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iron99
08-04-09, 05:52 PM
Hi,

I have had Vista 64bit installed on my PC for about a 2 years now. I really like Vista 64 bit, but there is an old game I wish to play again that I can not get to work under Vista ( NFS-PU ).

My question is can I install XP 32Bit SP3 as second OS to dual boot with Vista 64bit SP2?

If so is there a good web site explaining "how to" do it?

Thank You all for any help :).

G.

supra
08-04-09, 07:35 PM
im not 100% on this but im pretty sure you need to install xp first and then install vista.

Zelda_fan
08-04-09, 10:21 PM
Just get Windows 7 64 bit and run XP 32bit in the new virtual mode thing they have.

Thunderbolt56
08-05-09, 06:59 AM
Yes you can dual boot the two. I'll look for the tutorial.

XDanger
08-05-09, 01:07 PM
you cant just resize one of your bootable drives with a 20gb partition and install it there?

Not on top of Vista? Does the boot manager not like it?

iron99
08-05-09, 02:00 PM
Yes you can dual boot the two. I'll look for the tutorial.

Thank you for confirming that I can Dual boot Vista 64bit and XP 32bit.

I just needed the comformation that it was possible before I try it :).

I found a tutoral on how to do it - http://apcmag.com/how_to_dual_boot_vista_and_xp_with_vista_installed _first__the_stepbystep_guide.htm?page=1.

Just get Windows 7 64 bit and run XP 32bit in the new virtual mode thing they have.

I do not have W7, but I will look into this. Thank You :).

ViN86
08-05-09, 10:43 PM
im not 100% on this but im pretty sure you need to install xp first and then install vista.

If it's on the same drive, then yes. XP has this amazing feature that automatically overwrites the boot sector on your master drive. :retard:

Just get Windows 7 64 bit and run XP 32bit in the new virtual mode thing they have.

Can you play games in the XP Virtualization mode?

Thunderbolt56
08-06-09, 07:01 AM
I just took the plunge and went Vista x64 from XP Pro sp3 and things have been running really well, but I have a few buddies, one who has Win7 x64, Vista x64, and XP Pro in triple-boot setup and another who has Vista x64 Home Premium and XP Pro sp3 setup.

It can certainly be done.