Don't EVER do what I've just done on my computer!
Ever fancied using a duall boot? I do fancy using one, daull booting between XP Pro and Vista Ultimate. Turns out it really messed up my ThinkCentre though...
What I did was rig up an external HDD to my computer and then reboot. I inserted the XP disc into my drive and then booted from it. I had Vista on my computer all ready and wanted to dual boot between XP and Vista. I installed XP on my external hard drive name EXT.80GB and let the installation process finish. I had NOT
backed up any of the files on my Vista configuration btw. However, when the DOS part of the XP installation finished and the PC had to reboot, I was greeted by my friend, the BSOD...so I removed my XP disc and rebooted, BSOD came again, disconnected the external hard drive and then somehow my system became all corrupt (same corrupt file as the one that silly Acer laptop I treid to do the other day).
I then booted of the XP CD again and went into the XP installation repair, tried to repair what I had of XP, wasn't having ANY of it, so I then rebooted of XP disc AGAIN and then told it to save my XP files (the C:\WINDOWS files) in a folder called C:\XP so hopefully my Vista installation would stay ok. Currently, I have got further than I have done before in the last hour or so... oh yes, also forgot to tell you that when I had to reboot during installation I got a "daul booter" screen that said would you like run Microsoft Windows XP Professional OR Microsfot Windows XP Professional
! (I chose Vista!
) No actually, it decided for me and the installation carried on WITHOUT any visits from the BSOD! Currently feeling VERY annoyed as once I've got XP up and running, I'll have to install Vista x64 Uprade again!! But so far going well (I'm using the ThinkPad at the moment! The joy of having two computers lol!)
I'll post up wheter it works (hope it does otherwise I will EXTREMELY annoyed and irritated at myself!) I'm just wondered why on Earth it installed XP on my C:\ drive and NOT my external (F:\)?? I told it to go to EXT.80GB F:\ drive, not my C:\ drive!!