Vista & XP in same system dual OS?
Question: I just bought HP dv6000 series laptop which come with Vista premium, i want to load WIndows Xp in seprate drive , but once i boot using CD it shows "No hard discs plugged windows will quit installation" ... How can i install XP in VISTA compatible PC's??
Best Answers: Vista & XP in same system dual OS?
hey , New HP system comes with SATA enabled drives . restart the computer in F10 or F2 to get into BIOS under Advanced > disabled SATA controllers IF your computer came with raid system In BIOS change the RAID settings to IDE restart the computer with OS cd > setup would find the drive best of luck
Hey Rusty, You are one brave man!! People dread about problem with one version of Windows & you have TWO versions??? I think that drive letter E is assigned to the Secondary Master (The CD\DVD Drive) However I think you can change that from BIOS.. If I were you I'd keep one OS.. XP or Vista.. choice is yours, I'd go with XP for the moment, maybe later upgrade to Vista when there is more support for it.
You should provide us with more information such as how is the drive connected. I don't believe this issue can occur with an IDE hdd drive it must be sata so then it is also not being detected properly in the BIOS. I suggest you consult with your user manual of which you will probably have to get off the net or ring HP and ask them and hopefully they may know. I have had limited experience with Vista and I have had this problem trying to install Windows Home server Release Candidate but am not sure why I had this issue as XP was already installed properly so why couldn't it detect the hdd. It might be that the right bios driver is not installed but is provided on a disc for you to install or may need to be downloaded. Hopefully this helps. This issue is not straight forward without diagnosing the system live. If you have any more questions drop me an email and I will try and look further into the issue at the earliest convenience.
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In addition to other answers, look on the MS site under http://support.microsoft.com and scroll down until you see Knowledge Base. Thre is a wealth on information available by typing a few key word such as dual boot, or under the Vista section ask for XP load. I have found no need to have both since Vista is XP with a differnt menu system that sucks.
Lost couldn't be more wrong It doesn't matter what order the OS's are installed you can have up to 4 bootable partitions I currently have IN THIS ORDER Linux , windows 2000, windows xp pro , windows 7 Beta ,
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