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Old 11-19-09, 07:31 PM
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Need major help please with Vista and Windows 7 as a dual boot.

I am running Vista Home Premium and Windows 7 Ultimiate as a dual boot. My problem now is that when i activate Windows 7, it deactivate Vista, and when I activate Vista, it deactivates Windows 7.
Is there anyone who can help please.
Old 11-19-09, 07:34 PM
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Re: Need major help please with Vista and Windows 7 as a dual boot.

not sure that I can help, but I have to ask...
Why run Vista and Windows 7?
Is there anything Vista does for you that 7 doesn't?
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Re: Need major help please with Vista and Windows 7 as a dual boot.

Is the version of Windows 7 Ultimate the upgrade version or the full version? Because the deactivation you're experiencing is what I would expect to happen if it's the upgrade version.
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Re: Need major help please with Vista and Windows 7 as a dual boot.

Originally Posted by cloudnin View Post
Is the version of Windows 7 Ultimate the upgrade version or the full version? Because the deactivation you're experiencing is what I would expect to happen if it's the upgrade version.
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Old 11-19-09, 09:15 PM
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Re: Need major help please with Vista and Windows 7 as a dual boot.

Originally Posted by cloudnin View Post
Is the version of Windows 7 Ultimate the upgrade version or the full version? Because the deactivation you're experiencing is what I would expect to happen if it's the upgrade version.
I'm not sure this is right. I have a tri-boot system with Windows 7 Home and Vista Home Premium. I've had the same basic setup since the first RC with no issues. When 7 was released, I deleted the RC partition installed a fresh Vista and upgraded the primary Vista partition to 7.

To anyone wondering why I have both:
1)Vista's advanced search is easier to use.
2)I like having a test OS for new programs
3)I have more hard drive space than I know what to do with
4)I'm a geek

OP: How did you install the operation systems?
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Re: Need major help please with Vista and Windows 7 as a dual boot.

I bought the system last year with Vista installed and i didn't want to loose everything ( i know i could haave upgraded yes and not loose anything) but i guess i just wanted both. I shrunk the 1 tera hard drive and installed Windows Ultimate as a dual boot. It is an upgrade version of Windows 7.
Is there anyway i can keep both. Any trick i can use so they would keep deactivating eachother?
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Re: Need major help please with Vista and Windows 7 as a dual boot.

get a technet subscription and get a full version of Windows from there
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Re: Need major help please with Vista and Windows 7 as a dual boot.

Originally Posted by roger_d View Post
It is an upgrade version of Windows 7.
This license means you give up your old OS, fine print sucks.

Is there anyway i can keep both.
I would yes there are ways

Any trick i can use so they would keep deactivating each other?
Nothing legal.
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Re: Need major help please with Vista and Windows 7 as a dual boot.

Originally Posted by 4KRG View Post
This license means you give up your old OS, fine print sucks.



I would yes there are ways



Nothing legal.

Thanks, well I just may just give up on Vista and do a full upgrade to Windows 7. I do like the look and its way faster than Vista in so many ways. I do appreciate all the good advise and help from everyone.
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Re: Need major help please with Vista and Windows 7 as a dual boot.

From what I have seen of 7 so far, I would dump Vista and not look back. Anything that doesn't work would be worth just finding a work around to.

I have not tried, but I bet you could install your Vista OS in a virtual machine if you really needed to still run it.

The only outstanding questions with 7 are security related. It is not old enough yet to know if there is a more serious underlying security problem. Keep the patches up to date and run a good firewall and you should be fine.
Old 11-22-09, 08:49 PM
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Re: Need major help please with Vista and Windows 7 as a dual boot.

Well i did it, Vista is gone and its all Windows 7 now. It's going great so far. Love it and not looking back, well till Windows 8 comes out. LOL
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Re: Need major help please with Vista and Windows 7 as a dual boot.

Originally Posted by al_bundy View Post
get a technet subscription and get a full version of Windows from there
Brilliant.

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