Double start of XP and Vista

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The following guide will show you how you can have 2 installed and running operating systems: Windows Vista and XP on same computer and how to easily switch between them. Assume that you have Windows Vista installed and want to add XP as an alternative.

1. Create a second partition which is around 1.5GB in order to accommodate the new Windows XP. If you have a SATA hard drive is required to disable its Advanced Host Controller Interface (AHCI), often because XP supports it. How? – While in Vista run Start-> regedit, log in User Account Control and locate HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\pciide. Change the Start value to 0. Reboot and enter the BIOS, where you set the disk to SATA is to IDE.

2. Insert the installation disc of XP and then you see the message Press any key to boot from CD prompt start the installation. Caution: XP will ask you to share what you want to install it. So select the newly created partition from step Otherwise, you can overwrite it on XP-Vista and documents.

3. After installing XP will notice that loading the Vista hidden. The reason is that XP is slay created by Vista Master Boot Record. It is therefore necessary to create it anew. Put this way it is with DVD-Vista, restart and boot from it. Select from the options: Repair Your Computer-> Select Vista OS-> Next-> Startup Repair -> Finish

4. After loading Vista, select Start-> command, right-click on the screen -> Run as Administrator and enter your data. From there, run the following commands to change the initial menu of boot your system and will add the Windows XP partition

Programs configuration of your Windows XP

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Many programs what to be installed with administrators rights, but some of them require to be run with such rights. When you install the program, hold Shift and right-click the file Setup, then select Run As Administrator and type your username and password. If you want to allow the users to run only certain applications, you can act with the following procedure:

1. Open regedit.exe and locate the following key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer

2. Create new DWORD values ??and then rename “RestrictRun” – and give the value “1? to include the prohibition and “0? – to exclude the ban.

3. Then create a new sub-key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\Restrict\Run and there describe the applications that you want allowed. They must be of type string, and have serial numbers. Restart Windows. This will allow the users to work with certain programs and applications, as they will not be able to start external programs.

Of course you can block some applications and forbid the users to work with them. If you want to forbid only certain applications to launch, you can act with the following procedure:

1. Open regedit.exe and locate the following key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer

2. Create a new DWORD value and name and put “DisallowRun”, if the value “1? – include the prohibition of applications, “0? – allow applications to run.

3. Then create a new sub-key HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\Disallow\Run and there describe the applications that are allowed. They must be of type string, and have serial numbers. Restart Windows.