Installing Another XP OS

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gkleinfeldt

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I recently upgraded my XP to SP2. I have since that time upgraded my hardware and software programs to work on XP2. However there is no upgrade for my movie making program for XP SP2. I lake SP2 since I have worked out the bugs and would like to keep it. Can I Reinstall windows XP on another partition on my hard drive so I can boot to this installation when I work with Adobe premiere(my movie making program) and Pinnacle DV500(my capture card) And if so how big of a partition should I set-up. Thank You
 
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Any programs that you have that ran on SP1 will probably run on SP2. What problem are you having? It may simply need to be added to DEP exclusions.
 

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The programs ran on sp1. The program is adobe premier 6.5. The problem is with the hardware from the Pinnacle DV500 capture device. Pinnacle makes an overlay software program to the Adobe Premier 6.5 and I have contacted them. They said that the DV500 is not compatible with SP2. The video capture device is not being recognized by SP2 and if I try to reinstall the drivers windows shuts down and I have to restart and restore to before I tried to reinstall the drivers. Pinnacle says there will not be an update to the DV500 for SP2. This was very expensive($500) so I am trying to work a way around it . Thanks
 
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It looks like you have investigated this thoroughly.

I've installed XP Pro on a 3 gig partition before. It doesn't leave a lot of space for moving around, but if you are not installing much to that partition, you should be fine.

After setting up the partition, boot from the XP CD and choose that partition for the installation when the option appears. XP should set up the dual boot for you automatically, if everything goes as advertized.

An alternative would be to run XP SP1 in a virtual machine from within SP2 so that you could have both operating systems running simultaneously. But if this is the only use you have for a virtual PC program, it may not be worth the expense to you.

Here are a couple, just in case:

http://www.vmware.com/products/desktop/ws_features.html (Supports most operating systems)
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/virtualpc/default.mspx (Supports only Windows operating systems)
http://fabrice.bellard.free.fr/qemu/ (QEMU Virtual CPU emulator. Somewhat experimental, but allows me to run Linux in a window on my XP Pro desktop. Free.)
 
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