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Beginners Guide to Installing Windows Vista

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  1. Nyte New Member

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    The folks over at Tech ARP have written up a beginners guide to installing the Windows Vista OS.

    The process is quite similar to Windows XP installations with only minor additions in the look and feel.

    What's interesting though, is that the installation process does not require the user to enter in a registration key. In fact, they can choose any Windows Vista version they want to install. A piracy plan waiting to happen (Or a piracy plan that's already happened...)?

    Source: Tech ARP
     
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    we need a guide for uninstalling it, I killed my boot sector by doing that one improperly :p
     
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    Whoa, details details please :)
     
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    does anyone know how to dual boot with vista and XP?
     
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    When I did it with the Beta it worked fine by itself, I didn't have to change anything I don't think, it picked up the other version of Windows and added it to the boot list.
     
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    I think there was a requirement that vista would go for the first partition, no? I might be mistaking, thought.
     
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    No, it will use whatever you tell it too. I have 80GB that I chopped off my drives and it is installed on that.


    All you need to do is go into disk management in WinXP, delete the partition it resides on, boot back up to the recovery console an run FIXMBR.
     
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    when is it out in stores? the Vista OS ?
     
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    I'll wait to get my hands on a Pro Corporate whatever they will call it disc/key...
    *hence what ever one doesn't require me to activate*

    Law says you have to own a legal copy, doesn't say that has to be the copy you have installed :)
     
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    the guide was great, but what was with the thing about the cheerleader?


    chris
     

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