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    Default vista and xp

    hi everybody, am using windows vista home baic in my laptop. since it does not support some softwares, i would like to install winodws XP professional in my laptop as my second OS. will this be successfull? can i be able to use vista an xp together?
    Thanks in advance..


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    Chuck Guest

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    In general, this can be done. However it is complicated by the fact that
    Vista is already installed.
    Step one of a rather complex process is to find ALL the laptop drivers that
    are XP compatable, and save tham to perhaps a CD. While you are at it, you
    should also do the same thing for the Vista versions of the drivers.

    You may end up having to make or obtain an install CD for your version of
    Vista, install XP first, then install Vista, preserving XP, then setting up
    as a dual boot system.

    "venkateshb87" <venkateshb87.3g2ov5@winvistaclub.com> wrote in message
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    > hi everybody, am using windows vista home baic in my laptop. since it
    > does not support some softwares, i would like to install winodws XP
    > professional in my laptop as my second OS. will this be successfull? can
    > i be able to use vista an xp together?
    > Thanks in advance..
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    Mick Murphy Guest

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    http://apcmag.com/how_to_dual_boot_v...step_guide.htm

    Vista is the 1st MS Operating System that does NOT require the older OS(XP
    in this case), to be installed 1st.
    Just follow the info on the above link's pages to dual boot them with Vista
    already installed.

    Your only problem will be finding XP drivers at the computer Manufacturer's
    website.
    No XP drivers, forget about it.
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    Mad Mike


    "venkateshb87" wrote:

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    > hi everybody, am using windows vista home baic in my laptop. since it
    > does not support some softwares, i would like to install winodws XP
    > professional in my laptop as my second OS. will this be successfull? can
    > i be able to use vista an xp together?
    > Thanks in advance..
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    SIW2 Guest

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    Hey Ramesh,

    Great tutorial !

    This is the same thing as Ramesh excellent suggestion , which shows you
    how to get to that point, step by step, with pictures

    'Dual Boot Vista and XP with Vista already installed - SysChat'
    (http://www.syschat.com/dual-boot-vis...eady-1946.html)


    Hope it helps

    SIW2


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    +Bob+ Guest

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    On Sun, 21 Sep 2008 01:55:01 -0700, Mick Murphy
    <MickMurphy@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

    >Your only problem will be finding XP drivers at the computer Manufacturer's
    >website.
    >No XP drivers, forget about it.


    There's a possibility of hunting down drivers at the manufacturers
    site (e.g. if you have an ati video chip, you can use ati supplied
    drivers) but it's not for the faint of heart.



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    Bruce Chambers Guest

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    venkateshb87 wrote:
    > hi everybody, am using windows vista home baic in my laptop. since it
    > does not support some softwares, i would like to install winodws XP
    > professional in my laptop as my second OS. will this be successfull? can
    > i be able to use vista an xp together?
    > Thanks in advance..
    >
    >



    First and foremost, if the specific computer model in question was
    designed specifically for Vista, there may well be no WinXP-specific
    device drivers available to make the computer's diverse components work
    properly. If this proves to be the case , installing WinXP in a virtual
    machine would be your best - possibly only - option, anyway. Consult
    the computer's manufacturer about the availability of device drivers.
    Secondly, adding another OS might void any support agreements and,
    sometimes, even the warranty. Again, consult the computer's
    manufacturer for specifics.

    If WinXP do device drivers exist, then you can proceed.

    Normally, the older OS must be installed first unless you wish to
    acquire and use some 3rd-party partition and boot management utility.
    (In which case you have to follow the instructions provided by whatever
    3rd party solution you select.) However, this KB Article (not for the
    faint of heart or technically-challenged) explains how to repair the
    Vista boot process after installing WinXP:

    Windows Vista no longer starts after you install an earlier version of
    the Windows operating system in a dual-boot configuration
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/919529

    MS-MVP John Barnett's Guide is considerably more user-friendly:
    http://vistasupport.mvps.org/install...ning_vista.htm

    However, dual-booting is no longer necessary in a great many
    situations. Why not download a Virtual Machine application, such as
    Microsoft's VirtualPC 2007
    (http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/search.asp?) or Innotek's VirtualBox
    (http://www.virtualbox.org/) and run WinXP and your legacy applications
    within a virtual computer? Both are free and work with Vista.

    NOTE: Microsoft does not support the use of VirtualPC 2007 on Vista
    Home editions, but several people have reported that it works. Your
    results may vary.



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