Want to multi boot, XP, Vista, Win7, Windows 8, and Unbantu 12.
Currently have win7 on an SSD. (I've had Windows 8 DP, CP, RP install for testing but now have wiped that drive.)
I have an empty 300GB drive I want to install all those OS on. I think the correct order of installs would be:
XP - updating to SP3 x86
Vista - updating SP2 x64
Win7 - updating SP1 x64
Use EasyBCD2.0 to build a boot loader menu with WIn7 as default
Boot through grub to get back to WIn7
Update EasyBCD boot loader menu with WIn7 as default and add Linux menu item
Windows 8 RP x64
Boot back to win7 somehow from Windows 8
Update EasyBCD boot loader menu with WIn7 as default, and Windows 8 menu item.
I'm sure I'm missing some small but important steps. I want to use win7 as default so there is not reboot to get to other OS's as when Windows 8 is the default. Also not sure if I need to remove the boot flag for XP if i'm loading Vista right after. Of coarse, I have OS backup images, and data backup on other Data/backup drives.
Can several of you out there give this a once over and post some pointers to make this go fairly smooth?