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Adding xp on same computer with vista

Xp pro already installed. When doing a vista install for dual boot you come to the place where vista says that the current operating system will be removed and it's files saved in another folder on the drive.

So how is it possible to retain xp? Vista wants to monopolize the operating system. Doesn't look like xp can co-exist.

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  • gamc Mar 09, 2008

    Problem isn't having enough space. Plenty of room for both systems.

    Problem is how vista wants to do the installation. It won't allow another op system to remain on the computer.



    This is probably because microsoft won't offer support if vista isn't the sole operating system.

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Y can also try first instal window xp and then instal vista it will be intaled its very simple

Posted on Mar 11, 2008

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Are you comfortable with running GPartEd, Gnome Partition Editor. There is a linux bootable cd for gparted, from there you chang partition size of the ntfs.

full instructions are on this site.

http://apcmag.com/5023/dual_booting_xp_with_vista

Make sure before you do this that you have defragged XP.

Posted on Mar 08, 2008

  • Mark Williams
    Mark Williams Mar 10, 2008

    For vista to be installed it has to have its own partition to go to, if you use vista dvd on the product key page, press SHIFT + F10 to launch a Windows PE 2.0 command window. Then type in DISKPART and press enter to get into the DISKPART utility.Now type in LIST VOLUME - this gives you a readout of the
    volumes available on the system. Select the main Windows XP volume
    (probably Volume 0) by typing in SELECT VOLUME 0. Now type in SHRINK. Vista will reduce the size of Volume 0 (the selected Volume) by around 50%
    Once that is done, type in EXIT and EXIT again to get back to the Vista installation window.





    If you've used DISKPART then you just need to continue the installation. Once the install gets to the install location,
    there should be at least two options: a partition marked as Primary and
    unallocated space. Select the unallocated space and click Next. The
    install will then commence.


    Once Vista is installed and the system reboots, you’ll be presented
    with a boot menu with two options: “Microsoft Windows Vista” and “An
    Earlier Version of Windows”.


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UPDATED | Got a Vista PC and want to install XP so you can dual-boot between them? Here's how to do it, in an easy, step-by-step format. Page 1 - Intro
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