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I have an aspire 3680 2682 with vista home basic 32 bits pre installed on it, in vista it already had the hard drive divided in two partition and i tried to install xp on the second partition, now the problem is that my pc boot with xp directly, when i press f8 to select vista it does not appear

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Hello

OK, the problem is that you will need to install the older operating system before you install the new one, you have done this the wrong way around.

If you do it correctly, you will have a boot menu which will let you choose from which system you want to boot.

Kind regards
Andrea

Posted on Aug 31, 2010

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windows 7 os requires atleast 16GB avilable space while windows vista requires atleast 15gb. It could be true that your system requirements are not sufficient for the new os you want to install
If you want to run Windows 7 on your PC, here's what it takes:
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  • 40 GB hard drive with at least 15 GB of available space (20 GB for Home Basic)

  • Support for DirectX 9 graphics with WDDM and 128 MB of graphics memory (32 MB for Home Basic)

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1 gigahertz (GHz) 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor

1 gigabyte (GB) of system memory (512 megabytes (MB) for Home Basic)

40 GB hard drive with at least 15 GB of available space (20 GB for Home Basic)


Support for DirectX 9 graphics with WDDM and 128 MB of graphics memory (32 MB for Home Basic)

DVD-ROM drive
Audio Output
Internet access (Optional)

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For Vista Home Basic >>>

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