Dual Booting of Windows® 7 with Windows® Vista®
Windows 7 works very quickly so that you are able to do your work effectively. This operating system functions with many applications and devices so as to provide flexibility to work. Windows 7 searches files, folders, applications within seconds. Windows 7 comprises all similar type of documents into libraries even if the files are saved in separate folder which in turn would help you to find then quickly. Windows 7 help you to share the documents, devices and printers across many computers. Windows 7 would also allow you to set automatic backup which would help you to save the data on the local drive.
The following explains about dual booting of Windows 7 with Windows Vista and the role of BOOT.INI files:
- System Requirements
- Tips to be Considered
- Role of BOOT.INI File
With dual booting you will have two operating systems installed. Then when you turn on your system you would have to choose the operating system which you would like to start. But your system must have certain minimum requirements. The processor in your system must be either 32 bit or 64 bit which operates at 1GHz. Windows 7 must have a minimum memory of 2GB and Windows Vista needs to have 512MB of RAM.
Tips to be Considered
You must have a hard disk in the system which has a separate partition for each operating system which you want to install. You would have to reformat your hard disk if the single disk does not have multiple partitions. You could also install a supplementary hard drive in your system. Then the hard drive partition must be formatted with the NTFS file system. Then while installing the operating system you must install the newest versions so as to avoid the configuration problems of boot managers.
Your Windows root directory consists of handful of files. Along with NTLDR and other types of NT file systems you could find the BOOT.INI file. The BOOT.INI file is usually used to make the operating system boot selector menu. These files are very important and if you try to remove it then you would not be able to boot up your system. However you could easily make changes to the BOOT.INI files so that the menu would show the operating system which you want to boot up.
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