How to embed WinXP Home edition in VISTA Home
Thread poster: gdesai
gdesai  Identity Verified
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Dec 30, 2008

Does anyone know how to embed WinXP Home in VISTA Home?
And, will the hardware peripherals (printer, scanner, etc.) supported by XP also be supported by such embedded WinXP?
Would appreciate any support.
A healthy, happy and prosperous New Year to fellow-translators.

[Edited at 2008-12-30 10:23 GMT]


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Miroslav Jeftic  Identity Verified
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Hm. Dec 30, 2008

Can you explain more what do you actually need, that is, what do you mean by embedding here? Is it dual boot, using virtual machine, or something else?

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Spiros Doikas  Identity Verified
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Parallels Dec 30, 2008

You can try Parallels software for multiple OSs or you can create a partition, install a different OS and dual boot.

If you use google you will find pretty many tutorials on how to do that.


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gdesai  Identity Verified
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Start VISTA and 'click' on WinXP icon to run WinXP Dec 30, 2008

Hello Miroslav
Not a dual boot - an option that is already available to me, rather I imagine a WinXP-icon on VISTA desktop that I can click and can run WinXP.


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Mulyadi Subali  Identity Verified
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os level virtualization Dec 30, 2008

looks like you need virtualization program. you can try the freeware virtual box.
i don't see the benefit of installing windows on another windows though.


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Spiros Doikas  Identity Verified
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Try Dec 30, 2008

http://www.virtualbox.org/
http://amagard.wordpress.com/2008/09/24/windows-xp-under-windows-vista-with-virtualbox-20/


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Miroslav Jeftic  Identity Verified
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Not possible. Dec 31, 2008

gdesai wrote:

Hello Miroslav
Not a dual boot - an option that is already available to me, rather I imagine a WinXP-icon on VISTA desktop that I can click and can run WinXP.


No, that would be impossible. Of course, you could run it inside a virtual machine as it's already suggested, but embedding it in the way you want is not possible; at least I never heard of such way.


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Piotr Bienkowski  Identity Verified
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Vista breaks some software Dec 31, 2008

Mulyadi Subali wrote:

looks like you need virtualization program. you can try the freeware virtual box.
i don't see the benefit of installing windows on another windows though.


Reportedly, some software will not run on Vista as it does on Windows XP. Maybe that is the purpose of this exercise.

Regards,

Piotr

[Edited at 2008-12-31 05:55 GMT]


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