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Adding Windows 7 to current XP Pro and Vista multiboot environment

Q: Adding Windows 7 to current XP Pro and Vista multiboot environment

I'm currently running Windows Vista and Windows Xp in a 64 bit environment. I would like to add Windows 7. Is it as simple as installing Windows 7 in a separate partition? If not can someone give me some ideas or point me in right direction. I have not used Virtual Machine 2007 but would consider if this makes sense. Thanks for your help.

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Preferred Solution: Adding Windows 7 to current XP Pro and Vista multiboot environment

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A: Adding Windows 7 to current XP Pro and Vista multiboot environment

Yes, a new partition would do it. Vista & W7 must be retail copies.

I had tri-boot 10 months ago, but ditched it because of space constraints. If you go virtual, be vigilant as BSODs may develop, especially with an x86/ x64 mixture.

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Hello all,

I joined your forum so that I have a knowledge base to refer to while I am exploring windows 7. Any way to the nitty griddy.

I recently installed windows 7 on my primary windows vista machine. I followed the steps mentioned online except for formatting the drive as a simple volume. Instead I just restarted my machine and booted straight to the Windows 7 dvd and away I installed 7 just fine.

Unfortunately for me it took out my boot.ini and I had no dual boot environment. I searched online for a about an hour or two and was unable to find any help other than HOW to make a dual boot. For those who have this problem, your system only boots into 7 when you originally wanted a dual boot vista machine, all you need to do is load your Windows Vista dvd in your optical drive and run the start up repair. This should fix your boot.ini and allow you to dual boot again.

Thought I would throw this out there because I know that I will probably not be the only one who gets frantic about losing their other os.

-jjdemoya

A:MultiBoot Help Vista and Windows 7

  
Quote: Originally Posted by jjdemoya


Hello all,

I joined your forum so that I have a knowledge base to refer to while I am exploring windows 7. Any way to the nitty griddy.

I recently installed windows 7 on my primary windows vista machine. I followed the steps mentioned online except for formatting the drive as a simple volume. Instead I just restarted my machine and booted straight to the Windows 7 dvd and away I installed 7 just fine.

Unfortunately for me it took out my boot.ini and I had no dual boot environment. I searched online for a about an hour or two and was unable to find any help other than HOW to make a dual boot. For those who have this problem, your system only boots into 7 when you originally wanted a dual boot vista machine, all you need to do is load your Windows Vista dvd in your optical drive and run the start up repair. This should fix your boot.ini and allow you to dual boot again.

Thought I would throw this out there because I know that I will probably not be the only one who gets frantic about losing their other os.

-jjdemoya


hello jjdemoya and welcome....
the reason you cant load up is because the 200mb partition it makes (im guessing you didnt format before the install) is actually the boot partition....
you need to mount that partition and from there you can use bcdedit (or your app of choice) to chnage it...

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Hi everybody,

First I want to mention how impressed I am by the wealth of info and the knowledgeable people in these forums. I have been reading for several hours and I tried a few things but I thought I will create a thread with my specific details.

I have a desktop running Windows 7 (64bit)/Vista 32bit/Vista 64 bit. (all ultimate edition). Windows 7 and Vista 64 share one drive and the Vista 32 has part of another drive. I have purchased a SSD drive and I would like to move the windows 7 partition to the SSD drive and eventually get rid of the existing windows 7 partition. The vista install can stay there as i rarely used them I mostly use windows 7.

I read on the forums here and I know the ideal situation is to do a clean install on a separate drive with bios boot but I have my Win 7 all nicely set and I would rather not start over.

I have a piece of software called Active Disk image that can clone a drive/partition. so what I did a cloned the Win7 partition to the SSD drive. I read around and saw the method that it was higly suggested set the new SSD drive as active and reboot with the Win 7 cd and do a start up repair. Well I went ahead and used easyBCD and added the new disk to the start menu then I rebooted through my Win7 cd and did a startup repair. Well the start up repair is being going on for like an hour and it is still saying attempting repairs. Does it usually take a long time?

Any ideas or input will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks

Nick

A:windows 7/vista multiboot questions

Hi,
Maybe your SSD drive need alignment because you cloned existing win7 into SSD drive.
SSD Alignment

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How do i get rid of Vista because that was the main reason why i wanted to install 7 instead so it would delete everything but now its got 7 and vista on... how do i get rid of windows vista.

I even did the Advanced Custom install not the upgrade and everything is still on my HD with Vista. I only want 7

A:Installed Windows 7 using Multiboot USB but vista is still on as well.

you will need to perform a clean install - boot from dvd or usb

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Hi there,

I'm trying to get an plug-in to Powerpoint called TexPoint working so that I can use LaTeX formulas in Powerpoint (there are some characters that are not available in Microsoft Equation). For that I needed to install some software including Ghostcript and then add the path to the PATH environment variable. I have found out how to get there: type in "Accounts" in "Search" and click on "Change my environment variables". Then when I click on "path" and "edit", the current path looks like this:

%CommonProgramFiles%\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live

According to the TexPoint FAQ here: TexPoint Download - Latex Add-In for Powerpoint and Word, I must change it as follows:





To add a directory <dir> to the PATH you must set the value of the PATH environment variable to <old value>;<dir> (use semicolon as a separator).



So I searched for the locations of my installation of Ghostcript, as well as Ghostview (I installed the latest versions), and added them, so it now looks like this:

%CommonProgramFiles%\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live; C:\Program Files\Ghostgum\gsview\gsview32.exe; C:\Program Files\gs\gs8.64\bin\gswin32.exe

I checked the info window of TexPoint which states that Ghostscript cannot be found - I should install it and add it to the PATH. I also rebooted my computer but with the same result.
Is the path supposed to look like this? Am I doing something wrong?

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A:Adding environment variables for a Powerpoint plug-in

You should only put directories in the Path, not executable filenames.
Instead of C:\Program Files\Ghostgum\gsview\gsview32.exe

try C:\Program Files\Ghostgum\gsview

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I have been asked to research what would be involved in adding a dc to our domain (for fault tolerance and load balancing). There seem to be so many conflicting posts out on the web.

