Multiboot / Aero


Brian Donnelly

Hello All,

Could anyone tell me if a multi boot consisting of XP-Pro on partition 1,
Vista 32bit on Partition 2 and Vista 64bit on Partition 3 would work...? I
have already installed Vista 32bit on Partition 2 and the multiboot works
fine between Xp-Pro and Vista, but has anyone tried adding a second copy of

On a slightly different note, I was having a problem getting Aero Glass to
work on my GeForce 5200 128Mb, I have since found the problem, my widescreen
monitor runs at 1440x900 resolution, if I drop this down to 1024x768 Glass
works fine, but switches off back at 1440x900... Is this a Vista issue or
an NVidia issue... ?

Thanks everyone (especially Andre & Zack) for all the useful help & advice.





Andre Da Costa [Extended64]

Yes, I am running a multi boot configuration of Windows XP x86, x64, Server
2003 x86, x64, Vista x64 and Mac OS X and have no problems at all, so go
ahead and pop Vista x64 onto that 3rd partition.

As for the AERO Glass issue at 1440 x 900, you have explained it yourself.

Appropriate graphics memory for specified monitor resolutions expressed as
total pixels (x dimension multiplied by y dimension)

64 MB of graphics memory to support a single monitor at a resolution of 1280
by 1024
128 MB of graphics memory to support a single monitor at a resolution of
1920 by 1200
256 of graphics memory to support a single monitor at a resolutions higher
than 2,304,000 pixels.

So you need to upgrade that video card if you want the desired resolution
you are looking for.
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