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Winxp Vista64 Dual Boot Query

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With a winXP Vista64 dual boot configuration where the two OSs are to reside on separate physical HDDs are there any advantages in disconnecting the drive with winXP before installing Vista on the second disc and then using the bios to manage which OS to boot from? My plan is to use winXP for FS9 and most other tasks and Vista64 just for FSX. Any observations appreciated.Bruceb


Bruce Bartlett

 

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With a winXP Vista64 dual boot configuration where the two OSs are to reside on separate physical HDDs are there any advantages in disconnecting the drive with winXP before installing Vista on the second disc and then using the bios to manage which OS to boot from? My plan is to use winXP for FS9 and most other tasks and Vista64 just for FSX. Any observations appreciated.Bruceb
The only disadvantage is that Vista's boot loader will not recognize any other boot options so you will *have* to use the BIOS to access both OSes. Sounds like you're already planning on doing that though, so no worries!

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