Windows 10: Multi boot system question....adding Vista

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  1. Posts : 13,744
    Windows 10 Pro
       23 Jul 2017 #11

    Should work simply by applying Vista image. Create and format partition in Disk Manager, when done enter the following command in an elevated command prompt to apply image:

    dism /Apply-Image /ImageFile:Z:\Sources\install.wim /index:1 /ApplyDir:W:\

    • /Z:\Sources\install.wim = Path to Vista install.wim file
    • /ApplyDir:W:\ = Partition where Vista will be installed (image applied)

    Now just add W:\Windows to boot menu.

    Kari
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  2. Posts : 13,744
    Windows 10 Pro
       24 Jul 2017 #12

    Kari said: View Post
    Should work simply by applying Vista image.
    I've tested this today with various scenarios. Based on my tests, it works without issues on BIOS / MBR systems but if the computer is UEFI / GPT, Vista is not bootable even when image is applied to an additional MBR initialized disk.

    Short: applying Vista image as told works on BIOS based machines with MBR formatted disks. It does not work on UEFI based machines.
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  3.    24 Jul 2017 #13

    Yes I have tried several scenarios since your reply last evening. Does not work for me. Maybe adding another drive and installing Vista with all other drives un plugged? Except I cannot easily disconnect the M.2 drive.
    Maybe just a pipe dream! LOL
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  4.    24 Jul 2017 #14

    For UEFI you need to install Vista (x64) with SP1 (or 2) already included in your image.
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  5. Posts : 13,744
    Windows 10 Pro
       24 Jul 2017 #15

    lx07 said: View Post
    For UEFI you need to install Vista (x64) with SP1 (or 2) already included in your image.
    I used Vista SP 2 ISO multi edition in my tests. Applying image with DISM on a BIOS based machine with MBR formatting, it works like a piece of cake. Could not get it working on UEFI based machine, not even when installing on an additional MBR initialized disk.
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  6. Posts : 11,675
    Windows 10 Pro X64
       25 Jul 2017 #16

    It can work, secure boot must be turned off
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  7. Posts : 13,744
    Windows 10 Pro
       25 Jul 2017 #17

    Dude said: View Post
    It can work, secure boot must be turned off
    I didn't get it working on UEFI / GPT system even with Secure Boot turned off.
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  • Posts : 11,675
    Windows 10 Pro X64
       25 Jul 2017 #18

    Kari said: View Post
    I didn't get it working on UEFI / GPT system even with Secure Boot turned off.
    Well darn, I figured that is what the problem was
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  • Posts : 13,744
    Windows 10 Pro
       25 Jul 2017 #19

    Dude said: View Post
    Well darn, I figured that is what the problem was
    I thought that, too, tried then on both Hyper-V 2nd gen VM and a laptop with UEFI / GPT, disabling secure boot. Nothing. VMs showing just black screen, laptop going directly to recovery mode when Vista was selected from boot menu.

    On BIOS / MBR machines as well as 1st gen VMs, no issues. Works like a charm.
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  • Posts : 11,675
    Windows 10 Pro X64
       25 Jul 2017 #20

    Kari said: View Post
    I thought that, too, tried then on both Hyper-V 2nd gen VM and a laptop with UEFI / GPT, disabling secure boot. Nothing. VMs showing just black screen, laptop going directly to recovery mode when Vista was selected from boot menu.

    On BIOS / MBR machines as well as 1st gen VMs, no issues. Works like a charm.
    Okay, thanks for testing it Kari
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