Dual Boot - Vista with XP


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mj sdgsd

Hi,

I am wondering how to repartition my hdd to add a third partition.Can XP be
installed anywhere on the hdd (in its own partition)? Do i need to use
partition magic to add this partition,so that no data needs to be erased ?

Can i install XP now that Vista is already installed?
Are there any particular things i need to select during the installation of
XP?

I havent setup dual boot with XP (and windows 98) for a long while.So any
help would be appreciated.

Thanks
 
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Gordon

mj said:
Hi,

I am wondering how to repartition my hdd to add a third partition.Can XP
be installed anywhere on the hdd (in its own partition)? Do i need to use
partition magic to add this partition,so that no data needs to be erased ?

Can i install XP now that Vista is already installed?
Are there any particular things i need to select during the installation
of XP?

I havent setup dual boot with XP (and windows 98) for a long while.So any
help would be appreciated.

Thanks

A far better scenario would be to use Virtual PC or VMWare and run XP in a
virtual disk within Vista...
 
M

mikeyhsd

you can create a partition and install XP.
however the one gotcha is that if you install XP after Vista is already installed you destroy the Vista boot loader and will need to restore it.
VistBootPro has options to restore the vista boot loader.



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Hi,

I am wondering how to repartition my hdd to add a third partition.Can XP be
installed anywhere on the hdd (in its own partition)? Do i need to use
partition magic to add this partition,so that no data needs to be erased ?

Can i install XP now that Vista is already installed?
Are there any particular things i need to select during the installation of
XP?

I havent setup dual boot with XP (and windows 98) for a long while.So any
help would be appreciated.

Thanks
 
G

Gordon

mikeyhsd said:
you can create a partition and install XP.
however the one gotcha is that if you install XP after Vista is already
installed you destroy the Vista boot loader and will need to restore it.
VistBootPro has options to restore the vista boot loader.

And AFAIK if you restore the Vista bootloader, it destroys the dual-boot
boot loader....
 
M

mikeyhsd

there are options to fix all the boot loaders in VistaBootPro.



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you can create a partition and install XP.
however the one gotcha is that if you install XP after Vista is already
installed you destroy the Vista boot loader and will need to restore it.
VistBootPro has options to restore the vista boot loader.

And AFAIK if you restore the Vista bootloader, it destroys the dual-boot
boot loader....
 
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AJR

From a previous post by "Rock":

How to use the Bootrec.exe tool in the Windows Recovery Environment to troubleshoot and repair startup issues in Windows Vista
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/927392/en-us

there are options to fix all the boot loaders in VistaBootPro.



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you can create a partition and install XP.
however the one gotcha is that if you install XP after Vista is already
installed you destroy the Vista boot loader and will need to restore it.
VistBootPro has options to restore the vista boot loader.

And AFAIK if you restore the Vista bootloader, it destroys the dual-boot
boot loader....
 
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