How to install Windows XP after installing Windows Vista

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This trick will help you to install Windows XP if you have installed Windows Vista first. Suppose you have installed Windows Vista in drive C and you need Windows XP in D drive,then do the following.

  • Perform a clean install of Windows Xp by booting from Xp setup CD.
  • Boot from Windows Vista DVD and select regional settings then click next.
  • Select Repair your Computer,then it will detect Windows Vista’s partition and repair all types of problems which caused boot problems in Vista.
  • Click on Repair button OR then choose Startup Repair option.
  • Restart and boot into Windows Vista and run CMD (as Administrator) and execute the following commands one by one.
  1. bcdedit /create {ntldr} /d “Earlier version of Windows”
  2. bcdedit /set {ntldr} device boot
  3. bcdedit /set {ntldr} path \ntldr
  4. bcdedit /displayorder {ntldr} /addlast

Reboot the computer now . Now you will see both the versions of Windows XP and Windows Vista in the boot menu.

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