How to install WindowsXP on my already preloaded Windows Vista

India
August 5, 2008 5:10am CST
I have my hp laptop already preloaded with Windows Vista home premium and now I want to install a second OS WindowsXP without causing problem to vista so that I can use any OS of my choice when I log in. Someone please tell me the steps to install second OS on an already preloaded computer. Many thanks in advance for all those who share their part
5 responses
@dreamssri (1796)
• India
5 Aug 08
hey thats nothing friend!1 just insert the xp cd in the tray and boot the cd (press reboot,press F10 repeatedly when booting)....once you boot the cd thats nothing..it will load some files and then automatically reboot...the rest you know,i think... Thanks, Sri
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@neilchua (888)
• Philippines
5 Aug 08
well the first thing that you should do is for you to configure your laptop to boot from the cd first and not from the hard disk. once you've done that. just insert your win xp to your cd rom drive and that should do it. how to configure the boot configuration: once your computer starts, when you see the memory countdown press delete right away so that instead of booting the vista from the hard disk it will go to your BIOS. once inside the bios look for the option on how your system boots up. it varies so i cannot really tell you how to change it. usually it is denoted by boot sequence. so change your boot sequence to cdrom first then hard disk. then save it. once your computer start it will try to look for bootable file on the cdrom. that should do the trick:) have a good day
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• India
5 Aug 08
i think its a risky job, buddy. i think u better consult a professional before moving in
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@nahidbd (731)
• Bangladesh
5 Aug 08
It is difficult process to install windows xp on windows vista installation. First you will need an extra drive for windows, if you don't have extra, try creating with the process described on the link. Install windows xp to that separate partition and follow the steps described with images: http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/install-windows-xp-on-your-pre-installed-windows-vista-computer/
• India
6 Aug 08
hey buddy thanks for the link. hope this links helps everyone who has the similar question like mine.
@pkraj111 (2459)
• India
5 Aug 08
Is your hard disk partitioned. If yes it is very easy.Just check the partition drive in which your OS is loaded.(Usually C drive).Select the drive on which u want to install XP.Transfer the files in that drive to other drive or a cd Then insert XP CD and restart the system.Just follow the instructions when installing they are all very easy to understand. If it is not partitioned then u can use some partition manager to do that and then install it on the empty drive