dual boot vista


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Phed

Hi

I have vista home premium installed as oem on my notebook but I also have a
full version (ie non -OEM) version of vista ultimate that i would like to
install on this machine.

I have hp dv2000 series but don't know if the drivers that I currently have
will automatically install on vista ultimate if I change the operating
system.

My questions are:

1. can I just install vista ultimate over vista home premium OEM and will
the drivers work ? If so how?

2. can I install vista ultimate on a separate partition and will this affect
the home premium setup? If so how?

3. if i try to install vista ultimate, will oem see this as an upgrade, and
not require me to reload all my software?

thanks


Doug
 
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Patrick Squire

Hi Doug,

Q1) You want to dual boot right - not install right over the top. In which
case Vista will run but it will prob not run to its full potential (e.g.
limited display res etc). To resolve this you may have a driver disk
supplied with your laptop or you will have to download the drivers from HP
(http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareList?os=228&lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&product=1817074)


2) You can install Vista on a second partition - this will not affect the
home premium setup (you will just have less disk space at your disposal)

3) No you need to use Vista anytim upgrade to upgrade to Ultimate from
premium

Hope this helps
Any questions - just ask

Kind Regards,

Patrick Squire
http://www.msblog.org
 
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canefield junior T

your answers are inline below:

Phed said:
Hi

I have vista home premium installed as oem on my notebook but I also have
a full version (ie non -OEM) version of vista ultimate that i would like
to install on this machine.

I have hp dv2000 series but don't know if the drivers that I currently
have will automatically install on vista ultimate if I change the
operating system.

My questions are:

1. can I just install vista ultimate over vista home premium OEM and will
the drivers work ? If so how?

Since you have Vista Ultimate retail you have the option to upgrade
See more information here
http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/Windows/en-us/help/3af7e05f-4d2a-4af7-a168-9242f9093bb81033.mspx

2. can I install vista ultimate on a separate partition and will this
affect the home premium setup? If so how?


It will not effect it, it will just add an entry in the boot sequence so you
can choose which OS to work with

You will need to go to the manufacturer of your computer or laptop and find
the extra drivers needed
if you don't have the cd's for the hardware..

for example sound card driver, or display adaptor driver , or chipset
driver

3. if i try to install vista ultimate, will oem see this as an upgrade,
and not require me to reload all my software?


see answer to question 1. But this is not a dual boot of course you will
have 1 upgraded OS
 
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Phed

Hi

Thanks for your advice, I have gone with the option 2 below. however i get
a message now about NTLDR missing.

Doug
 

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