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Wish to dual boot vista home premium and windows xp

I wish to install xp professional on my hp dv6750 laptop which has come with vista homepremium installed on it. I tried to install xp but after intializing an error is shown hdd not found. Please suggest me how to go about it.

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To achieve dual boot both XP and Vista, first u need to install xp and then vista on it as a fresh copy

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