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Old 09-23-2008, 02:44 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Dual boot XP x64 and Vista Home Premium 64bit?

I am about to do this build for a customer and just wanted to check and see if there were any things I should watch out for, any certain process I should follow when doing the installs, anything out of the ordinary.

I have heard that you should install XP first, then Vista. Also, it will be on one hard drive, so i'll obviously need to partition the drive first. Does XP install disc have a built in partition utility that I can use to make 2 partitions and install XP to one, then once that is installed, I can install Vista to the other?

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Default Re: Dual boot XP x64 and Vista Home Premium 64bit?

XP does have a partitioning utility. Just make the partitions as large as you want then install XP on one. Then install Vista on the other. Generally I wouldn't make the partitions identical in size, because i've made the mistake of installing the new OS over the old one (b/c the partitioning screen doesn't say what is on the partition).

It should be done on one hard drive, and the older OS should be installed first.

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How to dual boot Vista and XP (with Vista installed first) -- the step-by-step guide with screenshots

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Or if you prefer XP to be installed first:
How to dual-boot Vista with XP (with XP installed first) - step-by-step guide with screenshots
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