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Old 01-11-2008, 07:15 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default How Do I Install 2 OS's?

I have a new laptop that has Vista Home Premium on it. I just bought Windows XP Pro w/ SP2. I want to install it so I can choose which OS to run for various different reasons. I have never had to do anything like this before. I *think* I remember hearing about Vista having a user friendly way of setting this up, but I have no idea.

Any help would be great. Thanx
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Old 01-11-2008, 07:25 PM   #2 (permalink)
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First this disable any pagefile and defragment the partition vista is using.
Well since u have vista already installed, u have to use the xp disc way. XP should be able to pick up vista automatically.

Go into bios, change the first bootup device from harddrive to cd drive if its not already. insert the cd, and it will say to boot up from cd press enter, from there it loads items into ram, once thats complete it will automatically detect any harddrives and partitions. You will need to resize the partition more than likely, make sure to leave some space non partition, Choose fat32 if your going to place it into in a partition under 32 gb, if 33 or over go with ntfs.

after that install xp the way u normally would and when you restart ur pc it should go to a directory with a list of operating systems xp found during the installation. You can get alot more info if ur google it!
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Old 01-11-2008, 07:35 PM   #3 (permalink)
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That was almost spanish to me, lol
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Old 01-11-2008, 08:11 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Installing XP After Vista - EasyBCD - NeoSmart Technologies Wiki

Vista XP Dual Boot - Understand the basics - The NeoSmart Forums

The definitive dual-booting guide: Linux, Vista and XP step-by-step | APC Magazine

There you go all the reading material you need to accomplish this task.
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Thanx those step by step websites look more my speed
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