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I have no idea, but hows the little one?

I think you should be able to see it OK.

You may not be able to run some software that used to work on XP or even some hardware.

Don't do it Raptor Vista is evil and I hate it !!

Yes it can, I have dual-booted XP & Vista-64 bit no problems, but its worth making a backup of any important documents first just in case the worst does happen! (I've wiped an important partition in the past due to carelessness - not fun!)

jah128;3071965

Yes it can, I have dual-booted XP & Vista-64 bit no problems, but its … Yes it can, I have dual-booted XP & Vista-64 bit no problems, but its worth making a backup of any important documents first just in case the worst does happen! (I've wiped an important partition in the past due to carelessness - not fun!)


Yup me too, good advice :thumbsup:
EVEN with 2 drives, I dropped a right whotsit and had to do a recovery, you dont wanna go there.

raptorcigs;3072003

GONNA USE SEPERATE DRIVES



Unless you change the boot order in bios, the Vista boot-manager will be installed on the boot partition on the primary hard disc - where the XP boot-manager is installed now. This usually isn't a problem - Vista should identify that XP is there, add it to the boot menu and work fine with the main part of the OS installed on the other hard drive, but it will still be making changes to the current setup so best make some sort of backup first :thumbsup: (Worth having anyway!)

If you're installing Vista onto a separate HDD, it's got no reason to touch the other one. TBH I've never heard of this sort of thing happening unless it's been the stupidity of the user in choosing the wrong drive/partition to install to.

FTR, I've got XP and Vista on the same HDD with no problems whatsoever.

It should be fine, you'll simply be able to browse the XP HD within Vista although as recommended above I'd still backup any important data first to avoid potential dramas later.

John

Disconnect the old drive (pull the power plug out of it) and install the new drive as master.
Install VISTA.
Reboot to make sure VISTA is OK.
Shut down and reconnect the old drive power and data cable to a slave or if using CS and a 80 wire cable just leave the data cable as it is.
Start computer and VISTA will boot and the old XP will be accesable for data.
It may not dual boot but you can always edit that after.

Xb0xGuru;3073353

If you're installing Vista onto a separate HDD, it's got no reason to … If you're installing Vista onto a separate HDD, it's got no reason to touch the other one.



Not if you are going the dual-boot method (ie not removing or stopping the original XP drive from being the boot/master drive when Vista is installed). Disconnecting the XP drive first as mentioned above will work fine, but you won't get the Vista boot manager with the option to boot either Vista or XP. Install it with the XP drive still connected as master and Vista will write its small boot-launcher onto the first (XP) drive, overwriting the current XP one - this shouldn't be a problem but it is still making some changes to the XP install...

jah128;3074418

Not if you are going the dual-boot method (ie not removing or stopping … Not if you are going the dual-boot method (ie not removing or stopping the original XP drive from being the boot/master drive when Vista is installed). Disconnecting the XP drive first as mentioned above will work fine, but you won't get the Vista boot manager with the option to boot either Vista or XP. Install it with the XP drive still connected as master and Vista will write its small boot-launcher onto the first (XP) drive, overwriting the current XP one - this shouldn't be a problem but it is still making some changes to the XP install...



Sorry, I meant there would be no reason to touch it meaning disconnect it etc.

If you do get to a stage where the BCD on Vista cannot see your XP partition, just download ]EasyBCD which is an excellent boot config tool for just this purpose.
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