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I want XP back but how to dual boot?

Discussion in 'Windows & Other Software' started by tgbyhn10111, 14 Sep 2007.

  1. tgbyhn10111

    Gangster

    Joined: 11 May 2007

    Posts: 314

    Hi all

    Had Vista for a few months now not very impressed, it's prettier than XP but twice as slow and it's hard to see what benefts it offers. The negatives are easy to see (driver issues, hardware hog, having to buy / upgrade loadsa stuff so it's compatible etc.)

    Vista is installed on C drive (2x 160GB drives). Can I install XP on the C drive drive without upsetting the Vista installation. I also have a 320GB D drive.

    I want to be able to dual boot between vista and xp

    Worried I'll destroy my vista install

    Thanks

    Pete
     
  2. InvaderGIR

    Capodecina

    Joined: 14 Jul 2005

    Posts: 17,615

    Location: Bristol

    If you put XP and Vista on the same partition...most likely.

    Either partition the D drive, or just install onto it.

    InvG
     
  3. ScoobyDoo

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  4. Viberious

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 5 Jan 2003

    Posts: 1,572

    Location: Didcot, Oxfordshire

    I've got two drives setup similiar to yours. I went about installing vista on the first drive then removed the vista drives data cable and installed xp on the second drive. Then via the motherboard boot drive selection on start up decide what operating system to boot from. This will then not impact either drive configuration.
     
  5. InvaderGIR

    Capodecina

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    Location: Bristol

    Nore will installing Vista and then installing XP without unplugging. It'll still work dandy.

    InvG
     
  6. tgbyhn10111

    Gangster

    Joined: 11 May 2007

    Posts: 314

    Thanks all - I'll give it a go.

    Ideally I want both on the raid array for max speed.