XP and Vista on the same PC(Differnet drives)

  jonathon 17:12 27 Feb 2009

I have a programme that will not open in Vista and I cannot secure an update.
"The Louvre" DVD rom.
I have contacted uk [email protected].

If I install XP in a different drive (external) and have Vista Home on the "c" drive, will I encounter problems in operations


  kindly 17:50 27 Feb 2009

You can have XP and Vista on seperate drives if you so wish. You can only run one at a time though. When you start the computer, it will ask you which system you want to start up.
sorry not much help.

  tullie 20:41 27 Feb 2009

Query,is it possible to boot from external drive?

  ventanas 21:54 27 Feb 2009

Query,is it possible to boot from external drive?

No. click here

You will need to partition the existing drive, or add another second one, and install XP to that.
Then you will find that you have corrupted the boot loader and nothing will start. click here

a lot of work to restore it (there are other ways such as click here )

Is it worth it?

  gazzaho 04:33 28 Feb 2009

You could try doing this, unplug your Vista OS partition and install XP on a separate drive. Then, plug your original drive back in and use the boot device priority in the BIOS to select the version you want to boot. This way has the advantage of two separate OS installs totally oblivious to each other and all features will work fine.

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