I have recently purchased an Acer 7250G, and received it with Vista Home Premium pre-installed onto it. I tried following your Dual boot article after purchasing an XP professional SP2 cd. However when it came to the step where I insert the XP cd and boot it (at this point during the boot, I have accepted the licence agreement and all that jazz); it says: Cannot read the CD you have inserted. Or the CD is not a Genuine Windows CD. Insert one for the following Windows-product-Cds in your CD-Rom Drive: Windows XP Home, Windows 95, or Windows NT Workstation 3.51.1 (Full-Version), Windows 2000
Press Enter when the CD is in the drive
Press F3 to abort the installation.
What am I doing wrong? I have tested the CD in my older laptop and it works fine and takes me to the step where it prompts me to pick a drive to install the OS on.
The CD-ROM Drive is functioning as its meant to. I popped in a DVD and played it in Vista, as well as throwing in an iTunes CD and installed iTunes without hassle on the Vista OS.
I am getting so incredibly frustrated with this whole Vista hassle it's almost depressing. The main reason I want to have XP on my computer as well is because I am a graphic design student, and I've heard that PhotoshopCS2 and IllustratorCS2 are only compatible with XP.
And maybe while you guys are being totally awesome and solving my problem you might be awesome'er and tell me about this myth. I have 2GB DDR RAM on my new laptop. I've heard from people that the minimum requirement to run Vista is 1GB RAM. Does this mean that I am only left with 1GB Ram to use on other things such as games etc?