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need help for my dual boot problem .

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#1
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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#2
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.


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IMG_0496.JPG


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

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#3
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
http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/224397-dual-boot-installation-windows-vista-xp.html
 

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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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