Vista and XP

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  1. xDahlia
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    I have 2 hard drives, and was gonna install Vista on 1. The Other has Xp. So if I can install vista on 1, and xp on the other and both are in my comp, can I like select one to boot up when my computer is turned on? Or Do I have to do that partitioning thing and how does that work if I can't do the first option?
     
  2. ganons

    ganons GBAtemp Addict

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    is there a way to totally get rid of vista and have xp?
     
  3. xDahlia
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    Reinstall XP?
     
  4. strata8

    strata8 Look! A pointless distraction!

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    over there
    I've dual booted Linux Mint and Windows XP, and thanks to GRUB (comes with Linux) I can easily select which one I want to load. I'm not sure if Windows has something like this though.

    Delete the Vista partition when installing XP and install XP in the unpartitioned area.
     
  5. Jiggah

    Jiggah GBAtemp Maniac

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    Use this:

    EasyBCD
    http://neosmart.net/dl.php?id=1

    Vista will override the XP bootloader (the menu that allows you to pick which drive to boot). You can use that utility to change the Vista bootloader and add XP. By default, Vista should detect the XP drive and automatically add it.
     
  6. laminaatplaat

    laminaatplaat GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    you need a bootloader that's all, so yeah that^ sounds like the right software to do the job.
     
  7. Panzer Tacticer

    Panzer Tacticer veteran human

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    The easy answer is "yes", the more complicated reply is anyone smart enough to know how to do it, likely is smart enough to have a genuine reason to only want one of them in the first place.
     
  8. Minox

    Minox I did it

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    Vista will automatically create a multiboot menu if you decide to install it on the second hard drive and already have XP on the first.
     
  9. Raestloz

    Raestloz GBATemp's Lone Wolf

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    Just remember to install XP before Vista, otherwise your PC will be screwed
     
  10. Jiggah

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    No it won't. Just use EasyBCD and add the XP drive into the bootloader.
     
  11. Raestloz

    Raestloz GBATemp's Lone Wolf

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    Well, I installed XP after Vista, and my PC is screwed, although I never tried EasyBCD before
     
  12. Curley5959

    Curley5959 CCC Member!

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    hmm My brother installed XP after Vista and his computer is better than ever..

    VISTA SUCKS, XP RULES [​IMG]

    Just because Vista has soooo many glitches and is not compatible with anything and if it is ITS so glitchy.. [​IMG]
     
  13. ShiningSaber

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    What's exactly wrong? It might be something fixable.