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Old May 2nd, 2007, 11:56 PM
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Dual Boot XP/Vista

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I was wondering how difficult is it to make your computer a dual boot system? I've got a copy of reliable XP and a shiny new copy of Vista Business. I've also got a new 250 GB SATA drive. What I'd like to do is split the drive 100 GB for Vista, 150 GB for XP. I've never done a dual system before, this would be a fresh install for each OS. Do I just install each as normal or will I have to do something special? I'm doing a dual boot because I don't know if I'm going to switch to Vista yet and would like to give it a try first. Call me old fashioned but if it wasn't for "Gaming for Windows" I'd still be running trusty windows 2000.
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Old May 3rd, 2007, 12:02 AM
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first of all, if your xp was used to justified the vista business purchase then you cannot dual boot.

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Old May 3rd, 2007, 12:42 AM
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Nope, both were thoughfully supplied via the MSDNAA Software Center courtesy Towson University. No need to cheat the system when you can get Vista, XP, 2000, Visual Studio 6, and SQL server for free. Thanks for the link, and I'll let you all know how it works out for me.
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Old May 3rd, 2007, 01:11 PM
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So far so good. It looks like it worked like a charm. I've got both installed and will hopefully not have any issues with Vista. Thanks for the link.
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Old May 3rd, 2007, 03:08 PM
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So far so good. It looks like it worked like a charm. I've got both installed and will hopefully not have any issues with Vista. Thanks for the link.
glad things are working out for you.
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