Using XP And Vista Operating Systems On One Computer

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Roger Sheffield, Jul 27, 2008.

  1. I have recently changed my computer to one with Vista Home Premium installed
    and I have found that several pieces of software that I have used happily
    with XP will not run using the Vista operating system. The particular
    software is very expensive, consisting of 3, CAD programs and my accounts
    program. Is it possible to install XP on my system and still retain the Vista
    operating system or do I have to format my hard drive and start again? It
    would be nice if Microsoft could bring out a service pack to make Vista 100%
    compatable.
     
    Roger Sheffield, Jul 27, 2008
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  2. Roger Sheffield

    Mick Murphy Guest

    http://apcmag.com/the_definitive_dualbooting_guide_linux_vista_and_xp_stepbystep.htm

    Just pick out Vista 1st, then XP, from the short list.
    It's very good info.

    Another way to go, would be to install XP on a Virtual PC
    It is called Multi-booting, and is free from Microsoft.
    Info below.

    http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/Windows/en-US/Help/97a74f0e-798d-45ff-b9bf-7feed68c40e51033.mspx

    Re Program compatibility.
    Have you tried right-clicking on the Programs' setup.exe> then Properties>
    compatibility tab across the top>Install in XP SP2 mode?
     
    Mick Murphy, Jul 27, 2008
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  3. Roger Sheffield

    Telstar Guest

    Actually, it is no longer at that link. The site does not mention Vista
    Home Premium as supported as a host. Is this correct?
     
    Telstar, Jul 27, 2008
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  4. You have this that works on Home Premium I hear.

    <http://www.microsoft.com/windows/products/winfamily/virtualpc/default.mspx>
     
    Kicking Albright, Jul 27, 2008
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  5. Roger Sheffield

    Mick Murphy Guest

    It is at that link!
    MS has never supported Virtual PC with vista Home Premium.
    But it does work with Home Premium
     
    Mick Murphy, Jul 28, 2008
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  6. Roger Sheffield

    Nonny Guest

    Nonny, Jul 28, 2008
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  7. Thanks everybody, it looks as though Virtual PC might be the answer. I have
    not downloaded it yet but I have run the demo and am suitably impressed.

    I will comment after I've gone down this road. :)
     
    Roger Sheffield, Jul 28, 2008
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