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Next Install Windows Vista in this Windows 7 Dual-Boot

Last reviewed: July 2011

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Now Install Windows Vista and Dual-Boot with the installed Windows 7

Traditionally, installing an older Windows on a computer containing a newer version stopped that newer Windows booting. This was caused by different versions of the boot loader. The new boot loader used in both Windows 7 and Vista is much friendlier!

  • Bootup from the Windows Vista installation DVD.
    • Select your Language, and Time..., and click Install now.
    • In Which type of installation do you want? select Custom (Advanced).
    • In Where do you want to install Windows? select the Vsta partition prepared earlier.
      - check both the size and the label.
      Optionally, click Drive options (advanced) and click Format and then OK.
    • Restart your computer when installation is complete. Select Windows Vista.
      Label the Windows Vista drive to Vsta.

    Vista has been automatically added to the boot menu. Nice!

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