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Old 04-19-2007, 09:15 PM   #1
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I have a computer that has vista but Ill like to have xp on it two.
But when I put xp on my pc I canít see the vista no more.
I know in xp you can fix this by the .ini but how can I fix it now.
I need to have the two. Is there a easy way to do this.
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Old 04-19-2007, 09:34 PM   #2
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partitions.
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Old 04-19-2007, 09:56 PM   #3
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I got it partitions. My xp is working but and I can see my vista drive but ill like to know how I can fix the boot so I can go to vista or xp. I have vista on c and d is xp. Ill like to know how to fix the boot up
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Old 04-19-2007, 11:32 PM   #4
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is there a fast why to fix this.
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Old 04-19-2007, 11:41 PM   #5
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i think you'll need to modify the boot.ini in vista to make it work. Not entirely sure though.
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Old 04-19-2007, 11:53 PM   #6
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But when I put xp in my computer I canít get back to vista.
Can I modify it in xp to get vista to show up.
The thing is that I donít know what to add in the boot.ini
To get vista to show up? Do you know? Or do you know of a program that can do it for me?
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Old 04-20-2007, 04:33 AM   #7
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Default Re: Dual Boot vista then xp

You should always install the oldest OS first, so XP then Vista (this is what MS recommends). You might wanna look here for info on doing it the other way. http://apcmag.com/5485/dualbooting_vista_and_xp
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Old 04-20-2007, 11:22 AM   #8
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I know it best to put the oldest OS 1st. but this is a new computer and it come with vista and I have all my files on it. so I don’t what to delete all the files. All I what to do is add xp.
I can get xp to work and all but I don’t know how to fix the boot so I can get back to vista when I like. Thank
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thanks raffaz ill try this out.
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