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Old 11-09-2007, 07:02 PM
Laurence Penman Laurence Penman is offline
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Default Dual booting

I need to dual boot with XP Home because Vista will not support my CAD. The XP disks I have are reinstalation disks for a Dell computer that is now dead. Can I use the reinstalation disk on the hard drive? What are the problems of Dual Boot? Would it be easier to shoot myself?

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Old 11-10-2007, 12:53 AM
Tempusfugit Tempusfugit is offline
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Default William's How-To on this forum will tell you how

I just finished dual booting a Vista notebook with XP. William's notes were invaluable!

Try not to be put off with all the posts after the initial ones. I was having problems in getting Vista to boot after I had installed XP. I was getting the /ntldr not found problems.

I perservered and I now have a dual boot system working just fine.

I ended up using VistaBoot Pro 3.3 to fix my boot loader problems - The Vista and XP ones are different and were fighting each other!

At one point I thought about shooting myself! But keep at it - it can be done.


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