x64 to the second drive
  4. Rock on!
(oh, might want to read Jeff Atwood's most-excellent article on the topic of reasons to use x64 - or not to: Coding Horror: Is It Time for 64-bit on the Desktop?)
Will the bootloader Say Vista Home Premium, and Vista Ultimate?

Also I have 32bit I am just testing 32bit.

Also can you tell me hoply from that code what I would need toput in if I ever isntall XP again?
 

mqudsi

Mostly Harmless
Staff member
#8
No - it would say Windows Vista & Windows Vista - but that's what EasyBCD is for. Just run EasyBCD when you're done installing all the OSes, and rename them all to your heart's content.