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Dual boot XP and Vista on USB Hardrive.


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aznjockboiX

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Alright guys I'm going to see if geeks to go can help me with this problem.


I'm running a Toshiba laptop with Vista Premium. I would like to install XP Pro (I have the CD) to my external hard drive and dual boot between Vista that is installed on the laptop and XP which is (or will be, hopefully) on the external USB hard drive. I have googled this problem but answers seem to vary between if this is possible or not. I do not wish to dual boot because last time I tried to partition I lost critical system files and had to reinstall using the recovery CD Toshiba gave me.



Any ideas?
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michaltk

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did you see that?
http://www.911cd.net...o...181&st=228#
i guess it works
btw, check this page out
http://www.911cd.net...hp?showforum=37

Edited by michaltk, 25 September 2007 - 11:25 PM.

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Wow thank you so much. I had lost hope of using XP (:
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no problem dude :) have fun!
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Sorry for bothering you again but have you tried this process? Because I'm having trouble with the first process already lol.


1.) First you have to test, whether your computer can do USB boot at all.
Set all Bios entries for USB as enabled.
Copy the 3 files ntdetect.com, ntldr, boot.ini to your USB device from which you want to
boot. The content of the boot.ini should be


Where do I find ntdectect.com, ntldr, boot.ini? Do I download them or something?
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yeah you can download it or copy from windows cd...
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Okay from the windows CD. Makes sense, thanks.
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