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dual booting help

by izote / September 15, 2006 3:07 PM PDT

how to do dual booting i will install from iso file { vista rc1} i have a new partition ready for the installation can any one let me know how? step by step
i am using xp home. thank you

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The easiest way I have found
by retired / September 15, 2006 11:05 PM PDT
In reply to: dual booting help

is to burn the ISO file to a DVD disk and boot from the DVD. You will get a prompt as to which partition to install vista, just make sure you choose the new partition.

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Or use Daemon Tools...
by John.Wilkinson / September 16, 2006 6:37 AM PDT

1.) Download/install the free Daemon Tools.

2.) Right-click the Daemon Tools icon in your system tray, next to your clock, and point to the newly-created virtual drive and select Mount image.

3.) Browse for and select the Vista ISO.

4.) Open up My Computer and double-click the virtual drive of Vista.

5.) Follow the on-screen prompts of the Vista installer, making sure that when prompted where to install Vista to you choose the new partition, not the one containing XP.

This way there is no need to burn a DVD or change your BIOS settings to boot from DVD.

Hope this helps,

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