Go Back   nV News Forums > Software Forums > Microsoft Windows XP And Vista

Newegg Daily Deals

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 02-09-09, 06:19 PM   #1
Albo
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: MA, USA
Posts: 3,633
Default I'm about to install Vista Ultimate Help!

I have a 150GB that I want to partition into a 125 GB for Vista Ultimate, and another 25Gb for XP Pro. How would I go about to do that??? Also, I want to be able to dual-boot.

I only have 1HD (this one) will that be a problem?

What should I do first?

Thanks
Albo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-09, 03:41 AM   #2
Wolfhound
Moving to new home
 
Wolfhound's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Spain
Posts: 1,358
Send a message via MSN to Wolfhound Send a message via Yahoo to Wolfhound
Default Re: I'm about to install Vista Ultimate Help!

First do a partition for XP (25G), install and after install Vista on the rest of disk.

That´s it
__________________
Intel Quad Core Q6600 @ 3,4 | 4Gigs (2x2) OCZ Reaper PC-8500 | Gigabyte P35-DS3R | Western Digital 500G Caviar SE16 SATA2 NCQ | Seagate160 Gig 7200.9 SATA NCQ | Maxtor 300Gig SATA NCQ | Asus Geforce 260GTX | Samsung Syncmaster 930BF 19'' | BeQuiet Straight Power 700W | Cooler Master CM690 |Windows Vista x64 SP2 |Windows XP SP3 [Deceased PSU, no money for new one, stucked with laptop and XBOX 360]

Macbook Pro 13': 4gigs | Core2 Duo 2,53Mhz | 250Gigs HDD |geforce 9400M| aluminium unibody | Mac OS X 10.6.2 Snow Leopard |gentoo Linux 2.631 kernel


Wolfhound´s Brute: http://wolfhound77.mybrute.com
Wolfhound is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-09, 09:47 AM   #3
ViN86
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 15,486
Default Re: I'm about to install Vista Ultimate Help!

any real reason to dual boot? (ie programs that wont run in Vista that you absolutely need)

go with Vista, skip the XP.

otherwise follow Wolfhound.
ViN86 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-09, 09:17 PM   #4
Albo
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: MA, USA
Posts: 3,633
Default Re: I'm about to install Vista Ultimate Help!

I got it to work and everything, but an error popped up in XP, I forgot the full thing but everytime I tried to open a program it said the configuartions weren't right (and I should reinstall to see if it would work) I did same deal I uninstalled it, the 25GB is still there, maybe sometime in the future ..

BTW I wanted XP for Far Cry 1 mostly, and some other little stuff but, when I played FC with vista, I'd get EVERYTHING white.
Albo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-09, 02:05 AM   #5
Toss3
.<<o>>.
 
Toss3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Finland
Posts: 4,763
Default Re: I'm about to install Vista Ultimate Help!

Quote:
Originally Posted by albokid2468 View Post
I got it to work and everything, but an error popped up in XP, I forgot the full thing but everytime I tried to open a program it said the configuartions weren't right (and I should reinstall to see if it would work) I did same deal I uninstalled it, the 25GB is still there, maybe sometime in the future ..

BTW I wanted XP for Far Cry 1 mostly, and some other little stuff but, when I played FC with vista, I'd get EVERYTHING white.
How did you go about installing vista? You need to put the dvd in the drive and then put the dvd-drive as the primary boot device and boot from the installation disc.

How to dual-boot vista and xp with xp installed first
__________________
: :Asus Rampage II Gene : : Core i7 920 4011Mhz : : 6Gb 1600Mhz A-Data DDR3 : : Club3D Theatron Agrippa : : Intel 80GB SSD : : 2xSamsung F1 750Gb : : Sapphire 5850 @ 850/1225Mhz : :
: :Benq FP241W : : Optoma HD80 Projector + 92" Screen : : Genelec 8020B speakers : : Sony MDR-XB700 Headphones : : Razer Lycosa : : Razer Lachesis : :
Toss3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Mageia 2 Cannot Install 71.86.15 for Riva TNT/TNT2 kbulgrien NVIDIA Linux 3 06-29-12 09:27 AM
Why Windows 8 could be the next Vista News Archived News Items 0 06-15-12 11:30 AM
nForce + RedHat 7.3 Success Story rtz NVIDIA Linux 47 02-15-03 03:20 AM
Red Hat null(limbo beta 3), guide to install Nvidia Drivers utiel NVIDIA Linux 21 09-30-02 06:32 PM
can't install old det's after 40.41's m!n!0n NVIDIA Windows Graphics Drivers 1 09-16-02 12:58 PM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:54 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ©1998 - 2014, nV News.