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Old 01-23-2009, 02:08 PM
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Question loading XP on a preloaded Vista home premiun version

I have owned a HP laptop in which Windows Vista was preloaded, but its too difficult to handle as i couldn't install some of the softwares for my studies. so i need to load Windows XP. But as my Vista version is Home Premiun so it is having a single partion HDD. So how can i load XP in my computer. PLEASE HELP

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Old 01-26-2009, 05:19 PM
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Default Dual boot with Vista installed adding XP

i read the tutorial but have a question.

1. does the XP have to be partitioned and loaded on the same PHYSICAL drive as VISTA or C: and add a partition for XP?

I have a desktop with 2 HD and the first one is C: with Vista and the Second one is E: and the 2nd Phsical drive.

I put a partition on E: and loaded XP but a dual boot was not created and every boot it started out as XP.

So figured mybe my problem was the XP was not on the same physical drive as Vista.

Is that required?

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