need help with dual boot



Ok, I'm trying to install win7 as a dual-boot on a Vista system. I
created a new drive using Vista partition manager (200gb) on a HD
without the Vista OS and formatted it. Changed the first boot device
in the BIOS to the DVD drive and reboot with the win7 disc in the
drive. However, even though I hit enter when the 'press any key to
boot from DVD' came up it's keeps booting into Vista. What am I


Problem solved. I changed the HD boot sequence in the BIOS to the HD
that I created the new partition on. Now to figure out how to
configure the puter to ask me which OS I want to use...


shegeek72 said:
Looks like I need to modify bdcedit in Win7...

I think I used Easybcd for that.

I set up a dual boot configuration, entirely inside a
VirtualPC 2007 machine. I installed WinXP first,
Win7 second, then used Easybcd to add WinXP so I
could choose which OS to boot. I used a virtual
hard drive for each OS. The Win7 I was using,
was the evaluation version Microsoft was handing out
earlier last year. The nice thing about working in
VirtualPC, is no real hardware gets messed up :)



The 7 install should have created a boot menu.

Yeah, that's what I thought.

I tried EasyBCD 1.7.2 with no luck. Then tried iBoot 1.1.1 (made by
the same dev as EasyBCD) and it didn't work either. Perhaps because
Win7 isn't supported. However, EasyBCD did come in handy to run
bcdedit, as I got 'access denied' in Win7 when I tried to use the cmd
line, even though I'm logged on as administrator. EasyBCD was able to
access it, which I've copied it here.

I'd still like to solve this without shelling out money since it
should've been created by win7. Until then I change the boot HD in the
BIOS to choose which OS to boot into.

Windows Boot Manager
identifier {bootmgr}
device partition=C:
description Windows Boot Manager
locale en-US
inherit {globalsettings}
default {current}
resumeobject {d627774c-fdac-11de-ac96-86859ae8b8a9}
displayorder {current}
toolsdisplayorder {memdiag}
timeout 30

Windows Boot Loader
identifier {current}
device partition=C:
path \Windows\system32\winload.exe
description Windows 7
locale en-US
inherit {bootloadersettings}
recoverysequence {d627774e-fdac-11de-ac96-86859ae8b8a9}
recoveryenabled Yes
osdevice partition=C:
systemroot \Windows
resumeobject {d627774c-fdac-11de-ac96-86859ae8b8a9}
nx OptIn

Windows Boot Loader

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