How to download bootloader for Win Xp Sp3 if possible

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Ok so here's my problem. I will try to explain it as well as I can. I am in need of a software, bootloader called as I found out, that would help me with my booting process on my system running on Windows Xp Sp3. A friend of mine told me I can find that on Windows Vista or that it is compatible only with Windows Vista, something like that. But I am sure you guys here at TechyV know better than him, and you can instruct me on how to download bootloader for Win Xp Sp3 if it is possible, and I really hope that it is.

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How to download bootloader for Win Xp Sp3 if possible


Hi Marjorie!

Yes, indeed, you can install the Vista boot loader on a non-Vista machine, like Windows XP. It is really important to have the Vista downloaded and installed legally, so pay attention! First you have to use a computer that has Vista installed on it. Go to the C: drive, the Windows folder and then go to Boot folder. Make a zip archive with the Boot folder.

Go to the XP machine and extract the archive in the same location where you took it from on the Vista computer. You can transport the archive using an USB flash drive, or a CD, a DVD, etc. Now you should see a Boot folder on the XP computer too. Download the boot loader and install it. Run it, and you will be prompted that it isn't installed and if you want to repair it. Click Yes.

When it asks you for the letter of a Vista drive, type the letter that has your XP partition, where you copied the files before. When it asks for a boot drive letter, give the letter of the drive that contains the boot.ini and ntldr files (which is usually C:). Wait for the boot loader to finish its job. Once you finish you'll have an entry to boot into Vista – delete it from the Add/Remove Entries screen and add a new entry for Windows XP.

Don't forget to reboot! Good luck!

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