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Dual booting XP/Vista

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I have an Acer with Vista on it. I want to put a dual-boot with XP and Vista. I just reformatted my partitioned drive with XP Pro and now want to put Vista on the partition.

The computer came brand new with a DVD called Windows Anytime Upgrade. Is this my operating system for the computer or is it just an upgrade to my orginal Vista installed on this pc? I have the Vista code sticker on the pc as well.


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I have an Acer with Vista on it. I want to put a dual-boot with XP and Vista. I just reformatted my partitioned drive with XP Pro and now want to put Vista on the partition.

The computer came brand new with a DVD called Windows Anytime Upgrade. Is this my operating system for the computer or is it just an upgrade to my orginal Vista installed on this pc? I have the Vista code sticker on the pc as well.


Windows Anytime Upgrade DVD is an Vista edition upgrade method by buying a license online.
http://en.wikipedia....Anytime_Upgrade

It is used to upgrade your vista instead of installing a new Vista OS on your pc.

Edited by MillenX, 06 May 2009 - 12:20 PM.


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This is wrong.

I did the install. I was in XP Partition 1 and stuck in my Vista DVD disk and it said Install and I tried that and eventually said that the Upgrade was not available for XP to Vista but when I clicked on I think Next it then ask me where I wanted the install and I chose Partition 2 and it proceeded to install correctly after I put in my COA that I got from my tower. The same tower that I got with the DVD disk.

After it was all done then I had a dual boot of XP and Vista. It just wanted Vista to be the first boot and I told Vista that I wanted XP the first boot OS and it switched that and now I have restarted many times and it works.

So why did it work?

So the upgrade turned into a fresh install. I did not have to put in any disk to show that I had Windows on the drive.

I did not upgrade a Vista for a higher Vista.

Please explain how this happened and why others said that it is for upgrading Vista to Vista (higher)




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