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Dual booting XP and Vista, (XP installed first)

post #1 of 5
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Hi all,

I want to dual boot XP and vista either on the same hard drive or separate, I just don't know which is easier as I cant find anything on how to dual boot with separate hard drives. I currently have XP installed but want to upgrade to vista for now to try it while I save for a new motherboard that supports windows 7. I have a 250gb hard drive with XP installed on it at the moment, (obviously my primary drive), and a 320gb drive as my secondary, with two partitions. First partition is 270gb and second partition is 28gb. Will I need to format either of my hard drives to install vista?

Thanks Yuilly,
post #2 of 5
Please PLEASE trust me when I say that Vista is not worth even the time it took you to post this. Enjoy XP until you upgrade to Windows 7.

Not only is it crap, but I can't think of any benefit to upgrading.
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post #3 of 5
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Id still like to give it a shot and see what I think. Thats why i wanna dual boot so if it sucks i can just use xp
post #4 of 5
Hi,
I don't know why you want to try vista, it's really bad (consume much more resources than 7).
Anyway, until I remember you need to create/reserve some space in XP for Vista, and then install Vista.
Check the following link: Dual boot XP and Vista

Hope this help!
Regards.
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Ok thanks! ill give it a shot
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