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Xp & vista toghether

Hi.i have a vista home premium windows on my laptop and i also want to have an xp windows on it but each time i install one i won't be able to access the other one.please tell me what should i do in order to keep both of them active.

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  • Eathan Dec 21, 2008

    thanks for your solution but i've already tried this and it didn't work.i don't know why!when i install xp i can't go back to vista and its also the same when i install vista there isn't anyway to go back.should i change some settings?

  • Eathan Dec 21, 2008

    i use the full version.its actually the original cd.i don't know what to do..

  • Eathan Dec 21, 2008

    i use the full version.its actually the original cd.i don't know what to do..

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You will need to partition your hard drive into two bootable partitions. Install Vista on one partition and XP on the other. This will make your system a dual boot system. Hope this helps.

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    Roy Lonsinger Dec 21, 2008

    Do you have the full version cd or the upgrade? You will need the full version cd of Windows Vista to do this as the upgrade disk automatically overwrites existing Windows. I hope this helps.

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