Edited by Guessgirl96, 25 November 2007 - 01:00 PM.
Two OSs on one computer?
Posted 25 November 2007 - 12:53 PM
Posted 25 November 2007 - 01:50 PM
1. Right-click the shortcut for that program and choose 'properties'.
2. Click the tab labelled 'Compatibility'.
3. Tick the box against "Run this program in compatibility mode for...."
4. Click the drop-down arrow and select "Windows XP SP2".
5. Click 'OK' to save that setting.
Now double-click that shortcut to see if that program will run.
You'll need to repeat those steps for the shortcut of each program that won't run on Vista.
There are some programs where even the above steps won't make any difference, in which case you need to install XP on a separate disk or partition on the Vista PC as you suggested, but before doing so you should try and get hold of an alternative program which will work on Vista since that would avoid the need to buy a copy of XP which is now getting hard to find.
If you do wish to go with the dual boot idea, there's a tutorial here:
Posted 25 November 2007 - 04:46 PM
Posted 25 December 2007 - 11:42 PM
I red all the posts and all info with great interest, my problem is similar but different.
I have to install Windows 2000 on new Laptop which came with Vista. ( I have quite expensive program which runs only no NT and Windows 2000, don't want to spend big $$ to buy upgrade to Vista !).
I already created free partition using Vista "shrink" function, but after I put Windows 2000 installation disk in DVD I'm getting message that this CD is from older version of Windows and Setup function is
disabled. I can not proceed with Windows 2000 installations.
I will appreciate any help..
Thank you very much,
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