take that software and get your money back.
backup your files. keep you vista discs around. delete everything. install xp first. at the xp setup screen create 3 new partitions. 1 for xp, 1 for vista and one for your documents.
install xp. go to driverpack.net and get the rest of your drivers. you can unzip them and burn them to disc then install through device manager or follow this method
Originally Posted by EricB
here's how you update you xp cd to have almost all drivers. you need the driver packs and the driver base software. here are the links
DriverPacks.net > DriverPacks > Intro
DriverPacks.net > DriverPacks > DriverPacks BASE
download driverbase. put your downloaded driver packs files in the driver pack folder that you get when you extract driver base download with 7zip
extract driver base. put your driver zip files in the right folder.
open driver base. click the arrows to get to the next screen. notice that i have an xp folder on my desktop (I have 2 actually. I use ryanvm integrater to slipstream all of xp updates into the disc too). you need the files there as driver doesn't copy your xp cd files to the hdd. you have to manually do it yourself or use nlite to copy the files to the hdd
if you put the files in the right place you will see the drivers on this screen. just follow the steps leaving the default options. you can change them if you understand them.
when you are done use nlite to create a bootable iso file from the folder.
install vista. make both os document folder on your 3rd partition. Go to start right click my documents, click properties (you can only do it here) and select move. Move it to you second partition. This will speed up disc performance plus if you have to reformat, you won't lose your data.