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If you want to install Vista onto an XP computer, try the reverse tutorial: (XP already installed)
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By ncsaravanakumar on 01-14-2009, 07:32 AM
trouble Reg: Windows Vista Already have Need to run dual Boot with XP

Hi EveryOne,
I'm new to this syschat. I've HP dv2000 Pavilion Windows Vista Home Edition. I wish to install Windows XP and vista as dual boot. I tried several ways to install both, but all failed finally. I've removed Vista and Installed XP. Even tutorials from here too. i want to tell one thing the shrink volume does work around 3 gb only, it doe's not work after first attempt(only 3gb partition). Please let me know how to install windows XP and Vista both?, also i've only recovery disc's and XP CD's, where can i find Vista in Recovery disc's.? Kindly help me out regarding this......

Thanks & Regards
Saravanakumar.C
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By Tom Pinkerton on 01-16-2009, 06:26 PM
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Hi William Wilson,
Thanks for your time and effort on this tutorial, i'm succesfully dual booting and lovin' it! all thanks to you.

Nice one Mr. Wilson
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By ggabriel on 01-19-2009, 09:39 AM
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well I have xp and win 7 as dualboot and its works fine , and remember read wel the post from William , you must do it whit two partions on you hd , if not is looking for trubbels
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By grandpak193968 on 02-01-2009, 08:35 PM
Default Dual boot XP Vista

After trying the directions and actually making a new partition, the system says I can not allocate the part about NTFS because I have the maximum number of drives> 4. There is the C and the Recovery, then there is a 75 mb EISA and a 2.5 gb that warns me to not delete it. What would be in there?
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By lurkswithin on 02-02-2009, 10:57 AM
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After trying the directions and actually making a new partition, the system says I can not allocate the part about NTFS because I have the maximum number of drives> 4. There is the C and the Recovery, then there is a 75 mb EISA and a 2.5 gb that warns me to not delete it. What would be in there?
Before you do anything else....we need to know exactly what make and model of computer are you using...

C would be the vista operating system.

Recovery could be either the make recovery discs files or a recovery partition holding the ISO copy of the vista operating system

75mb EISA partition is a bus protocol to convert older 16 bit hardware into operating systems into 32 bit operating system normally used by IBM and HP on Servers

2.5g do not delete would be another recovery partition but you should not have 2 and that is why we need to know what computer you have!

The reason you are unable to use the NTFS format in the logical partition you created is because the built in Microsoft disc management program will only allow 4 logical drives to a system.... so we need to determine what all it is that you have in there so that it can be determined as to what can be changed without hurting your system!
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By grandpak193968 on 02-02-2009, 01:47 PM
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It is a Dell PP29L Inspirion 1525 In a live chat Dell said it was ok to delete it and now Im have a working partition.
So what was the 2.5 for?
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By lurkswithin on 02-02-2009, 04:21 PM
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It is a Dell PP29L Inspirion 1525 In a live chat Dell said it was ok to delete it and now Im have a working partition.
So what was the 2.5 for?
Probably a lot of DELL bloat ware and logs for their tech support.
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By grandpak193968 on 02-02-2009, 04:35 PM
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The question I now have is, if I am going to do a dual boot.....is there any reason to keep Vista or is it possible to just replace Vista with XP? And why keep Vista, other than it is a big hassle to replace one with the other.
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By lurkswithin on 02-03-2009, 01:43 AM
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The question I now have is, if I am going to do a dual boot.....is there any reason to keep Vista or is it possible to just replace Vista with XP? And why keep Vista, other than it is a big hassle to replace one with the other.
I personally have no use for vista as I just don't like the operating system but as time proggresses I am sure that at some time I will be forced to install it or a version of it. Keeping the operating system and chooseing the dual boot is a personal decission....you have to decide what you wish to do!

Any way here is the drivers you will need for the XP installation for your laptop....

Drivers & Downloads

Make sure it is the right model and all that...

You do realize that you will still need a licens for the xp installation for activation?
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By lito_bajacan on 02-03-2009, 04:08 PM
Error Problem in install XP home edtion on Dual Boot with pre install Vista home premium

Hello, anyone knows what to on this problem:

After i made the partition on the Hard drive using Vista disk management, I formatted the partition to NTFS format, swap the DVD drive and partition designated drive letters.

My XP installation hangs and give me error messages:

"a problem has deteced and windows has been shut down to prevenet damage to your computer.

if this is teh first time you've seen this stop error screen, restart you computer. if this screen appears again follow 3 step:

check for virus on your computer, remove any installed harddrive controller. check you hardrive to make sure it is properly configured and terminated
Run chkdsk /f to check the harddrive.......

technical info:
****stop oxoooooo7b (oxf78d663, 0c0000034, 0x000000000, 0x000000
"
My laptop is brand new... no virus, drivers are configure properly, I can still boot Vista no problem.

Is there any special way of install XP home edtion?
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