I got a new laptop with Vista Home Basic on it. Specs are:
AMD Turion 64 MK36/1024MB RAM/80GB HDD/128MB Graphics
There are certain things that I want to do but can not because of Vista compatibility issue. Now it has two partitions one 65 gb as C:/ and the other recovery one about 15 GB. I would like to install XP professional on this laptop and make it dual boot.
What do you think I should do to go about that. DO I have to format the HDD or should I copy the recovery partition on CDs(I do have a vista dvd that came with laptop). What should I start with? Format HDD?? Make 3 partitions 20gb with xp, 20 gb with vista and 40 for data??(do i need to have another partition for recovery for vista out of 40gb???) I have not done a dual boot ever and not sure what is the best way to do it?
Should I install Xp pro first or Vista home basic first?
Your help would mean a lot to me, point me to the right direction cos I dont wanna mess it all up for me?