win xp + vista dual boot ??

  shauny36 10:10 19 Oct 08

is it possible to run xp and vista on the same pc.(dual boot)
have just bought a pc and has got 8gb of ram but xp only sees 4gb so if i load vista will this do the trick of giving me 8gb ram and if i boot up with xp i will only get 4gb.

also can i install different programs onto xp and vista

  intense 10:35 19 Oct 08

Hi I don't know about the RAM question but i dual boot Vista wih XP, what you have to do is install vista on first then install XP if you do it the other way round XP wont recognise a newer operating sytem.

  Covergirl 10:52 19 Oct 08

. . . your normal 32bit Vista will only see 3GB RAM. 64bit Vista sees different amounts in different versions click here for a concise summary.

  ambra4 16:27 19 Oct 08

How to dual-boot Vista with XP (with XP installed first) - step-by-step guide with screenshots

click here

Please note that you have to install all third party programs on each OS, Office, Anti virus,

Firefox, etc

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