We currently have 1 dc running Windows Server 2000, (Small Business ed.) The new dc will be running Windows Server 2003.

Can someone give me a straightforward step by step list of what we need to do? It looks like we will have to be prepare the (new?) dc by using adprep and forestprep? It also looks like we will have to replicate the pdc's AD database over the network, since it's W2K.

Finally, is it really necessary to run this in a test enviro? If so, how? By duplicating our environment on 2 virtual servers? We aren't a large company - 1 dc, 4 servers, appx. 50 workstations.

Any suggestions on how to tackle this would be most appreciated! Thank you!
 

A:Suggestions for adding a domain controller in mixed 0/S environment

I think I scared possible respondents by asking for a step by step list of what to do! I don't need anything as detailed as the Microsoft help guides, what I'm looking for is the particular order of the tasks I need to do. For example:

back up pdc
Run adprep/forest prep on pdc
run adprep/domainprep on new dc
run dcpromo
etc., etc.

I just want to do these things in the correct order. Anyone?
 

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Hi ,

Im trying to deploy a WCF service in a VISTA 64 bit machine.

this is in a workgroup environment.


I cannot access this service from a client machine even though i have the same user in both machines.

Im using "windows" authentication.

This was successfull in vista 32 bit version.


any specific setting for this ??

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A few friends have PlayStation 2's so I'm trying to hook mine up for interent play through my wireless network.

First problem: My wireless network consists of 2 computers connected wirelessly through a NetGear MR814 Router. I have never had a problem with this network. However, the only wireless device that I could find for PS2 was a Linksys WGA11B Game Adapter. I have since reconfigured the WGA11B to communicate with my network. When I plug it into my router I receive both an Ethernet connection and Internet connection but when I hook it up to my PS2 I get neither.

Second problem: I believe the first problem and overall problem has something to do with port forwarding. I have gone to the EASports MVP 2004 site to find out the ports used by the game and received the following information:

Ports 10500-10519 TCP outgoing for MVP 2004 server
Port 13505 TCP outgoing EA Messenger
Port 10002 UDP incoming/outgoing for connecting to another user to play game
port 6000 UDP incoming/outgoing for connecting to another user for headset during game.

The MR814 allows all outgoing port actions however I need to open up ports for incoming traffic. Would I only have to open Port 10002? I don't have headset so the 6000 Port isn't an issue at this time.

Thanks for taking time out a reading my problem.
 

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I am switching ISP's, hopefully sometime this coming Monday.
Where do I look in my system to uninstall/delete the current one?
I am assuming I should perform that action before I connect to the new service?
I will be dropping a cable provider + going to a high speed (DSL) one.
I was advised at the Mozilla forum to first contact the new provider to know if it will still be a POP type,whatever that is,what port I need to use,etc.

I am using Thunderbird to view all of my email accounts+want to make sure the new account will carry over also. I realize there is a "wizard" of sorts in Thunderbird for this, but I don't know.
Previously I had a friend via remote assistance set it all up for me,so I am nervous about trying this without understanding what I'm doing.

Thank you
honu1

A:Adding a new ISP+wanting to delete the current one

Well, I finally was reconnected to the internet-whew!
My new ISP is AT+T but my emails have to be sent thru Yahoo. I can not send any emails using Thunderbird any more since I switched from Comcast to AT+T.

I have touched base with the Mozilla forum, but do not have the issue resolved. The only way I can send email is to go thru Yahoo. I more than likely have some setting(s) wrong, but I sure can figure it out. Before I switched my ISP I was able to send+receive all of my email accounts thru Thunderbird.

Please help me sort this out.
Thank you
honu1

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Greetings everyone...again! I have been reading information on some various security-related items, such as, Spywareblaster, Hphosts, and MVPS...trying to grasp an understanding of each. I must admit...I'm not the most adept at understanding all the technical jargon and just what it is these things do.My sole question is: Would downloading/installing Spywareblaster be of any real benefit, given the security features I already have (shown in my signature line for your reference)?Thank you for your time, indulgence, and any enlightenment!

A:Would adding Spywareblaster to my current security be of benefit?

My sole question is: Would downloading/installing Spywareblaster be of any real benefit, given the security features I already have (shown in my signature line for your reference)?It's one more layer of protection that doesn't use any resources other than a little drive space, so yes it would be beneficial. My security is similar to yours, I've had SpywareBlaster installed and up to date for years without any problems. Just remember to check for updates every 10 days or so.

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Hi guys,
I've been fooling around with audio editing lately, and I'm just curious if Audacity's a good addition to a computer that has Sound Forge 10 Audio Studio installed. Will the difference in features between the two take care of different things? Or is it just kind of a repeat? Many thanks.

Chromebuster

A:question about adding Audacity to my current configuration

I don't have Sound Forge 10 Audio Studio. (looks like a really cool program). Should have good Sony support. I use Audacity for editing and making mp3's and mp4's it is simple and works.The Audacity support is a forumI think I would use the Sony if I had it.

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I am going to istall on my 2nd HDD Win7 while in the other i will have Vista.
So, i am going to make a clean install.
My question what i must do that when the computer boots this familiar menu starts when i can choose the OS to start.
I imagine that i cannot do anything now because i have not istalled 7 yet.
I just whant to make something that after installing 7 i will have access still to Vista.

What i must do regarding that?

A:Multiboot With Vista

Yes you will have a choice of OS's when you boot. It will make the new disc the "C" disk in Win 7 and when you boot to Vista that disc will become the "C" disk. In order to see the Vista boot disc you will have to go to "Computer" right click on it and "manage" go to storage and assign a letter to the hard disc that Vista is installed on, don't worry this will not affect your Vista install, it will just allow you to see that disc when using Win7. If this explanation is unclear to you there are numerous other explanations on this forum regarding assignment of a letter to the disc you can't see.

