Fist post so sorry it's so long! Gist is that I used the main tutorial to install XP with Vista 32 preinstalled.
Managed to finally install XP using nLite etc but now I have another serious problem. Stage 3 of the dual boot tutorial requires that I download and install Easy BCD to restore the Vista bootloader but I can't do that as XP does not have internet access. All my broadband connections and set up are with Vista!!
Is there any way I can download the prog on someone elses PC and then somehow burn to CD which I can then run on my PC?
If not can I use my Vista CD (never needed this before as Vista was preinstalled) to restore the bootloader?
Even if I restore Vista bootloader is it possible to use XP as well as Vista to connect to the internet? How would that be accomplished?
It's just a bit chicken and egg when the tut says "Once XP is up and running, download and install Microsoft.NET Framework 2.0 and EasyBCD.."when you have no internet access!!
Finally, I tried the prog that I wanted to run on XP and got an application error. "This application failed to initiate properly, 0xc0000135 click OK to terminate the application" Does this suggest that progs won't run on XP until Vistaboot loader is restored?? (This prog was on my D Drive which is the spare HDD). Understand that this is because I haven't downloaded .Net Framework 2 but without internet I can't get this either.
Apologies for the length of this but it's really one step forward and three steps back now!!
The program will install on whatever O/S you have booted to. I am assuming that you have installed all your motherboard drivers after you installed XP, which should take care or your internet access problems.
As I said download your motherboard drivers and Easy BCD to a USB drive and install from the drive. This is no different from installing software from a free CD given out by many PC magazines or installing a game from a CD/DVD.