Setting up Vista / Xp Dual boot, but don't have Vista CD, onlyRecovery. MBR

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by lbbss, Mar 25, 2008.

  1. lbbss

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    I bought a Gateway computer ( http://tinyurl.com/2x5uwa ) with vista,
    but it only comes with recovery CD not the original. I was
    following the instruction as per this website http://tinyurl.com/3xepar.
    So I installed xp successfully. Now at this point I should be putting
    the vista cd and select repair to fix the bootloader. But I only
    have the restore cd. I tried putting it in. The first screen it
    gives me does not have the vista option. Instead it's a Gateway
    recovery screen. You have two options, do you want to run from disc
    or from small recovery partition on the hard drive. I assume if I
    continue on this path it will partition my system back to one, just
    like it was originally. Any ideas? Thanks.
     
    lbbss, Mar 25, 2008
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  2. lbbss

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    Re: Setting up Vista / Xp Dual boot, but don't have Vista CD, onlyRecovery. MBR

    lbbss wrote:
    > I bought a Gateway computer ( http://tinyurl.com/2x5uwa ) with vista,
    > but it only comes with recovery CD not the original. I was
    > following the instruction as per this website http://tinyurl.com/3xepar.
    > So I installed xp successfully. Now at this point I should be putting
    > the vista cd and select repair to fix the bootloader. But I only
    > have the restore cd. I tried putting it in. The first screen it
    > gives me does not have the vista option. Instead it's a Gateway
    > recovery screen. You have two options, do you want to run from disc
    > or from small recovery partition on the hard drive. I assume if I
    > continue on this path it will partition my system back to one, just
    > like it was originally. Any ideas? Thanks.


    I didn't look at your links but Vista is difficult with other systems
    including other windows.

    Try googling dual booting vista To get a feel of what it needs.
     
    , Mar 25, 2008
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