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I just got vista and installed it on a spare hard drive to try it out. I currently switch between XP and Vista by changing hard drive boot priority in BIOS, how do I set up multiboot thing the proper way?
3 hard drives:
80gb IDE - XP Pro SP"
18gb IDE - Vista
250gb SATA - Storage photos, mp3's etc

Thanks
Jack

PS, Specs in profile thing by my name ^
 

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Greetings all. I've searched far and wide for information regarding my problem but have come to the conclusion that I may be the only one.
I installed windows 7 on a primary partition that I assigned z, it is NOT listed as active. All seams to work great. The boot screen works as it should and I am able to boot into either OS with only one problem. Every second or third time I switch between vista 32 and 7 64 I end up needing to do CHKDSK on various partitions. All my data(pictures, music, etc..) are on a separate disk(partition)

Disk 0=55mb (EISA configuration)---15GB (E Recovery (primary)---197GB (C vista(primary,active)---85GB (D windows 7 (primary)

When switching between OS the active one becomes C and renames the other one. Perhaps they are communicating and making changes between one another? Then when I switch OS it doesn't agree with the changes?

I tried easybcd and ireboot with the same results. Not really sure I installed them right? I installed them on vista, do they need to be installed on both? I don't think so.....Thanks in advance for any help.

A:vista 32+7 64 multiboot

  
Quote: Originally Posted by dmakalaster



When switching between OS the active one becomes C and renames the other one. Perhaps they are communicating and making changes between one another? Then when I switch OS it doesn't agree with the changes?


Welcome dmakalaster,

This is normal. There's no renaming or changes going on though. When each OS boots, they check the drive letters assigned by the OS. C: just happens to be what each of your OS has made it.

In dual boot scenario like this, one OS does not communicate or tell the other anything. So there's no intelligence as far as that is concerned.

Have you checked the event viewer, under windows logs then system, for anything with a red ! here? Find any related errors or yellow exclamation points?

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I'm downloading the 64bit version of Windows Vista beta 2. I have an AMD Athlon 64 bit processor, so I want to download that Vista version, correct? I have one, 200gig hard drive. Right now I have OpenSuse 10.0 and Windows XP Home installed. I'd love to be able to try Vista out without deleting the other two OS's or doing some other fancy footwork. What's the "easiest" way to go about this?

1. I'd like to create another partition using Suse (not sure exactly how to do that yet) to install Vista on. Word on the street seems to be that I should free up 20gigs. Yes? No? Will it not be that easy?

2. I don't really follow the whole 32 vs 64 bit deal as far as, "the internet or this program won't work" kind of thing. I have my driver disks, but will I have to look elsewhere?

So, what do you think? Is this slightly-above moderate user overlooking anything? Thanks for your time.

A:Multiboot With Vista Beta2, Xp Home, And Opensuse 10.0?!

OK, a lot of this is not quite what you're looking for - but here goes anyway.

Years ago I was able to quad boot Linux, BeOS, Windows 98 and one other OS. It was difficult, but once up and running it worked just fine. You've just got to figure out how to do it and what order to do it in.

Now, I don't have any 64 bit capable systems, so I can't be 100% sure, but the 32 bit Vista installs flawlessly into a dual boot with Windows XP Home and Pro. I'd expect the same to be true about the 64 bit.

With SuSE installed it may be a bit more complicated (I don't know how SuSE will react to a new OS - but all you've got to lose is some time! 20 gB is a minimum that you'll need - remember you'll be having to try out all sorts of software on it!

Now, to add to the problem, there's 32 bit drivers and 64 bit drivers - so that may be an issue for you. Vista Beta 2 (32 bit) handled all of my devices just fine - but I only use major brand hardware components in my systems.

Finally, if it doesn't work with the SuSE, I'd suggest deleting SuSE along with the Vista. Once only XP is left, format and partition your drives for how you'd like them setup in the end. Then install Vista, then install SuSE. This should ensure that SuSE recognizes both of the installations.

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I have 2 hard drives, the first has Win 7 RC1 and the second has XP and Vista in their own partitions. The Win 7 boot loader gives me the choice of Win7, Vista and XP when I boot up. The question is: If I install Ubuntu onto the second HD in a currently unoccupied partion, will GRUB (which is sure to take over the booting process, from past experience) still leave me with the 3 choices I have now (assuming I do not select the Ubuntu prompt). I wwould hate to lose the ability to get into the 3 Win systems !

Thanks, Errol

A:Install Ubuntu on a xp,vista,win7 multiboot system

  
Quote: Originally Posted by errolgreer


I have 2 hard drives, the first has Win 7 RC1 and the second has XP and Vista in their own partitions. The Win 7 boot loader gives me the choice of Win7, Vista and XP when I boot up. The question is: If I install Ubuntu onto the second HD in a currently unoccupied partion, will GRUB (which is sure to take over the booting process, from past experience) still leave me with the 3 choices I have now (assuming I do not select the Ubuntu prompt). I wwould hate to lose the ability to get into the 3 Win systems !

Thanks, Errol


Grub loader will give you two boot option one that will boot to Ubuntu and another that will load Windows 7 boot loader(normally denoted by DOS os). From there you should be able to boot into the three windows os.

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How to add domain names in Windows Vista Home Premium 32 bit?

I am being asked to add domain name in the white list to get e-mail without any problem. Actually there was a suspension in e-mail news letter when I contacted the company I was told to add their domain name in the e-mail.

If it is e-mail I can add but I do not know how to add domain name. Please share your thought and oblige.

Thank you

PS* I am not asking about Windows Live mail

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Hey guys, I just purchased a new External drive and the Vista OS, how shoud I proceed? "Connect the new drive and then load the Vista, right?

A:Adding external HD 500 gig for windows Vista Home Premium

hi,,, do you mean your putting an os on an external hdd,,, or you want to use the ext hdd with an existing pc with its os ???
if its the latter then just plug and play,,,, if its the former then pass, i did'nt even know you could do this.

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Vista Profile Settings disappearing problem.?
I've had this problem before, and was able to fix it, but this time its slightly different.

So I went to restart my pc, and when it came back windows left me a nice little message saying something like "Windows Vista can't load user setting, so you are taken to a temporary profile, everything you save here will be lost after logging off"
Went browsing my computer, and saw under the User folder that all the files on my computer were still alive.

