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WINDOWS VISTA PARTITIONING A 2ND VOLUME W/MINITOOL PARTITION

Oct 4, 2017 10:02AM PDT

Hi, did anybody hear about this partition software:MINITOOL PARTITION? I used this freeware to partition my Toshiba Satellite laptop which has only 160 GB HD , 3gb memory and WIN Vista OS. I want to boot from a secondary volume where I copied all the info from the 1st volume. I copied it in the 2nd volume where I downloaded also a Windows 7 .iso package so I can upgrade the Vista. My problem is that when I use control panel Administrator Tools with System Configuration, I cannot change the boot volume from the 1st with Vista to the 2nd to make it the default one. CAN SOMEBODY HELP ME ?

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Oct 4, 2017 1:11PM PDT

All I need to know is how to get into BIOS so I can change the bootable volume because I created 2 bootable volumes. Nevermind that you didn't find it useful. Can you just answer this question? Thank you!!!

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I never found that useful for what you asked.
Oct 4, 2017 10:48AM PDT

I'm going to write what you are attempting is unsupportable. But changing which OS to boot is usually done with a boot manager. HOWEVER you can't "copy" an OS from drive to drive. Too many reasons why to cover here.

To put an OS on another partition is done by installing it there.

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Can you guide me how to get into the BIOS command?
Oct 4, 2017 1:18PM PDT

Because I am an Apple user I don't know too much about Windows, but I can handle light technical problems. So can you guide me how to get into the BIOS? Where is it in the Vista system ? Do I have to go into MS DOS mode?

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Unlike the Apple.
Oct 4, 2017 1:45PM PDT
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Re: boot volume
Oct 4, 2017 10:25AM PDT

Changing the boot volume is done in the BIOS.
For multi-boot if on different disks the easiest is to use the function key that enters a real time choice between devices when you boot (it's F11 on my MSI motherboard), but also it's possible to always boot from the default one, but with a 5 or 10 or whatever option to continue on the other one if you use a boot manager like grub on the default one.

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