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Install Windows XP on pre-existing Vista computer

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  • Started 6 years ago by Geodot1
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Geodot1
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In your topic titled "Install windows XP on your pre-installed Windows Vista computer" you mention downloading and installing VistaBootpro. I want to know if I can use EasyBCD instead of that and if I can are the instructions to install Windows XP on my pre-installed Vista laptop any different than you have written in the article.
Thanks, George

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supermansghost
supermansghost
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You should be able to use EasyBCD just fine... obviously the instructions for easybcd will be different, but the rest should be fine.

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Geodot1
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I am following instructions on how to install Windows XP on a Vista system and when I get to the part to make a New Simple Volume on the new partition, my computer says that there is not enough room on the disk to complete. My new partition F:\ has 40.7gigs on it but yet it says not enough room on disk to complete the New Simple Volume wiZard. Am I doing something wrong. I really need to get XP on my computer NOW. Thanks for your help. George

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Geodot1
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please someone tell me where I can find the files ntldr and ntdetect.com,because they are not in my Vista root,XP root or in the i386 folder on my XP Pro install disc from Dell and i guess that without these,i wont be able to dual boot Thanx Geo

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nrv1013
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Did you enable viewing hidden system files?

In Vista, go to Control Panel -> Folder Options -> View, then select 'Show Hidden Files and Folders' and unselect 'Hide protected operating system files'.

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