So I went and did what I did last time that happen, I made a new Administrator account. (so I could copy my files onto there and delete them off the old profile)

So I go I double click on my User Profile that's having problems and it brings a pop-up like "You don't have access to this folder"
And it removes that folder and makes 3 new folders:

TEMP
TEMP.Christina-PC
TEMP.Christina-PC.000

And my profile went missing (Christina is the old profile that had the Vista profile problem with in the past [thoughI rember removing it fro my computer], The folder clicked on was TinaYoshi cuz' that was my current account name on my computer)

What is up with all these new folders?

Well after those folders randomly appeared, and they've appeare to have deleted all my files this little red icon on the task bar appears And tells me something like my Safety Setting needs to be fixed...so I double click it and I get to this screen that tell me my User Account Control is disabled.
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A:Windows Vista's Profiles Dissapearing... & Adding Folders

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/947242

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Hello All,
Today on one of my computers, I added a new user ( my wife ), so she could use this computer and have her own settings and programs separate from mine. Since I'm the administrator of this computer, I added her as a 'standard' account, I guess I thought when I logged in under her user name, the desktop would be virtually like a new computer, much to my surprise..the desktop shows what seems to be exactly the same programs that are available when I'm logged in under my account. Isn't there anyway to achieve this in windows vista ?
Thanks,
David

A:Adding new user to windows vista home premium

Hello All,
I'm sorry if I submitted a question that's too difficult to respond to, I guess I shouldn't have posted it at all.
David

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hi there guys,, just wanted to ask something,,

im currently using a vista system,, but i can't seem to run some applications that i was using before,,, on xp to be exact,,,

can wine solve my problem? or do i need to use some other virtual machine to make them work?

thanks in advance,,, ^_^ good day,,,
 

A:xp applications on vista environment

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Our Local Family History Society has a system of using shortcuts to access Files & Folders containing data. The system was developed under XP.
We needed to get a new PC and it came with Vista.
The shortcuts were all hard coded with Locations like "C:\CDs\xxxxxx"
I decided that it made better practise if I used a global environment variable.
I created the variable and starting coding the variable %nnnnn% into the shortcut. Worked fine until I looked at the properties of the shortcut and found that VISTA had taken the Value of the variable and stored it in the Target field. This was useless as it did not allow me to change the value of the variable if there is a future change of location of the data.

If I try the same thing in XP it rememberes the variable in the target field and not the value. Exactly what I would have expected and wanted.

Is there something that I must do different in Vista to XP or is this a bug?

Is there a work around?

I am currently putting in a NAS and migrating all of the files from 4 machines to the NAS. This is/WAS(?) for ease of maintaince. Previously all PC's had all data and the same data stored on their C: drive. Good redundancy put required the jobs to be done 4 times.

My current strategy is to go back and remodify all shortcuts with XP.


Anyone HELP please.

Ron

A:Environment Variables in Vista

For people kind of lost on what threadstarter is talking about, check out this article:
http://www.watchingthenet.com/using-...n-windows.html

As for your problem:
According to this article
http://www.vistax64.com/powershell/2...url-files.html
you have to use carats (this character: ^ ) around the variable to prevent Vista from expanding it.
Perhaps ^%MYDOCS%^ instead of %MYDOCS% for example.
I can't test it ATM as I'm on Windows 2000, but it's something to try.

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This is the error that i come up with with every application on my system. "The system could not find the environment option entered". I have run everything as an administrator and even in safe mode, nothing...... Well, i noticed the other day that when I click properties on my computer it does not recognize what processor I am using, or the amount of RAM that I have. I feel like I have exhausted all my options and my only choice is to re-install windows. Now that being said, I have a pre-loaded version of vista 32 on my acer desktop. I have acquired my product key via "keyfinder". I d/l'd a version of vista 32 and have burnt it on a dvd as an iso. Can anyone tell me exactly what i need to do, i realize i am going to loose everything saved. I have a c:drive and a d: drive, all my pictures are on my d: drive and I have backed them up onto disks. Please help, this computer is SLOW and LAGGY!!!

and is there anyway to keep my subscription to norton??

A:Vista and environment problems

Hi herring81,

This is Mike from the Norton Authorized Support Team.

After you reinstall Windows, you can download the latest installer for your Norton product and reinstall the software. You should log in to your My Norton Account at the link below and make note of your Activation Key.

My Norton account

You can then re-download the latest version of the installer for the Norton product you own by selecting the "Download" link under the product.

Download the latest installer for your Norton product

Thank you,
Mike


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This is the error that i come up with with every application on my system. "The system could not find the environment option entered". I have run everything as an administrator and even in safe mode, nothing...... Well, i noticed the other day that when I click properties on my computer it does not recognize what processor I am using, or the amount of RAM that I have. I feel like I have exhausted all my options and my only choice is to re-install windows. Now that being said, I have a pre-loaded version of vista 32 on my acer desktop. I have acquired my product key via "keyfinder". I d/l'd a version of vista 32 and have burnt it on a dvd as an iso. Can anyone tell me exactly what i need to do, i realize i am going to loose everything saved. I have a c:drive and a d: drive, all my pictures are on my d: drive and I have backed the... Read more

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Hi,


Not sure if this is the right place for this sort of question, but here goes.

My organisation includes approx 100 computers. A mix of 2000, XP, Vista and 7.

I installed WSUS on one of the servers, and all of the 2000/XP/7 systems reported in gracefully. However, there were 0 windows Vista systems in the WSUS console. Diagnosing this problem I went to a couple systems with Vista, and ran gpupdate /force on them. This is what I got back


Code:
Updating Policy... User Policy update has completed successfully. Computer Policy Update Failed. To diagnose the failure, review the event log or invoke gpmc.msc to access information about Group Policy results.
Checked the event log. Here's what's in it:


Code:
The processing of Group Policy failed. Windows attempted to read the file \\<FQDN>\sysvol\<FQDN>\Policies\{31B2F340-016D-11D2-945F-00C04FB984F9}\gpt.ini from a domain controller and was not successful. Group Policy settings may not be applied until this event is resolved. This issue may be transient and could be caused by one or more of the following:
a) Name Resolution/Network Connectivity to the current domain controller.
b) File Replication Service Latency (a file created on another domain controller has not replicated to the current domain controller).
c) The Distributed File System (DFS) client has been disabled.
I have verified that the UNC path "\\<FQDN>\sysvol\<FQDN>\Policies\{31B2F340-016D-11D2-945F-00C04FB9... Read more

A:Vista not getting Group Policy in Domain environment

Hi,

Check the Vista PC's Windows features to see if the service is active.

