Setting up multi-boot configuration

  jimobasa 14:41 26 Mar 2007
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I began with Windows XP installed on my 250 GB c Drive. I wanted to have a dual-boot system with Windows XP and Windows Vista. Obviously it was necessary to partition my c Drive - not possible with XP but a very simple operation with Vista. So I put Vista over the top of XP and my Vista PC is actually working out fine. So I now have a properly partitioned c Drive with a completely empty and formatted 75GB j Drive. Unfortunately, Windows XP refuses to allow an installation because I already have a newer Operating Systm. You might say take Vista off and start over with XP - but would I then lose my newly created partition

  CLONNEN 20:03 26 Mar 2007

You need to install XP onto the first partition and then install Vista onto the second partition.

You can't do it the other way round. Vista has to be done last.

  a.nonymous 20:07 26 Mar 2007

I agree, Windows XP will not allow you to install it if Vista is installed.

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