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nedkelly
14-07-2009, 09:50 AM
Hey im thinking about dual booting my laptop with xp and vista. It currently has vista on it. Found this how to http://apcmag.com/how_to_dual_boot_vista_and_xp_with_vista_installed _first__the_stepbystep_guide.htm could you check over it to see if it would work?
Also want to create an image of current hard drive setup so was going to put my laptop hard drive in a case and use my desktop to image the hard drive and wondering what would be the best to make an image. Norton Ghost or Acronis Home.

nedkelly
14-07-2009, 10:20 AM
has a look at this thread and it looks like the how to I found will work. Now the question is what is better? Norton Ghost or Acronis home?

pcuser42
14-07-2009, 10:24 AM
Shrink the partition, install XP, then use EasyBCD to reinstall the Vista bootloader and add the XP entry. That's how I would do it.

nedkelly
14-07-2009, 10:26 AM
yeah saw that in http://pressf1.co.nz/showthread.php?t=99720.
So what imaging software should i use?

Blam
14-07-2009, 04:50 PM
Any you want.

As long as it does the job.

I find Clonezilla the fastest, and macrium is good(free)

or SelfImage

Blam
14-07-2009, 05:24 PM
*sorry double post*

gary67
14-07-2009, 06:13 PM
I use acronis but I bought it, macrium is supposed to be good but then again if the hdd is either a western digital or seagate they both have their own free software for download to clone the drive