Windows 10: Installing Windows XP alongside Windows 10 via VHD

  1.    15 May 2016 #1

    Installing Windows Vista alongside Windows 10 via VHD


    Hi everyone,

    I have a Dell 3531 Laptop currently running Windows 10,

    I'd like to install Windows Vista on a VHD so I can dual boot Windows 10 and Vista. I've tried it a few times but I can't figure it out. I was wondering if anyone could help me on how to do it, or if it is even possible to do.

    I know it may sound a little weird that I want to dual boot windows 10 with such an older version of windows, but I have my reasons!!!

    Thanks!!
    Last edited by Gabe0014; 15 May 2016 at 19:42.
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  2.    15 May 2016 #2

    I don't believe that Vista supports Native VHD Boot:
    Understanding Virtual Hard Disks with Native Boot
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       16 May 2016 #3

    kebero said: View Post
    I don't believe that Vista supports Native VHD Boot:
    Understanding Virtual Hard Disks with Native Boot
    Exactly.

    All Windows Vista and later versions and editions support booting another OS from VHD, but the Windows version and edition you install to a VHD must be one of the following:
    • Windows 7: Ultimate or Enterprise
    • Windows 8 / 8.1: Pro or Enterprise
    • Windows 10: Pro, Education or Enterprsise

    In addition Windows Server 2008 R2 and later editions can be booted from a VHD.

    Kari
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