vista with XP added, how do I do it

jason February 4, 2009 at 20:13:38
Specs: Windows Vista
I just got a new computer with a 750 gig hard drive. It has Vista on it. I need to install XP to run a couple of CAD programs. I have been told that they do not run on Vista, tried to install any way, to find out they dont work on Vista. I guess I need to partition my hard drive and install XP. My question is how do I do that, and how much space do I need to partition for XP. The programs I will be installing will use up about 3-4 gig. Any help with this would be great. The other question is, should I partition another section of the hard drive for storing data. If I do that, will both operating systems save files to that section and how do I set that up?

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February 16, 2009 at 12:38:03
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.


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