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10-13-2009 06:17 AM
i own a HP Pavilion dv5 1235dx having the following config:- vista64-bit; 4GB Ram; 320GB HDD
i received my notebook with the HDD partitioned into 4 drives,(one containing the recovery files)
my problem is that, i am unable to use the method specified on of the posts in this forum...(apc mag)
moreover i haven't made any recovery drives for vista.
the XP SP2 drive cannot be read during the boot, i have selected the boot pref as CD/DVD
someone pl. help me.
10-14-2009 01:33 AM
Hi ash_1988, foryour requirement of XP + Vista Dual Boot, you must install in sequese:
1) Windows XP
2) Windows Vista
If Vista install first, you will not able boot correctly, unless using 3rd party bootable software.
10-14-2009 09:40 AM
thanks for replying... but there is another problem to ur solution. Vista was pre-loaded on my notebook. and i havn't yet made a vista recovery disk. the HP copy of vista is stored on my HDD.
can i uninstall Vista and then load XP? but doing so how will i install vista again for dual boot through my HDD..
pl. help me wit it.