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How to dual boot xp in my new inspiron 15 which came pre installed vista. i dont have any installation cd for vista.

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If you want to dual boot keep these few things in mind
1. Install the lower version first(like XP & Vista)
2. Keep the 2 OS's on different partitions specially if the other OS is unix based
However first you need to download VISTA(Edition of ur choice). You will also need the mobo CD to install the drivers too. After having kept everything ready, try installing..........sodeep

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(WATCH THE ABOVE VIDEO FOR MORE HELP)

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