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Old 12-10-2008, 06:01 PM   #1
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Default Dual booting with Vista...

So I just got a new laptop and I have a few questions. I tried to run a few of my old programs (ones that I used on my XP desktop) but they won't run with Vista, which leads me to a few questions:

1: Do I need more than one HDD in order to have two OS'

2: If not, can I install XP on the same computer?

3: If yes, is there a tutorial/walkthrough/person who knows how?
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Default Re: Dual booting with Vista...

1. No

2.Yes

3.Clicky.
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Default Re: Dual booting with Vista...

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1. No

2.Yes

3.Clicky.
very nicely done!
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Old 12-11-2008, 10:02 PM   #4
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Default Re: Dual booting with Vista...

Unfortunately, I keep getting the Blue Screen of Death when I try booting from the XP disk...

x___x"
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Unfortunately, I keep getting the Blue Screen of Death when I try booting from the XP disk...

x___x"
booting the xp disk? are you trying to re-install the OS? i assume you are. If you can't even boot with your cd, it looks like you may be having hardware problems. thats what could be giving you the "Blue Screens"
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Old 12-14-2008, 02:28 PM   #6
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Default Re: Dual booting with Vista...

I've partitioned the hard drive, allowed it to be a duplicate boot volume but when I boot the XP disk to install it on the open partition, I get a blue screen. I don't know if that can be fixed or if it's just a manufacturer's insurance policy*...

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Default Re: Dual booting with Vista...

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Hopefully you used Vista's built-in partition manager to partition the drive. Once you've done that, just install XP on the new partition, boot into XP, and use EasyBCD to edit Vista's BCD entries to add Vista AND XP for flawless booting.
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Hopefully you used Vista's built-in partition manager to partition the drive. Once you've done that, just install XP on the new partition, boot into XP, and use EasyBCD to edit Vista's BCD entries to add Vista AND XP for flawless booting.
This is where i get the blue screen. And yes, I am using the built in Partition manager...
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Default Re: Dual booting with Vista...

Try installing XP then Vista?
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Default Re: Dual booting with Vista...

I would, but I dont have the vista disk. Unfortunately when I bought it, the Acer didn't come with some much even a recovery disk... -___-"
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