This isn’t a “how to get it working” post, but a “how to fix it if you suddenly can’t boot either OS.”
I’ve had Windows 7 64 bit on my home machine for about a week now. While I don’t use my home workstation as much as say, my work laptop while sitting in front of the TV, the home workstation is where I’m more likely to see issues with hardware compatibility and software issues. Here’s what I ran into and the resolutions (if any) that I’ve settled on.
It’s Geek Story Time! In preparation for upgrading my personal machine to Windows 7, decided to move my existing Windows XP partition to another hard drive, and validate its operation by doing “dual boot” with two different XP installations. This wasn’t as easy as it sounds …
For those of you who dual boot Vista for one reason or another, you might be running into issues with getting XP or Vista to boot properly, depending on your configuration. There’s a lot of information out there regarding how you get it all working properly. The key is getting Vista’s boot manager to provide [...]