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so i'm able to download it and firefox is able to start the installation but just before the installation ends an error occurs :

the installation of package http://java.sun.com/update/1.6.0/jre-6u3-windows-i586-jc.xpi failed with -203.

what does that mean?

any help would be really appreciated.

thanksthanksthanks
 

A:Can't install java runtime environment for vista.help..

Try downloading the installer and saving it to your desktop, rather than letting FF install it. Then, close all browsers and double click the Java installer. See if that helps. You`ll find the offline installer below.

http://javadl.sun.com/webapps/download/AutoDL?BundleId=12798

Regards Howard
 

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Does anyone know why Microsoft decided to put the users temp folder under the users profile. Is it for security reasons, so if someone else logs on the the machine, they can't view the other users temp files. If this is the recommended practice, does anyone know of any documentation stating this? We have always set this variable to "C:\temp" in the past, so an admin on the machine could go to one place and delete ALL temp files on the whole machine at once. If leaving it in the users profile is recommended and you have machines with many different users, how do you clean up all the users temp files without having to traverse into each profile then delete all files? Is there a script or batch file to do this?

A:vista's environment variable for the temp folder

Helloo ksmith01,

Welcome to Vista Forums!

I dont think this is possible without a program and i am not sure if there is one created. Try some google searches and let me know.

Sorry for the lack of assistance,
Ben

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i want to multiboot 2 different windows 7 os. is it possable? if so how can i do it
thanks

A:how can i multiboot 2 windows 7 os?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by sender


i want to multiboot 2 different windows 7 os. is it possable? if so how can i do it
thanks


Sure which?
Make two partitions

Install one in the first

Install the second in the second (a menu will be created to let you choose)
What else specifically are you trying to do?
Ken

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Background:

At my company, we're currently operating in a workgroup environment. We would like to switch to a domain environment. We have two servers running linux, one server running Windows Server 2003, and roughly 20 workstations. The workstations are all XP Pro except for 2 laptops running Vista.

The Windows server is used as a terminal server, and really does nothing else. The original intent was to utilize thin clients, but this has not happened. Currently, the Windows server is very much underutilized, with 0-1 connections being the norm. (Yes, it does get used, just not much.)

One linux server is our file server. It also runs openldap, subversion, and a few other tools. We want to use ldap as a central location for credentials to various services. (logons, vpn, file shares, email, subversion, etc.)

Questions:

Is it advisable to use the Windows server as a terminal server and primary domain controller using Active Directory? (We're considering using samba to be the PDC, but then we lose some of the capability that AD offers, most notably group policy editing.)

Does Active Directory work well with OpenLDAP to synchronize passwords?

Is there a better solution I'm missing?
 

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I need a way to set an environment variable based on the type of OS
installed.. ie: If the OS is 32bit only, then I need to set an
environment variable %ProgramFilesx86%= "" (blank), if the envronment
is 64bit, then I want something like %ProgramFilesX86"= the x86 path
here...

The reason for this is a coding language used in an application cannot
handle the "(x86)" part of the default environment variables.. there
is no way around it.. so the only way is to create a new environment
variable


Does anyone know of a way to do this via GPO.. or is there some other
way that wouldnt involve a GPO?

I tried this with a vbs file.. which worked fine in XP, but not in vista..

Here was my VBS code:

Set WshShell = CreateObject("WScript.Shell")

' makes environment settings permanent
Set WshSystemEnv = WshShell.Environment("SYSTEM")


' Set environment variable
WshSystemEnv("test") = "1234"

I got a permission denied on the last line.

I also tried using the schtasks.exe method of scheduling the vbs script at logon for Vista, as I do with the mapped drives situation, but this wasnt even working, gave me access denied errors just running the schtasks.exe command...


If I try this during the login script, it gets lost after the
login.bat window closes...


This needs to stay in "memory" while the OS is running, after the
login script..


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A:Setting permanent Environment Variables via VBscript or GPO xp/vista?

UAC in Vista - therfor you vbs wil not function correctly.

User Account Control og Vista will runs vbs scripts without administrative privileges.

You can disable this Vista security with a vbs script or set it in GPO but only with a 2008 servier or a Vista maschine in the same domain.

Her you have the vbs script.

WshShell.RegWrite "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\system\EnableLUA","0","REG_DWORD"

You can also make this change directly in regedit and set this key EnableLUA to 0.

I hope this will help you.

Knud Schr?der
Systemadmin

;o)

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So, I'm dual-booting Win 8 CP and Windows 7. Right now, it's using the Windows 8 boot manager. that said, how can I get rid of 8 AND the boot manager without ruining my Windows 7 partition?

A:I want to uninstall Windows 8 from my multiboot...

Look in Disk Management. If Win7 remains System Active partition then as long as it's on the HD set to boot first in BIOS, you can delete Win8 in Disk Management.

If not post back a screenshot of your maximized Disk Management drive map with listings, using the SNipping Tool in Start Menu.

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Hi,

I had a new system made up for me a few months back and as I was so insistent on excellent cooling - fans - RAM etc, I didn't pay enough attention to the HDD's.

Subsequently the system was installed on an SSD 60GB. For a normal user this would be adequate, but I work with a lot of digital programs that write to the app data folders and I can't safely move those onto the D:\Drive where I have programs and Docs - all libraries. I have hard linked everything I could, but the more Windows updates and other updates I do, the Winsxs folder is already 7.2GB.

I only have 20GB's left after a short time and would like to be able to install another Windows 7 x64 on a 1TB drive I can free up easily. Ideally, I want to keep the SSD drive as an OS to use for general use and get all my graphics programs onto a different system for work purposes.

