How to Dual Boot Windows 7 Ultimate with Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by xscess, Jul 29, 2011.

  1. xscess

    xscess MDL Senior Member

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    I'm very much familiar with dual/multi boot with GRUB/Linux (multiple Linux or Windows & Linux etc combinations) but have never done it with Windows. Is there any way to achieve this with Windows' in-built options without any third-party software? How to do & which OS should I install first on a blank HD with 2 or more partitions?

    Many thanks in advance!
     
  2. xscess

    xscess MDL Senior Member

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    Windows 7 will be from the disc that came with the desktop and Server 2008 R2 Enterprise will use Daz loader. Does this makes any difference in order of installations or something?
     
  3. tnx

    tnx MDL Expert

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    I have a multiboot system.
    Windows 7,XP and sometimes even MAC OS X..

    I have found the best way for me is to use a seperate HDD for each OS. Switching between each one by selecting the disk boot order in the BIOS.
    Slighlty more time consuming I must agree but I rather like this method,it allows me to mess with any OS while leaving the others intact and the amount of times I format and mess about with installs this works perfect for me.

    Maybe try this method and see if it works for you too.
     
  4. tnx

    tnx MDL Expert

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    I have used "easybcd" in the past. Good app and worked well buttttt I find having seperate drives gives that bit more control. Just how I like it..:biggrin:
    Sounds like you have it all under control now any way,which is good. :cool:
     
  5. nanayaw

    nanayaw MDL Novice

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    how to dual boot windows 7 ultimate and windows server 2008R2 enterprise
     
  6. SOCRATE_MMXII

    SOCRATE_MMXII MDL Expert

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    Just described by canouna and tnx (using easybcd).
     
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