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MultiBoot VISTA & XP

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ruturaj3

Journeyman
Hello guys, Can i install vista and xp on same hard disk.
Will it cause any problem ?
My friend told me if i install vista , my existing boot loader will get replced(he say vista have new boot loader) is it true ?
 

n2casey

Super Hero - Super Powers
U can install both on same HDD on different partitions. U will have a dual boot option.
 

joey_182

Jack Sparrow
ya u can install both on same as i did...
the bootloader for vista is ofcourse new...

and ur boot screen will show this at startup after installing vista..
"Microsoft windows vista
earlier version of windows...."
 

premsharma

In the zone
Install XP & Vista on C:\ & D:\ No Problem. Use Norton Ghost 10 to backup these 2 drives to another partition. Restore as & when you like.
 

Akshay

Cyborg Agent
Will I b able to install vista on a 9GB partition (on a 40GB HDD) or wil I need a 15GB+ partition (as suggested by Vista Upgrade Advisor)?

Can Vista b uninstalled without harming XP partition?
 

n2casey

Super Hero - Super Powers
U need at least 9 GB to install Vista so partition must b 15 GB to run it properly.

Yes u can remove Vista by formatting that partition & restoring MBR.
 

Dipen01

Youngling
premsharma said:
Install XP & Vista on C:\ & D:\ No Problem. Use Norton Ghost 10 to backup these 2 drives to another partition. Restore as & when you like.

What size would a ghost take..?? I assume the same as the TOTAL size of Parititions..!! Is it?
 

n2casey

Super Hero - Super Powers
Dipen01 said:
What size would a ghost take..?? I assume the same as the TOTAL size of Parititions..!! Is it?
No. It depends on the contents of the partition.
I have Win 98 installed on drive C: with total space consuming 1.5 GB on a 5 GB partition. Its Ghost image is just 479 MB only.
Win XP is installed on drive D: consuming 2.7 GB space over 10 GB partition & its Ghost image is 1.2 GB in size.
 

casanova

The Frozen Nova
Ok, if I first install XP on C:, followed by this I install Vista on D:
Now if I reinstall Vista some day, I can boot into both XP as well as Vista.
However; if I have to reinstall XP, do I need to reinstall Vista again.
 

n2casey

Super Hero - Super Powers
Some chances r there, so u can face that prob but the chances r less. More u can do is, just reinstall XP & fix MBR using Vista DVD.
 

andy_65_in

Padawan
is this multiboot posible in a compaq laptop with vista home basic preloaded with 120 gb and 512 mb ram amd 2 ghz chip.andy
 

iMav

The Devil's Advocate
for a boot loader i suggest ... easybcd amazing boot loader software ... even os x can be added by a single click ...
 
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