Search under "xp vista dual boot"
Here's one hit: http://apcmag.com/how_to_dual_boot_v...step_guide.htm
It sounds like you've already done most of the work, but that you need to
configure a bootloader to determine which OS you start into.
I hope that you can find all of the XP drivers that you'll need. Some PC
makers are unhelpful in that, if the machine was never sold with XP.
I haven't personally dualbooted since I did it with Win98 and NT4. I'd
prefer to downgrade the PC to XP completely. As the machine is running Home
Basic, I doubt that you need Vista at all. (I've been running Vista X64,
mainly so I could use more than 4 GB of RAM. I hoped that the driver
situation was better for Vista X64 than for XP X64.)
"Nodame" <Nodame.3c29b6e@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> My computer is now running Vista Home Basics but I also want to have XP
> installed as many of my music software are not compatible with Vista.
> However, I am having trouble installing XP from CD boot. It gave the
> error "SHSUCDX can't be installed" and the installation cannot start.
> Is there any way to install both XP and Vista in a computer? I have
> done a partition trying to have one with Vista installed and the other
> one with XP. However, Vista seems to always require itself to be the
> primary active drive and it always recognizes itself as the C drive no
> matter how I rename them.
> Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.
> Thx in advance.