Dual OS boot with Vista and XP

By soeren_dk
Oct 16, 2007
  1. Hi all,

    Have been attempting to create a dual OS boot on my PC. I would like a Vista Home Premium and my XP Pro. The plan is to place each OS on its own partion (each partions are 250GB)

    Have made two attempts - the first one crashed and gave me an "disk read error" after installing the second OS (XP).

    Then I took it from the beginning - installing Vista from scratch, then the XP and this attempt just starts XP and ignores the Vista (as in Im not getting an option to select OS).

    Should anything be set up for the machine to "see" both OS'es??

    Please post any suggestions..

    Best Soeren
  2. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,742   +418

    XP then Vista. ALWAYS install the older Microsoft OS first when setting up a dual boot.
  3. MMDominator88

    MMDominator88 TS Rookie Posts: 119

  4. soeren_dk

    soeren_dk TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Hey Guys,

    Thanks a lot - will delete and reinstall the Vista on top of the XP. I appreciate it the answers

    Best Soeren
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