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Im bout to run dual boot.. i already have Vista installed and want to make sure that this install doesn't get screwed when I try to add XP


Im just adding XP because I want something to bench on... but heres the thing... I am installing both OS's on different drives so.. if I plug both at the same time, does it give me the option to choose? or what will happen?
    
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It should give you the option. Just set the XP drive as the first to boot, and that will give you the option to choose
    
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It should give you the option, but if it doesnt, just put in the vista disc, and repair the install, then once in there, you can add the option for XP using EasyBCD. It's fairly easy. I can help you out if you turn out to have problems. Go for it .
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I have mines on separate partitions, and it always prompts me to choose the OS I want to boot into. I suppose it's the same with different drives, as it finds multiple OS's during boot-up.
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yeah what everyone else said
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alright well theres 50 minutes left for my backup to finish.. ill get to installing XP then

btw if I have 8GB of RAM and a 786MB video card... how much memory can I use in XP_32?.... Im not gonna use 64bit cuz I could have use for the "older" one incase something didn't work right
    
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max of 3.5 or so. same as 32 bit vista i believe
    
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I just set up dual boot yeasterday, but I had XP installed first. They are on to different drives, and the Vista is on a different partition than the rest of the drive.

Shame to be using 32 bit if you have 8GB of memory is it not? Gogo 64!
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post #9 of 12
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I want 32bit for compatibility uses

IE: lot of utilities dont work in 64bit mode yet like NiBiTor.....
    
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post #10 of 12
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Originally Posted by XFreeRollerX View Post
alright well theres 50 minutes left for my backup to finish.. ill get to installing XP then

btw if I have 8GB of RAM and a 786MB video card... how much memory can I use in XP_32?.... Im not gonna use 64bit cuz I could have use for the "older" one incase something didn't work right
You're probably gonna see about 3.2GB of ram once it's finished installing.
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