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    how to setup dual boot xp pro & vista rc2

    Hi all,
    I have a Sony Vaio VGN-SZ1m laptop with a 60gb HD in 2 x 30gb partitions - currently I have Xp pro installed on the 1st but am hoping to test out RC2 by installing it on my second partition. Could someone point me in the direction of some help on how I might set this up ....

    any advice, as ever, much appreciated
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    When you install vista to a seperate partition it handles the dual boot setup for you.

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    Bearing in mind that the Vista bootloader will be installed... As always with things like this, take a backup before making changes

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    If you want a simple solution then try the solution recommended by posters above.

    I use XOSL (eXtended Operating System Loader) which is open source and seems to do the job well. It has Ranish Partition Manager built in as well.

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    vista automatically installs it's own boot loader which is vastly improved over previous versions of the windows boot loader but requird vista. also you get the windows memory diagnostic which is alot like memtest.
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    Set this up last night.....download VistaBootPro and it takes the headache out of it for you

    You can run it under Vista or XP/2K and it can install the legacy or vista bootloaders and configure boot options.

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