View Full Version : Can't Dual boot XP and 8?? need help!
05-14-2012, 09:50 PM
Ok so i was wanting to Dual boot XP and 8. I ran into a problem. I installed Xp but it would not let me choose to boot windows 8 when i started the computer. Maybe i am making a noob mistake but i don't know help me out guys and I will be very appreciative.
05-15-2012, 01:50 AM
The older OS needs to be installed first. Win XP should be installed in the C Drive, then Win 8 CP should be installed in the next partition ( probably E or F or whatever) You have to boot to the DVD and choose a Custom Install, then point to the partition where you wish to install Win 8 CP.
The Win XP boot loader does not recognize Win 8 CP as a valid OS and will show it as blank space so if it's installed second, it's boot loader will not see Win 8 CP.
05-15-2012, 06:54 PM
Hi Ted, thanks for your suggestion. Now WINDOWS XP and Win 8 is running on my pc :o, some IT professional installed it for me.
05-16-2012, 12:51 AM
IT professional??? They should have known better, geezzz!!! Thanks for posting back to let us know.
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