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Dual Boot two Versions?

  1. #1


    Daniel L. Lieberman Guest

    Dual Boot two Versions?

    I own an unactivated copy of Business. I want to buy a new computer which
    comes with Home Premium. Can I dual boot the installed Home Premium and
    Business so that I will have Fax and Scan by rebooting or can I add the Fax
    and Scan from Business into the Home Premium?

    TIA

    I assume there is no way to trade the Business for the upgrade from Home
    Premium to Ultimate.


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    bjr Guest

    Re: Dual Boot two Versions?

    Dual boot is no problem
    Don't think you can trade Business for the upgrade from Premium to
    Ultimate unless someone is willing to 'trade' with you.


    Daniel L. Lieberman wrote:
    > I own an unactivated copy of Business. I want to buy a new computer
    > which comes with Home Premium. Can I dual boot the installed Home
    > Premium and Business so that I will have Fax and Scan by rebooting or
    > can I add the Fax and Scan from Business into the Home Premium?
    >
    > TIA
    >
    > I assume there is no way to trade the Business for the upgrade from Home
    > Premium to Ultimate.


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    John Barnett MVP Guest

    Re: Dual Boot two Versions?

    The dual boot option should be fine. Just remember that the Home Premium
    edition installed on your new PC will 'probably' be setup to use the whole
    of your hard drive for its own use. Obviously you will need to create a new
    partition for Vista Business by shrinking your current Premium partition to
    a more managable size (40 - 60GB). By shrinking the partition you will be
    left with unallocated space which you can use to create a seperate partition
    for Vista Business.

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    "Daniel L. Lieberman" <LiebermanDL@Hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:OcL8B7sdHHA.2128@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    >I own an unactivated copy of Business. I want to buy a new computer which
    >comes with Home Premium. Can I dual boot the installed Home Premium and
    >Business so that I will have Fax and Scan by rebooting or can I add the Fax
    >and Scan from Business into the Home Premium?
    >
    > TIA
    >
    > I assume there is no way to trade the Business for the upgrade from Home
    > Premium to Ultimate.



      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


    Bert Kinney Guest

    Re: Dual Boot two Versions?

    Hi Daniel,

    This can be done safely using Bootit NG.

    BootIt Next Generation - Videos and Tutorials
    http://www.terabyteunlimited.com/examples.html

    BootIt Next Generation - Help and Support
    http://www.terabyteunlimited.com/support.html

    Product Support Newsgroup Forums
    http://www.bootitng.com/oehelp.html

    BootIt NG Next Generation
    http://members.shaw.ca/bootitng/index.htm#bootedit

    Regards,
    Bert Kinney MS-MVP Shell/User
    http://bertk.mvps.org
    Member: http://dts-l.org


    Daniel L. Lieberman wrote:
    > I own an unactivated copy of Business. I want to buy a new computer
    > which comes with Home Premium. Can I dual boot the installed Home
    > Premium and Business so that I will have Fax and Scan by rebooting or
    > can I add the Fax and Scan from Business into the Home Premium?
    >
    > TIA
    >
    > I assume there is no way to trade the Business for the upgrade from Home
    > Premium to Ultimate.


      My System SpecsSystem Spec


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