Satellite L30-105 Dual Boot with XP Possible


I have a Satellite L30-105, and while I do not particularly like Vista, I need to keep it for various reasons. However, I must also now use the laptop with a piece of hardware (a North G2 synthesizer) who does no Vista drivers.

So I think the best thing I can do is to create a dual boot system, but a lot of articles on the net say you need from your CD original Vista, and of course the laptop does not come with one.

So what I want to do possible? And there at - it a guide for how to do this? I have an XP license and the CD that I can use for this.



I installed the XP and Vista on my laptop.
It was a little difficult because the XP installation crushed the Vista MBR (master boot record) and the Boot Manager.
But I solved it by using the original CD of Vista. I had to borrow from a friend.

I booted from CD of Vista and it repaired the Vista Boot Manager.
Then I installed the tool called EasyBCD and set up the Vistas Boot Manager.

That helped get XP and Vista on two different partitions.

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