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dual boot windows vista on a pre-installed windows 8.1

  1. #61


    Posts : 83
    Windows 8.1 with windows 7


    when I installed windows 7 on E partition and booted to it it saied directly " Updating registry settings " when it restarted it said " Starting windows " and it got stuck

    it the end I have formatted the E partition I will try to install a normal windows 7 ISO

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  2. #62


    Posts : 83
    Windows 8.1 with windows 7


    i will install windows vista 32 bit do I need to switch OS mode to CSM and UEFI mode?
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  3. #63


    Posts : 120
    Windows 10 Pro x64


    Quote Originally Posted by enus234 View Post
    i will install windows vista 32 bit do I need to switch OS mode to CSM and UEFI mode?
    Why would you install Vista 32 bit? Install Windows 7 x64, using the way I described in my last post. To summarise it, you need to do the following:

    -Insert your Windows DVD into the drive
    -Reboot your laptop from Windows 8.1
    -Boot into the UEFI firmware settings
    -Enable "Legacy Option Rom" or "Compatibility Support Mode / CSM".
    -Save and exit setup and reboot your PC, booting the Windows 7 DVD
    -Install windows to "partition e"
    -When you get to the initial WIndows desktop, install your drivers for your computer, then do a reboot and go back into the setup and disable Legacy oprom/CSM

    That is about as clear as I can make it. I have solved this issue on my machine and replicated it with 3 different install methods. Try giving it a go. If need be I would be happy to help out over Teamviewer (you would need a different PC to use Teamviewer video chat while we work on the one you are trying to dual boot)
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  4. #64


    Posts : 83
    Windows 8.1 with windows 7


    i don't have a DVD I only use ISOs

    I will let you know what happens when I install vista 64bit ( I know its 64bit )
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  5. #65


    Posts : 83
    Windows 8.1 with windows 7


    can you give me a windows vista ultimate product key
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  6. #66


    Posts : 83
    Windows 8.1 with windows 7


    okay then when I installed win vista 64bit I booted it goes black I tried to change OS mode to CSM and UEFI and it showed BSOD screen saying

    ***: Stop : 000x000000e (00000000. . . .) ***
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  7. #67


    Posts : 120
    Windows 10 Pro x64


    Did you change to CSM before or after you installed? I would say you have to do it before you do anything. If you don't have DVDs, then just boot from a USB, its the same thing.

    We do not offer product keys on these forums and only advocate using legitimate licenses for software. Thats about all I have to say on that.
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  8. #68


    Posts : 83
    Windows 8.1 with windows 7


    I don't even have USB

    if I turned to CSM Mode it will shutdown and restart in order to fully enable CSM mode
    and then it will say " all boot option are tried . press <F4> to boot to recovery "

    BUT wait !!! did you see that shiny thing?

    yeah its Windows XP Professional SP3 PRE-activated and tested !!!!!!
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  9. #69


    Posts : 83
    Windows 8.1 with windows 7


    when I install windows vista using winNT it says after Reboot the sysprep phase will begin

    what does that mean
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  10. #70


    Posts : 120
    Windows 10 Pro x64


    Quote Originally Posted by enus234 View Post
    when I install windows vista using winNT it says after Reboot the sysprep phase will begin

    what does that mean
    That just means the OOBE phase, where you set your username and password, Windows update settings etc before you boot to the desktop for the first time.
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