> David - in a dual bootsetup - XP uses boot.ini and Vista does not (it uses
> BCDStore) as a boot manager. Boot.ini XP partition/drive boots XP or refers
> selection to the Vista boot manager on the Vista partition.\drive.
> Your problem is very common - download a third party boot manager such as
> VistaPro or EasyBCD - follow provided instructions for solution.
> "david manvell" <davidmanvell@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> >I have two hard drives (Physical drives). one drive was installed first and
> > has windows xp pro x64 on it. I later bought the upgrade to windows vista
> > ultimate x64. When I installed vista x64 on the 2nd drive the plan was to
> > duel boot till I was certian vista was working fine then remove the first
> > hard drive (The one containing xp64) from the computer. When I do so the
> > system will not boot up as the boot stuff appears to be on the original
> > drive.
> > How can I move the boot files from the first drive (Windows xp64 drive) to
> > the second one (Windows vista ultimate x64 drive) so I can remove the
> > first
> > hard drive?
I'm making some progress.
Right now VistBoot pro 3.3 is telling me the following:
Windows Boot Manager
description Windows Boot Manager
Windows Boot Loader
description Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate x64
So I have successfully removed the older Windows XP64 off of the boot loader
but the Boot manager is still on the C: drive instead of the J: Drive where
Windows Vista x64 is located. I cannot seem to find a way to move the Boot
Manager to the J: so I can yank the C: drive out completely. If VistaBoot pro
3.3 will do that or not i have not figured out how.
I cannot find my original Vista disks anywhere to do a system repair. Is
there a way to recreate or move the Boot Manager to the J: drive without the
Windows Vista disk or can I get a replacement copy of my Vista disk from
Can I use my older Windows XP Professional x64 disks to do a repair and
create a Boot manager on the J: ?