|I would look into using an XP virtual machine (VM) on Vista. I have that running, and it is much better than dual-boot, especially just to run some programs. I use my XP VM on my Vista desktop to log into the VPN at work and work from home using it. There are several advantages to using a VM. You don't have to split your disk storage between 2 OS's, you have access to both OS's at the same time, and it isn't as risky to your system.|
You can do this using the free VMware VMplayer, just use it to make a Windows XP VM using your XP installation media. There are several pages on the internet that give good instructions on how to do this.