Have Vista Ultimate on 1 drive, installed Windows 7 Ultimate on another drive,how do I make it a dual boot, where I get choice at startup which system I want to log onto?

Can someone give me some easy to understand help with this problem, also, I can only see 4 of the 5 HD's I have installed. The one that does not show is not a drive with a system on it.
 

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Last updated March 20, 2018 Views 484 Applies to:
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Hi Madrad1,

Thanks for posting. Please try the following.

1. Insert and boot to your Vista disk.
2. Under install now, you should see "Repair my computer"
3. Select startup repair.
4. This will break the Windows 7 boot.
5. After this has completed, boot to Vista.
6. Once Vista has booted shut it down.
7. Now insert and boot to your Windows 7 DVD.
8. Do startup repair as listed above.
9. No see if you can successfully boot to both OS.

Also, there are third party applications like the one mentioned above that will possibly make this process easier. If you would like to use one of those programs feel free. If you have questions about how they operate you would need to contact the manufacturer.

Hope this helps!
Shawn - Support Engineer - MCP, MCDST
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Thanks for the help. I now use F8 on boot and pick which drive/system I want to start.
THANKS again.

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