Details of dual booting Windows® Vista with Windows® 7 and solving issues that may occur
What are the common problems that may arise while dual booting Windows Vista with Windows 7? How can these problems be solved?
Dual booting helps to switch between Operating Systems. In order to create dual boot, first you need to partition the hard drive because a new partition is required for the installation of an Operating System. For that, open Disk Management from Control Panel, and select the drive that you want to install Windows 7 in. After that, insert Windows 7 installation disc and restart your computer. It will automatically start the installation wizard on startup. In Windows Vista there are built-in tools to modify your hard drive partitions. There are also certain problems while dual booting. When you partition the hard drive it can cause the loss of data residing on the hard disk. With help of dual boot, you can use two different Operating Systems.
Here are the common problems and while dual booting Windows Vista with Windows 7 and tips to fix the issues:
- Corrupt partition
- Problem with Bootloader
- Ways to fix the problem
When you shrink the current partition, the process shuts down. This is because of a corrupt partition. The partition gets corrupt due to several reasons. If the system is infected with malicious programs such as viruses, it will cause the system files to get corrupt. Improper installation of hardware will also result in a corrupt partition. In order to resolve this issue, you can again create the partition and properly reinstall the Operating System.
Problem with Bootloader
If you install Windows Vista after Windows 7, then it will overwrite Windows 7 Bootloader, and you may not be able to boot Windows 7. If you install the earlier version of the Operating system in dual boot processing, it may not support the Operating System to boot. A corrupt boot loader is a common problem when you install a computer with both Windows Vista and Windows 7.
Before creating a partition for Windows 7, you need to backup the data on the partition. The corrupt boot loader problem can be solved by using the software which helps to reinstall Bootloader. You are able to reuse Windows 7 Bootloader to get in, and can re-create the entry for Windows Vista.
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