If you want to avoid problems down the line, I suggest backup
everything you have got on C and D drive (i.e. Vista and recovery
drives) using Acronis or Norton Ghost 15. Then reformat
everything using Windows XP CD and recreate the partition using
the same CD. Then install XP first then Install Vista on D
drive. This way you have got dual boot on your system and at boot
time you will have 30 seconds by default to choose which Os you
want to boot into.
The purpose of the backups is to have something to go back to just
in case it doesn't work first time round. Multiple boot is always
Windows 2000, then XP, then Vista then Windows 7. We have got a
system on which we have Dos 6.22/Windows 3.10, Windows 95,
Windows98/SE, Windows 2000, Windows XP and Windows 7 though no
body uses it but we need it just in case we want to test something
Incidentally ignore Twayne because he is a known troll on these
newsgroups and he knows nothing but how to abuse people.
> Have HP Pavioin with VISTA, one physical drive (C with four partitions on
> C: is the one with VISTA
> D: recovery
> E and F - logical partitions for data storage.
> Want to install XP into one of the existong partitions.
> However when the installation process come to the screen to select a
> partition it shows no partition at all. Instead it shows four things which
> look like drive placeholders, each saying that there is no drive in it
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