Dual booting XP and Vista, which one to install first?

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  1. DAN513

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    Back in the day, when dual booting with 2000 Pro and 98SE, you had to install 98SE first because it would overwrite the MBR when installing, killing your 2000 install.

    Between XP Pro and Vista Ultimate, which one would I need to install first?
     
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    XP first, will save you a step or two.
     
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    WHY?
     
  4. JayC71

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    XP. Vista does not use the same bootloader as previous versions of Windows. If you install XP after Vista, the older bootloader will overwrite the newer one and you won't be able to boot to Vista.
     
  5. DAN513

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    I have a bunch of apps that I need to test in vista. I'm planning a systems upgrade for the summer and need to be able to say to my boss that these apps don't run properly or at all in vista.
    I've got him convinced that it's not in our best interest to go to vista, I just want to be able to show him exactly why we don't want to do it.
     
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    Generating a conclusion PRIOR to testing is NOT a good scientific method.
     
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    The people who support the 2 programs in question have said the current release doesn't support vista, but the next update released will have support, and I'd much rather test it myself before putting it into a production environment.
     
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    As said, install XP first
     
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    are you testing the next update or the current release? i would generally not put an app in production on an OS that isn't properly supported by the app vendor, especially when the OS that they want to stick with is still a useful one. it isn't like they want you to stick with Win95 or DOS.

    i also wouldn't go right to that next version on Vista. i'd give them some time to work out the kinks.
     

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