I have not ever multibooted before and have no idea how to go about it - or I do but it could be wrong.

Is it even possible to have one OS on an SSD and the other on a HDD? I do have an extra unused OEM version of Win 7 x64 ultimate and hope that is legal to use two OS on same machine.

Any advice and/or assistance is most appreciated.
~Zeana

A:Can I Install a Second OS Of Windows 7 x64 Multiboot?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Zeana


I work with a lot of digital programs that write to the app data folders and I can't safely move those onto the D:\Drive where I have programs and Docs - all libraries.


Hi,

Have you tried this tutorial to address the above - refer to Option 7 & 8 that address User folders specifically. perhaps that may be a solution for you.

Hard Disk Space - Free Up and Recover

Regards,
Golden

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Hi, I'm getting a NetServer LH3R with 6 9GB SCSI drives installed and 2 Pentium III 500MHz processors along with 1GB of RAM and 2 10/100 NICs and I would like to multiboot on it Windows NT 3.51 and Windows2000. I've tried googling around for information on this but could not find a good guide on doing this. Could someone here please provide me with the information I need to successfully multiboot these OSes? (e.g. partitioning setup, order of installation, etc) Thanks in advance!

EDIT: And if anyone's wondering why I would like to multiboot these two OSes the reason is that I've already bought Windows NT 3.51 off eBay for another NetServer I had gotten handed down to me (but unfortunately it was on its last legs and within a week just stopped working ) and am now buying a replacement server and thus would feel kind of guilty not putting this OS I just bought into use, but would also like to be able to use a more recent OS as well...and in case anyone's wondering no this is not going to be a production server, it's going to be something for me to play with (they come cheap off eBay...this one was only $350 with all these specs and in a used but good condition), so again thanks in advance for any help you can offer!
 

A:How do I multiboot Windows NT 3.51 and Windows2000?

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Hi, i am new here and hope that all of you will help me out,
i have a vary vary important question and am sure many of people would like this.

I want to make a dvd which includes windows xp, windows 7, window vista, windows xp live, Hiren boot cd, antivirus rescue disk and so on..

I dont know how to do that, i want to know that how i can burn all of this and many other bootable images also as well in the menu.

Please guide me how i can burn a multipboot DVD of Software, Windows and Boot Images etc, i hope you will understand me question, sorry for poor english coz i am not English person so...
Waiting for your reply

A:Multiboot DVD for windows+softwares

Please read iB::Topic::Multiboot DVD with Windows 7 and XP. It will give you an idea on how to go about making a DVD with Windows XP and Windows 7 on it. Then perhaps the same way you could extend it to include the other stuff.

I hope this is of help to you.

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Hi. Following advice from this forum I moved my bootmgr to the C drive from the System Reserved partition, using EasyBCD. Total disaster - Windows now takes four minutes to boot instead of 20 seconds or so - even though I have moved the bootmgr back to the System Reserved partition. Even when I restore an image I made of the O/S before I made the change, the boot time remains ridiculously long.

I have spent days Googling this, trying to create boot traces and the like (no success so far - they fail 'waiting for prefetcher') and I am into the horrible cycle of troubleshooting, not the original problem, but why my troubleshooting steps aren't working! I could scream...

Well, given that that wouldn't help matters, before I do a full Windows repair, or finally a complete reinstall, I would try adding another Windows 7 (x64) to the same physical disc (an SSD), different partition, to check that a clean installation boots normally. If it doesn't then I presumably have hardware problems - although this seems unlikely as the problem started when I moved the bootmgr, so for now I am sticking with it being a software problem.

Could someone please advise the best way of creating a multiboot - both Win7 x64? I have done this years ago, creating an Windows XP/Millennium dual boot, but obviously things have moved on. I could temporarily delete the data from my 'X' partition (see screenshot below) - I have all the folders backed up - and install the 2nd. instance of Windows 7 there?

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A:Creating a multiboot (both Windows 7)

I would not advise anyone to move the System boot files from System Reserved to C. We are asked about this frequently but I don't think it is worth the trouble since the 100mb is negligible and harmless.

I see you are waiting for Cluberti to guide you on the boot trace which he authored. He travels a lot for his job with MS so I would wait until he replies as he can usually pinpoint these causes directly since he is the leading expert in the world on it.

If you want to dual boot as an experiment shrink an existing partition in Disk Mgmt or install to an existing partition once you move the data off, then boot the installer and create a partition there and/or format it using Custom drive options as shown in this tutorial: Clean Install Windows 7

The installer will autoconfigure a Dual Boot menu.

You may also have boot sector corruption which is remedied by wiping the HD with Diskpart Clean command before reinstall: SSD - HDD Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

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G'day,

I've been playing around alot with some Unices, and in the process have built myself a little 16GB bootable USB drive using YUMI, that holds a collection of tools and ISO's such as :

- MemTest86+
- Partition Wizard 7
- Bitdefender Rescue Disk
- Ubuntu 12
- Mint 12
- Debian
- Zorin
- Windows 7 Ultimate x64

As far as I can tell, I can only add one Windows 7 ISO. The problem is I have two other laptops floating around : one runs Windows 7 Home Premium x86, the other runs Windows 7 Home Premium x64.

Does anyone know if it is possible to add these additional Windows 7 ISO's to my YUMI existing multiboot USB?

My goal is to have one USB drive, from which I can attend to any PC in the house.

Thanks,
Golden

A:YUMI MultiBoot...more than one Windows 7 ISO possible?

you can quite easily make yourself an all-in-one windows installer which includes all flavours of win 7 in one iso.

there are several ways, but this method from SIW2 means that you don't have to download the mutli-gig WAIK tool.

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I want to make a Multiboot USB with Windows XP, Seven, 8 and Windows 7 Live. Problem is Seven and 8 are same with directory and file name. So File and directory will be overwritten if i do it manually. I tried Yumi and other tools to do this job. These tools give the chance to add only seven or 8. I tried also SARDU. But it does not works fine I think. I already made many Multiboot with Yumi, SARDU and manually for different works. But I?m failure in Windows Multiboot. Any suggestion please?

