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Old 12-11-2007, 12:53 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I am going to install vista ultimate later on, but I have a question ? I will leave XP on my 120gig HDD and I will put vista UL on my new 80gig HDD, my question is, since both of these OS have their own HDD and domain they shouldn't fight each other over space and stupid stuff right ? also I don't mind which OS boots up first as long as they can't corrupt each other.... I had a trial of vista UL from microsoft earlier this spring when I got my new custom pc built I tried it out and it was good, but the D*** thing kept eating up space on my HDD and other HDD's as well destroying anything in its path has this problem been able to get fixed by MS ? thats only thing stopping me at the moment on putting my new OS on my PC.

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

you can do numerous searches on the subject...this I saved way back before buying and using just Vista exclusively, no d-booting. Make sure to note which way you're facing, ie., which you have first if you don't intend to do clean wipes prior.

And by all means, do a new search, like this

http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/Win...749fe1033.mspx

Live Search: microsoft.com dual boot xp and vista
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You cannot start Windows XP after you install Windows Vista in a dual-boot configuration together with Windows XP
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I am going to install vista ultimate later on, but I have a question ? I will leave XP on my 120gig HDD and I will put vista UL on my new 80gig HDD, my question is, since both of these OS have their own HDD and domain they shouldn't fight each other over space and stupid stuff right ? also I don't mind which OS boots up first as long as they can't corrupt each other.... I had a trial of vista UL from microsoft earlier this spring when I got my new custom pc built I tried it out and it was good, but the D*** thing kept eating up space on my HDD and other HDD's as well destroying anything in its path has this problem been able to get fixed by MS ? thats only thing stopping me at the moment on putting my new OS on my PC.

Thanks for any help.
I have Vista/Ubuntu dual boot on one drive, and then XP on its own drive, and I don't have a problem at all. Just gotta select which drive I want to boot first, and then boot into the OS. Works fine for me =).
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