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I have window vista home inbuilt in my laptop. can i use xp and vista both combinely?

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If you would be running 2 separate Hard Drives, you would be able to, I work more with desktops so I unfortunately can't help too much on your specific question. It is possible to do, but at the same time your BIOS and other Hardware must be able to recognize the two separate hard drives as one having Vista and the other Having XP, that way on boot-up you could choose what OS to boot into.

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Yes. It is called a dual boot. You must make sure that drivers are available for your model laptop for the XP OS, though.

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Hello and welcome to fixya.

In your case, im assuming you refer to the "Vista sticker" that is on the laptop. If a computer is vista-compatible this doesn't mean that it is not able to run older Operating Systems (such as Windows XP SP2) as well.

The sticker on the laptop just referes to the type of Operating System that came pre-installed with it. Now if you bought the laptop and asked your salesman for a DOWNGRADE TO XP Operating System or if this is what he understood then it will probably come with Windows XP instead of Vista Home.

This also applies if you are working for a company in which case the company's IT Department will decide what type of Operating System is to be installed on this computer.

Overall: Newer computers/laptop models that support Windows Vista can also run Windows XP

ALSO: Check for the OEM sticker in the back of the laptop or bottom (it looks like THIS for XP or THIS for windows vista Home Premium). This determines whether you can use a vista DVD to upgrade your computer later from XP to Vista.

If you have any more questions just let me know.


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Microsoft Windows Vista Starter 32 Edition
Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate 32 Edition
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