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Dual booting After installing vista ,again install window xp without formatting vista version,i.e.,I should have 2 operating systems.But i found that there is no option to boot window vista.Plz help me .SEND answer to ayushd_great26@yahoo.co.in

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Vista doesnt alloow users to intall operating systems prior to it. thats the problem.
but theres a software named 'Vista boot pro' it can help u booting it.

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