Question about multiboot Vista Ultimate and windows 7 Pro

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September 23, 2015 at 18:36:32
Specs: Vista Ultimate, SP2, 3.0Ghz/2Ghz
I have Vista Ultimate 64 bit. Can I install Windows 7 Pro 64 bit on the next partition? Does it have to be 7 Ultimate also to match Vista Ultimate? This will be multiboot. Thank you!

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#1
September 23, 2015 at 20:15:46
Assuming that you check and there are drivers available for your hardware that are Windows 7 compatible, then you can install Windows 7 Pro and if you choose the Custom install options, you should be able to choose to install it to a second partition and get the option of a dual boot set up.
Remember that each operating system will consider its own partition to be C drive when it is active and assign a different letter to the other partition.
Make sure that you write down the sizes of each partition so you can go by the partition size and not confuse which is which and overwrite important data and your original partition. The first partition might be called Partition 0 and the second Partition 1 and if there are physically more than one actual disk then it can get even more confusing so unplug any additional hard drives that might contain data to limit that variable.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#2
September 24, 2015 at 01:32:09
Also... would be wise to ensure "all" your personal files (stuff you wouldn't wish to lose) is safely duplicated/copied elsewhere. Ideally to dvd at least, and to an external hard drive too is nice(r).

May take a we while to do so, but better to take the time/make the effort etc. - before the dualboot setup - just incase...?


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#3
September 24, 2015 at 18:51:50
Thanks for your input!

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#4
September 25, 2015 at 13:46:06
If you have a copy of Win7 Ultimate 64, why even bother with Vista? Anything you can run on Vista will run on Win7. Backup all your important data, wipe the HDD & install Win7. Check the market share stats:

https://www.netmarketshare.com/oper...


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