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Thread: How to Install XP on Pre-Installed Vista Computer Using Vista Boot Pro

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    Default How to Install XP on Pre-Installed Vista Computer Using Vista Boot Pro

    Yesterday...i need to install XP on my Pre-Install Vista PC...I have refer to several
    forums and blogs for it...but nothing was perfect...i was in search for an easy way to Install XP on my pre-install Vista. Then i have found a sweet tools that works perfect....i do not have do some CMD tweaking or repairing Vista after XP installing etc..

    This tool is saves my more time.

    So, here is how u can install Using this Tool.

    Assume that you have installed Vista in your c:\ drive, now install XP in your d:\

    After XP installation complete,

    Download and install VistaBootPro from

    Note : Before Installing Vista Boot must installed Dot net framwork 2.0

    Now after installing it open it :

    Then :

    1. Click on the System Bootloader tab
    2. Select Windows Vista Bootloader ( Unistall Legacy Bootloader )
    3. and in " System bootloader install option" select "All drives"
    4. Click on Install Bootloader

    Now it has successfully recover Vista Boot loader, but yet this time you will only able to run Vista, to run both we will diagnose it....see below

    1. Click on Diagnostics on Menu bar
    2. then select Run Diagnostics

    This will search all drives and automatically fill XP version in Boot menu.

    Now click on "Manage OS Entries" tab , you can see yours both can also Rename them.

    Now click on Apply buttons and reboot your log in to specific Windows.

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    Will be useful for dual boot users..Thanks..

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