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Old 01-18-2009, 04:46 PM
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Default installing xp onto Vista

I am new to booting. I purchased xp professional in a shop. I partitioned to make space for xp. When I put CD in drive. I got to welcome and install xp. I could not get any further but got this message: "This programmed is blocked due to compatibility issues. I was referred to Microsoft but this did not help. The message also said: "Setup cannot continue because version of Windows on your computer is newer than the version on the CD. I do not want to tamper with Vista. I want Vista and XP side by side. How do I get over this problem? I cannot download free drivers for xp, although I have downloaded the driver detective. My computer is a laptop Acer Travelmate 4310, Processor 3500+1.8ghz. I have Vista Home Basic with 32 -bite system, Mobile AMD Sempron (tm). Please help!


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Google for GAG boot manager and install it on your computer. It will hide the vista operating system so that you can install the XP as if it was the only operating system will then allow you to use the dual boot proccess.

This is the easiest and simplest way to dual boot. you will need to have all the needed xp drivers for your hardware configurations go to Acer's website and look for the xp driver files for your model!

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