Vista ultimate 64 and XP

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  1. garrion

    garrion Active Member

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    Im about to put on my h/d Vista 64 and i want to then put on XP.....when ive installed vista is there something on that OS that takes me through putting on XP so i can choose when i start my computer?

    many thanks
    garrion
     
  2. Karl 2

    Karl 2 Ancient Guru

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    If you already have XP installed leave it as it is and just install Vista from the bootable Vista DVD, it will install as dual-boot automatically and display a choice of OS's every time you boot. You'll have 25 seconds to decide after that time Vista will load by default.

    For this you need the full version of Vista x64, not just the upgrade (if one exists). It's preferable to install Vista on a different drive or partition than XP. For example, I have Vista Ultimate x64 on drive C and XP Pro on drive D.
     
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    Its a clean drive..so do i install vista 64 then is there instructions on installing xp?
     
  4. Passion Fruit

    Passion Fruit Ancient Guru

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    Install XP first, then vista.
     

  5. stormy

    stormy Ancient Guru

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    What he said.
     
  6. garrion

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    ok its xp first then ultimate 64

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  7. isidore

    isidore Ancient Guru

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    make sure you install xp on a primary partition and vista on logical...i remember when i tried dual boot i installed vista on extended and i no longer had dual boot.
     
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    I am planning on doing basically the same thing. I am getting a new system the next days, which will come with XP Home already installed, most likely on drive C: I assume.

    Can I still install a version of Vista and get a dual boot sequence if Vista isn´t on drive C: ???

    And which versions of Vista do support the dual boot sequence - can I install any version (full version of course) or do only specific versions support dual boot setups ???

    What about using some boot manager by the way ? - I heard that there are programms from Acronic which let you install up to 20 OS ´s on a system - is there any need for such programms or does Vista do all I need to have XP and Vista running on my system ?
     
  9. Jordus

    Jordus Maha Guru

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    Oldsnake, you will be fine.

    Install vista to a different volume and it will pick up that XP is there, configure the boot loader right and you will be off running.

    Any version will dual boot.
     

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