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MINITOOL PARTITION WIZZARD:startup from 2nd partition

Hi I have a Toshiba satellite with AMD Athlon X2 Dual core processor, 3 GB sdramthe hard disk ,160 GB HDD. I downloaded the free minitool and I partitioned the HDD in two partitions:
the first one has Windows Vista 6.0 and I loaded the second partition with the Windows 7 free upgrade so I can use this one as the primary partition. My question is How can I start up my computer from the 2nd partition labeled Windows 7, because right now I am in the 1st partition w/Windows Vista ? Where do I set my startup partition preference? Is it in Control Panel ? Thanks, I appreciate anybody's help

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That's payware so support is over at has a support system so you may be stuck with that.

Here I go native when dual booting. When I install another OS the boot manager is automagically installed and I get a boot menu. I can't guess how you installed and didn't get a boot menu.

There is a free boot editor system at that I've used but for many reasons I never support dual or more boot machines. They tend to break too often and folk refuse to backup when it does work so to fix them is way too many hours which runs up quite the bill.
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I realized my mistake when I read the title of the "windows 7 upgrade": I tried to copy the upgrade directly to an empty unformatted volume instead of copying first the same Vista OS from the 1st volume to the 2nd volume so I can upgrade after that to WIN 7. I think I didnt get a boot menu because I used MINITOOL software which takes over everything to make it easier to install separate versions on different volumes.

I will let you know if I need help with the WIN 7 installation which cannot be done with the bootable CDs I made for backup and I found out that I have to use an empty flash drive where I will have to copy the Win 7 downloaded link for the upgrade. It's so complicated with these PCs and thats why I like better to work with my iMac. Happy


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