A:Problem to make windows Multiboot USB

Hi,
your test with SARDU is with FAT32?
Your ISOs are unmodded?

Can you tell me what don't works?
XP? Seven? Eight?

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My multiboot manager is listing systems that aren't in my partitions anymore. The only thing I have is Windows XP home so how do I remove all the entries or the entire boot manger. I notice that in the repair console the command bootcfg does not offer any commands to remove entries. I have also treid typing fixboot and fixmbr however the multiboot loader is still here, how do I get rid of it?

A:Windows Multiboot manger problem

RightClick MyComputer > Properties > Advanced; under Startup and Recovery, click settings button.......Select your default system and set your default system time to 0 secs ;)

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Can a Windows 7 Pro upgrade kit be used to create a multiboot system with XP or Vista?

Or does one need the full Windows 7 Pro kit to create a multiboot systyem?

A:Can Windows 7 upgrade create multiboot?

That will be interesting to see since you can run the installer while booted in Vista for a custom install to a D primary while there. For XP?

That's takes a boot off of the full version disk as a rule to custom install to a second primary if XP is already on the same as with Vista except you can run the installer while booted in Vista but can not when booted in XP! 7 is the upgrade for Vista being the next version inline there.

For setting up a dual boot with XP or Vista installed after 7 once the upgrade takes place where you then add one or the other into the 7 BCD you will need to review the two guides written on dual booting.

For a dual of XP along with 7, Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP

For a dual boot of Vista with 7, Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and Vista

The upgrade kit will simply be the upgrade disk itself along with a paperback boot included in the retail package on 7. That's typically seen with any retail purchase of any version of Windows.

The first to know about upgrading Vista is that the Business edition of Vista would allow the immediate upgrade to 7 Pro. The Home Premium or Ultimate editions will not! The editions have to match for that to work.

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I am having problems with installing xp alongside a pre-installed Windows 7. I created a new primary partition for XP. When I get into the XP Setup, the format is done, the files are copied, just like the way they do. But after the restart it doesn't further head in the xp setup, it doesn't head into 7 either, it just hangs there on the boot from cd/dvd screen with some weird coloured symbols.

I got back to Windows 7 by using the system repair disc. But XP doesn't install and its not a problem with the CD since I've tried on a couple of other computers too and it works on them.
Please help. I'd be grateful to you guys.

A:XP multiboot with pre-installed Windows 7 not working

I may be wrong but I thought that in a multi boot situation the older OS always had to be installed first.

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I have (perhaps I should say had) a multi-boot system. Originally I installed my 6 Windows OS's and then installed my two favorite Linux distros. I like the ability to customize the Grub menu which Linux gives me. Unfortunately Grub did not detect all 6 of my Windows installations but one of the boot options it did detect took me back into my original Windows menu which showed all 6 of the Windows systems. So that's the setup which I have been using successfully for the past few months. (One boot menu which boots into another). Today my Windows boot menu has become unusable and probably corrupt. At first I had the problem that I was only able to boot into Windows 8.1 (no windows menu at all). Then I used EasyBCD which I had inside Windows 8.1 At first EasyBCD indicated an inability to load any boot file at all. Subsequently after rebooting into 8.1 a few times more I tried it again. It then showed a boot menu but with only Windows 8.1 listed. I subsequently was able to use the add operating system function to add all the other Windows systems again. I then clicked save to save the new configuration. Now I do see all six Windows systems at boot but neither of them, even Win8.1 will boot. Would you please tell me where I should start to get back into one of these six Windows operating systems so that I can possible use the EasyBCD repair function to access the others. I think I had EasyBCD installed inside each Windows OS At the moment I am dependent on Linux alo... Read more

A:Cannot access either Windows OS in multiboot system.

I since used command line controls bootrec /rebuildbcd whereupon I booted directly into Windows 7 without any menu. I opened EasyBCD inside Win7 and the boot menu is the same as always. Win 8.1 has shrunk in size since I tried the reset command from the DVD. I pray that there is at least one expert in these forums who can guide me out from this spot. Now that I am at least into one of the 6 Windows OS's I will not reboot until I get some response from someone. As I said earlier, I am not too familiar with all the do's and don'ts of EasyBCD. I-m afraid to touch it, especially the risks of clicking the save button. It is strange that when I ran the bootrec/scanos command from the Win8.1 dvd it said it found 0 (zero) Windows operating systems! I am thinking bootvirus. Will run antivirus check overnight.

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Hi, I recently tried to install Ubuntu 12.10, and lost access to Windows 7 and 8.1, after a LOT of looking for bootable disks and stuff, I did fix it.

After recovering the operating systems (I had to delete Ubuntu partitions and then fix the Windows 7 bootloader, because there was 6 primary partitions), the Windows 8.1 partition says its 10.0GB and empty, but when I double click on it, you can see the files inside.

This is bad, because when I try to boot in Windows 8, it gets to the login screen after a long boot time, then it just shows the time, battery, and internet status, and the rest is a blue screen, implying its broken. I found out this is because some OS files are missing, which might be related to the above paragraph. I have lots of paid software in Windows 8, and it was LOTS of downloading, so I dont want to wipe the drive, or have to touch the data, only be able to boot into Windows 8 again.

Many thanks in advance.

**** Edit ****
When I open in a partition viewer, it shows the 70GB partition as it should, and also
Sorry this is in the wrong catergory, I wanted help quickly, and misread the category title.

A:Windows 8 multiboot partition says its empty but has files

I suppose a question and a request. When you boot and use whatever F key to open the Boot Device menu or go into the bios, what options (devices) do you show for booting into your OS? For instance, is there a Windows Boot Manager

A snipping tool picture of your disk management window attached here might help us understand the situation.

The type of install you have and the way you installed Ubuntu might be important, for instance if you have a system configured as UEFI and installed Ubuntu as MBR or Legacy, it might help determine what happened to your system.

