Vista dual boot with XP failure

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Re: Vista dual boot with XP failure
« Reply #75 on: December 08, 2014, 05:10:20 PM »
Hi Hoov,
Before I begin, a question:  The first steps of the 'secrets' are the same as I originally followed, so there is still that partition out there.  Should I delete it? or can my new XP disk fill in the missing parts in this partition? 

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Re: Vista dual boot with XP failure
« Reply #76 on: December 08, 2014, 06:14:12 PM »
Just leave it there. The Windows install will warn you that there is an OS there, just overwrite it.

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Re: Vista dual boot with XP failure
« Reply #77 on: December 08, 2014, 07:29:28 PM »
Doing good until it asked me for the Product ID, which I had to go get from the label attached to my XP system.....says it's invalid, won't let me go by it.....

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Re: Vista dual boot with XP failure
« Reply #78 on: December 08, 2014, 07:43:01 PM »
Are you sure you entered it in exactly? Didn't get a B and an 8 confused, or any of the other close characters?

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Re: Vista dual boot with XP failure
« Reply #79 on: December 08, 2014, 07:48:33 PM »
yes, tried several times.  Question:  I had more than one XP machines over the years......is this number something that is stored on the disc?  Could I have kept an XP disc from one of my other systems? 

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Re: Vista dual boot with XP failure
« Reply #80 on: December 08, 2014, 08:34:23 PM »
Nope, the discs do not matter. But is the version of XP (Home, Pro, or Media Center) the same as the key?

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Re: Vista dual boot with XP failure
« Reply #81 on: December 08, 2014, 08:37:28 PM »
yes, Home edition

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Re: Vista dual boot with XP failure
« Reply #82 on: December 08, 2014, 08:43:20 PM »
During the Setup, try deleting the partition and then recreating it, then finish the install.

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Re: Vista dual boot with XP failure
« Reply #83 on: December 08, 2014, 08:43:53 PM »
Was your XP disc, a Windows install disc with the hologram or was it an OEM disc?

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Re: Vista dual boot with XP failure
« Reply #84 on: December 08, 2014, 08:49:56 PM »
The disc has no hologram, the envelope that the disc is packaged in directs you to the computer to get the Product Id. The Product Id has the hologram label.

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Re: Vista dual boot with XP failure
« Reply #85 on: December 11, 2014, 04:14:26 PM »
Hi Hoov,
Any thoughts on the Product ID issue?
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Re: Vista dual boot with XP failure
« Reply #86 on: December 12, 2014, 07:18:09 PM »
Sorry for the delay, the last couple days have been crazy at my house. I still am not caught up.
I am sending you a PM in a bit.

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Re: Vista dual boot with XP failure
« Reply #87 on: December 12, 2014, 07:33:56 PM »
No worries......tis the season! :h :h