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XP gets installed first, then Vista for dual booting. What happens when XP gets bloated and you want to reformat and re-install XP? If you reformat the XP partition/hard drive what happens to dual booting? Wouldn't that mess up the boot loader? I'd like to do it without messing up a recent Vista install.
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So you have vista installed and want to install XP. Backup your data and give the option 1 of this guide a try. Step 8 to 16.

http://www.overclock.net/windows/234...-vista-xp.html
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Instead of reading a great guide, a simple fix would be to download a program called vistabootpro and it will reinstall the vista bootloader for you. problem fixed.
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