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Duel Boot Vista and Xp


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muaythai2

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Im currently running windows vista , but want to add xp . I have 2 250gb hard drives . Should I put both Vista and xp on the same or seperate hard drives ?

How big of a partition do I need to make for xp if I have them both on the same drive ? I plan to do a lot of my gameing on xp . Will xp share the Program files from vista , or am I going to need to make a big partition for xp ?
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The partition will only need to be large enough for XP itself with a bit of room for updates. You won't need a seperate HDD but it will need it's own partition. Backup any important files before attempting to do this.

Here is a guide: How to dual boot Vista and XP (with Vista installed first) -- the step-by-step guide
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I get this message when I try to install xp " This program is blocked due to compatibility issues " Setup cannot continue becuase the version of windows on your computer is newer than the version on the CD

When I try and install windows from the boot screen [ restart - f12 ] I get a windows has incontered errors and is closeing to prevent damage error .


If i get this working will I be able to have video/sound drivers for both Vista and Xp Installed on my pc ?

Edited by muaythai2, 05 February 2008 - 05:25 AM.

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