XP & Vista on dual drives

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by dillendah, Mar 1, 2015.

  1. dillendah

    dillendah MDL Novice

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    I've got 2 drives XP : A, and XP : B, both using antiwpa

    i want to put Vista on A

    if i use the latest loader on Vista, will it affect XP's antiwpa (memory) startup? Does it change the bios?

    when exactly do i apply the loader?

    many thanks
     
  2. tnx

    tnx MDL Expert

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    mod the BIOS.

    Stop using that antiwpa thingy.....

    If your gunna load Vista on to hdd "A" unplug hdd "B" while your doing it.

    Set which HDD you want as first boot and away you go.

    Give us the name of the motherboard your using, there might be a BIOS mod already done.

    Have a read round here
    http://forums.mydigitallife.net/forums/25-BIOS-Mods
     
  3. dillendah

    dillendah MDL Novice

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    many thnx tnx

    since Vista wouldn't install over the top of XP, i've decided to go the Win7 route instead
    i did find my mobi (GA P55-USB3) bios mod, but having had my fingers burnt before by GA's "Flash Utility", i'm not going there again (and who says we can't learn from our mistakes)
    i'll find another, though certainly less sublime workaround ...
    (btw, "that antiwpa thingy" has provided me with many many years of non-complaining, non-combustible, and reliably stellar service - thnx to you guys, that is)

    thnx again
     
  4. tnx

    tnx MDL Expert

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    Yep flashing the BIOS does come with a certain amount of risk but if done to the letter all should be ok.

    At first when I started I will admit to bricking a couple of boards. Now the more modern boards seem easier to do.

    It feels a whole lot nicer to mod the BIOS and make OEM install images. You know exactly what is happening and know nothing is happening in the background.

    Win 7 is better than Vista any way.

    Are you doing brand new fresh installs and not trying to update within Windows somehow.
     
  5. tnx

    tnx MDL Expert

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    Just had a quick look at your board and it mentions having a dual BIOS.

    I would read up a bit more but feel this is, if BIOS #1 fecks up BIOS #2 kicks in and flashes BIOS #1 back into a working state.

    So this is like a fail safe.
     
  6. sebus

    sebus MDL Guru

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    STOP using either of these OS's all together...