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need help for my dual boot problem .

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    need help for my dual boot problem .

    hello
    i am trying to make my pc dual boot vista, 7 and xp.
    i already installed windows vista home premium first in the first partition.
    then i want to install w7 in the next partition, and xp in the last one.
    my QUESTION is how to view all the 3 option in rebooting so i can log to any of them without any booting errors?
    by the way my machine is toshiba portege m800
    thnx.

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    Re: need help for my dual boot problem .

    Hello degeniuss.



    The way I would do it is to install XP second then Windows 7 last so it can control the boot files; get XP installed then when it's booting, install W_7, you will not be able to boot to Vista after the XP is installed but after Windows 7 is installed you will get a screen at boot like the one below to choose which OS to boot.

    Vista first, first partition; XP second, third partition; W_7 third, second partition.


    click to enlarge
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    PS, please don't use such big type/font in future.

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    Re: need help for my dual boot problem .

    Use EasyBCD to setup the Windows boot manager, when you have installed all three OS.
    You can Use EasyBCD 2.0 in Win 7, Vista, & Win XP.
    Download EasyBCD 2.0.1 - NeoSmart Technologies
    OR
    1) Install Win XP, first.
    2) Install Vista, second
    3) install Windows 7, last.
    No need to setup Windows boot manager.

    Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP - Windows 7 Forums
    Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and Vista - Windows 7 Forums
    Dual Boot Installation with Windows Vista and XP

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    Re: need help for my dual boot problem .

    i already installed vista first cuz it is my pc windows second i inisaled xp in the second partition D: but i got error loading xp after i displaied booting options. i want first to get me rid of this problem so i can boot to both vista and xp with no problems then i can inistall windows 7. any idea how to remove this problem (xp booting error)
    thnx.

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    Re: need help for my dual boot problem .

    Use EasyBCD to setup the Windows boot manager, when you have installed all three OS.
    You can Use EasyBCD 2.0 in Win 7, Vista, & Win XP.
    Download EasyBCD 2.0.1 - NeoSmart Technologies

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