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Solved dual boot windows vista on a pre-installed windows 8.1


enus234

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#1
can I dual boot windows vista on a pre-installed windows 8.1

Samsung notebook model: NP300E5C-A08SA
 

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KYHI

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#2
yes you can, as long as it is on it's own partition or disk
 

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enus234

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#3
I need to switch OS Mode selection to CSM and UEFI Mode right?
is there is any need to change the BIOS configuration ?
 

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#4
your questions suggest windows 8.1 to be UEFI and GPT

looks like vista will need to be installed on disk
 

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enus234

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#5
yes my windows is 8.1 and the disk style is GPT

and I have a partition size is 40GB
 

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enus234

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#6
what do i need to do?
 

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Maltesespace

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Vista x64 supports UEFI. No need for CMS mode. Just leave the settings their default, except turn secure boot OFF. Thats all you need to touch in your UEFI firmware.

What you need to do is this:

You need:

-A Windows Vista 64-bit installation DVD with a valid product key
[DEL]-A blank USB stick.
-Download this (KYHI's Windows PE environment (boot disk), found in his signature)
-Download WinRAR[/DEL]

Seeing as you already have your partitions set up, all you need to do is prepare the USB to make it bootable and extract KYHI's ISO to it.

[DEL]1. Open a Command Prompt window as an administrator. (Win+X, "Command Prompt,(Admin")
2. Run the following commands

diskpart
list disk
select disk [x] (x being the number of the disk that is your USB, the list disk command gives you the size of each disk in MB, you will tell which one is the USB by the size, my 8GB one is 7648mb.)
clean
create partition primary
select partition 1
format fs=fat32 quick
active
exit

Now close the CMD window and navigate to where you downloaded KYHI's boot disk
Right click ---> Extract files
Select "Removable disk" this will be your USB
CLick "OK" and it will extract the files to the USB[/DEL]

Now, put your Vista disk in the drive (keep the USB connected), [DEL]reboot and access the boot menu (generally if you press "Esc" on bootup it will give you the hotkey to access the boot selection)
Boot from the USB stick

It will boot into the PE environment.
[/DEL]

Instead of doing all that, just download WinNT setup from KYHI's post just below mine
Now open WinNT Setup 3.5, and open with it Vista's install.wim found on the Vista disk\sources\install.wim

Check any modifications/customisations you wish, but make sure you check the "Find existing Windows and add to the boot entry" then click "Start"
WHen it is done it will tell you, then remove the vista disk, and restart your computer
You should be presented with 2 options at boot
"Windows Vista" and "Windows 8.1"
Select Vista to enter the System OOBE. (User account setup etc, and install drivers.)


No idea why you would want to dual boot an OS from 9 years ago that is also the worst OS MS ever made, but there you have it ;)

The same tutorial can be used to dual boot Win7 if desired.
 
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Maltesespace

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#8
If you are still stuck, when I get home later I will do a video/screenshots on how to do it as I am going to do it with Win7. But its the same purpose.
 

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KYHI

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#9
here is the windows standalone version > no need for PE
 

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Maltesespace

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Ah. Yes i had wondered if youcould just do it from within windows. I'll edit my post in a bit :)
 

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KYHI

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#11
uploaded the complete package above

We seem to work Good together..

Ask and you may just receive.. LOL
 

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enus234

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#12
why USB is important ? I just need a windows vista dvd and install vista on E partition and BOOOOOM there you have it dual boot

I chose windows vista because it reminds me of my grandfather I remember when im 9 yrs old NNNNNNNNNNN KASPERSKY ERROR SOUUUUND
 

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KYHI

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#13
I just need a windows vista dvd and install vista on E partition and BOOOOOM there you have it dual boot
so you got it all set? vista on the 40GB partition and the option to boot either OS??
 

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enus234

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#14
no I didn't start yet im asking if the usb is important part of doal booting?
 

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Maltesespace

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#15
uploaded the complete package above

We seem to work Good together..

Ask and you may just receive.. LOL
Agreed... :) Cheers

enus - I edited my post from before, instead of doing the bit with the USB you can just run WinNT setup within your current 8.1 OS to automatically apply the Vista OS to the 2nd partition. Hope that helps.
 

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    Hard Drives
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enus234

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#16
WinNT Setup x64

select location of boot drive ( default Z: )

what does that mean?

Mount installation drive letter as ( C: ) . . . ???

I have a windows 7 iso pre-activated with all editions x64 - x86
 

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KYHI

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#17
WinNTsetup x64 is what you should use if your HostOS is 64 bit
WinNT finds your default boot partition and assigns a drive letter z - you will have 3 green checks (either gpt or mbr)

if you check Pre-assign drive letter - you can tell it what drive letter (A B C D ) to assign "Mount installation drive as "
if you do not check pre-assign drive letter - windows will assign the drive letter for you

select your wim or (right click) to select iso
boot drive should have 3 Green
select installation location Partition Drive
 

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enus234

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#18
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everything is ready ?
 

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KYHI

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#19
SETUP = Huston we have ignition..
 

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#20
ummm what?

now I have to turn off secure boot and set to UEFI and im ready?
 

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    SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD. NP300E5C-A08SA (CPU Socket - U3E1)
    Memory
    2.00GB Single-Channel DDR3 @ 665MHz
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    Generic PnP Monitor ([email protected])
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