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Old 06-13-2007, 01:07 AM   #1
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Default Sticky? Dual Boot Vista and XP

hey mods, make this a sticky or not, your choice, just thought this would help seeing as though we get a lot of these questions

below are two awesome guides that i used to dual boot vista and xp

if you have xp already installed use this one
http://apcmag.com/5023/dual_booting_xp_with_vista

if you have vista already installed use this one
http://apcmag.com/5485/dualbooting_vista_and_xp

if you dont have either, start with vista, its easier that way
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Default Re: Sticky? Dual Boot Vista and XP

Dont agree with your last comment, i personally think its easier to start with XP. Thats also the way MS recommends.
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mods, don't sticky, but add to this thread
http://www.computerforums.org/showthread.php?t=40515
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Default Re: Sticky? Dual Boot Vista and XP

Definitely not worth a sticky, but I agree with mammi.

Personally, I started with XP, and it worked great. At bootup, I get a choice between Vista or "Older Microsoft Operating System" or something along those lines. No setup done at all, I just installed Vista and it worked right away.
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mods, don't sticky, but add to this thread
http://www.computerforums.org/showthread.php?t=40515
It's been done. I took out the part bout if No OS is installed to start with vista first because that is pure oppinion, and there already seemed to be some disagreement about it.
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Default Re: Sticky? Dual Boot Vista and XP

You might also want to add that if the edition is Vista Ultimate or Vista Enterprise, in order to shrink the partition you have to turn bitlocker off.
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You might also want to add that if the edition is Vista Ultimate or Vista Enterprise, in order to shrink the partition you have to turn bitlocker off.
Exactly what i mentioned in another post.
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Default Re: Sticky? Dual Boot Vista and XP

Exactly where I took the idea from.

That reminds me,
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Default Re: Sticky? Dual Boot Vista and XP

I cant imagine anyone having a problem with this, all you do is make a partition big enough for vista... and install vista on that partition and viola you get a boot loader asking for vista or an earlier version of windows.
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Default Re: Sticky? Dual Boot Vista and XP

well plenty of people ask it, nevermind it though
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