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Ughh. I installed windows 7 OS on my pc thinking it would be like windows office. NOT THE SAME. Now, my computer has created a partition for Windows 7 and has two other partitions containing unknown data- as I don't know how to access. In the mean time, It's telling me that all of my previous data (I'm not sure if it means operating system or files) are saved under Windows.old- in my newly created "0"participation. My question is "Is it possible to back up all of my data- then restore or undo or revert back to my old Windows Operating System?"
 

A:Recovering Previous Windows OS from Multiboot System

Certainly should be possible to back up your data--at least any data still on the hard drive.

You can then install your old OS if you have the installation CD or DVD. Or you can "recover" or "restore" to factory defaults if you have the Recovery DVDs/CDs. Or maybe you can still purchase Recovery media from the PC manufacturer.
 

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(I have been advised to make this post in this section (Installation and setup subforum.)
because this is not BSOD related and I have been told that there are members more specialised in this specific situation.)

I have (perhaps I should say had) a multi-boot system. Originally I installed my 6 Windows OS's and then installed my two favorite Linux distros. I like the ability to customize the Grub menu which Linux gives me. Unfortunately Grub did not detect all 6 of my Windows installations but one of the boot options it did detect took me back into my original Windows menu which showed all 6 of the Windows systems. So that's the setup which I have been using successfully for the past few months. (One boot menu which boots into another). Today my Windows boot menu has become unusable and probably corrupt. At first I had the problem that I was only able to boot into Windows 8.1 (no windows menu at all). Then I used EasyBCD which I had inside Windows 8.1 At first EasyBCD indicated an inability to load any boot file at all. Subsequently after rebooting into 8.1 a few times more I tried it again. It then showed a boot menu but with only Windows 8.1 listed. I subsequently was able to use the add operating system function to add all the other Windows systems again. I then clicked save to save the new configuration. Now I do see all six Windows systems at boot but neither of them, even Windows 8.1 will boot. Would you please tell me where I should start to get back into one of these... Read more

A:Problems with windows bootloader in multiboot system

I since used command line controls bootrec /rebuildbcd whereupon I booted directly into Windows 7 without any menu. I opened EasyBCD inside Win7 and the boot menu is the same as always. Win 8.1 has shrunk in size since I tried the reset command from the DVD. I pray that there is at least one expert in these forums who can guide me out from this spot. Now that I am at least into one of the 6 Windows OS's I will not reboot until I get some response from someone. As I said earlier, I am not too familiar with all the do's and don'ts of EasyBCD. I-m afraid to touch it, especially the risks of clicking the save button. It is strange that when I ran the bootrec/scanos command from the Windows 8.1 dvd it said it found 0 (zero) Windows operating systems! I am thinking bootvirus. Will run antivirus check overnight....Today I notice that upon rebooting all the menu choices are there but only 3 or 4 of the 6 takes me into the named OS. The others just cycle back to the menu without trying to load anything... Please help!

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I had windows 7 ultimate running on my machine, I wanted to multiboot with Windows 8 pro . As I started windows 8 pro setup , throughout the process it didn't ask for destination (or drive) to install new window on, it simply goes on & after the completion, I figured out it installed on the c drive on which I had Windows 7.

A:I wanted to multiboot for windows but new OS overlapped the previous one

Did you even have a spare drive or partition for it?

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Hello,

I am currently running a dual boot setup with Ununtu 12.10 x64 and Windows 7 Home Premium x64 I was wondering if I could add Linux Mint 14 to the setup. Is this possible? I tried installing it 'alongside windows' but it said i have to uninstall Ubuntu. I haven't done that much work with system booting as of yet but i catch on pretty quick with this sort of stuff. Also, does anyone have a link to where I could download the correct version of Linux Mint 14 for my PC? I have downloaded one already but am not sure whether or not it is the right one. Then name is 'linuxmint-14.1-mate-dvd-64bit.iso'. I would also like a link to a detailed tutorial on how to setup what I'm looking for and a list of recommended software (I've got Paragon Partition Manager 12 and EasyBCD 2.2).

Thanks in advance,

TheDoctor1212

A:Multiboot: Windows 7, Ubuntu 12.10, Linux Mint 14?

It should be possible, I used to have a tripple boot myself for a while. Just make sure you add Mint to Grub.

Current version of Mint:
Download - Linux Mint

Oke, first you'll need to check if you have an empty partition to install Mint on. If not, create one.
You can check this in "disk management".

If you have enough partitions Ubuntu should stop giving you the uninstall message, and Mint should just install itself using the default installer.

And for the detailed toturial:
Video toturial
Official user guide

And finally the software:
Lots and lots of programs
The official Linux Mint software portal (I recommend using this one)

Good luck and keep us posted on your progress!
Nommy

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I have been using Windows 7 Pro (64) for several years, and today installed a newly purchased Windows 8 Pro (64) OS. I looked on-line and found many articles on how to multi-boot back to Windows 7 after installing Windows 8, and believe I have done this correctly (more below), but when booting up I do not ever see a multi-boot menu, my system boots directly into Windows 8.

When installing Win 8, I booted from my CD/DVD drive with the Win 8 OS media in the drive. (I had previously reduced the volume of my Windows 7 drive and created a new partition that I called "Windows8". ). At the appropriate time in the Win 8 install I chose "Custom", then chose the newly created "Windows 8" partition, then proceeded with the Win 8 OS install. As mentioned above, I do not see the multi-boot menu when booting up, however when in Windows 8 I can see the Windows 7 drive in "Computer", so it was not over-written.

I looked through the forums here and found this post:
Startup Options - Choose a Default OS to Run at Startup in Windows 8

and am wondering if I should try Options 2 through 4 (1 of)? I build my own PCs so know something about PC's, bt not much about booting to an OS.....

Another options might be installing a third party boot manager, which I have not yet done, but if this is an idea I should pursue then any recommendations would be great.

Thanks- my reason for getting back to Win 7 is to be able to use the PC while I learn and setup W... Read more

A:How to access multiboot menu from Windows 8 startup

Welcome to EightForums.

Can you post a screen shot of Disk management?

Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Eight Forums



How to Use the Snipping Tool in Vista - Vista Forums



Do you have a uEFI/BIOS firmware?

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