Xp install on separate partition

September 9, 2012 at 11:35:56
Specs: win7 ultimate, 2.8amdx4/12g ram
I have win7 installed. I tried to boot from my win xp disk so I could install it on a separate partition and just as the disk said starting windows the computer came back with a stop screen that something had happened and windows stopped what was happening any ideas. Tks.

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September 9, 2012 at 12:18:51
Please post more information from the stop screen, such as the error code. Without that, it could be caused by any number of things. The stop code helps us to diagnose the problem or give you relevant advice.

In any event, you should first make sure that there are Windows XP drivers available for your PC model or motherboard before trying to install it.

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September 9, 2012 at 12:25:03
Why would you want a decade old operating system, try Virtual Mode, manufacturers are abandoning XP on modern hardware:


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September 9, 2012 at 18:34:54
As mentioned, if you really need XP for a program that will not install under Windows 7, even under compatibility mode, install it as a virtual machine - the link above will give you the details. If you just want to 'play' with XP then resurrect an old machine of the right generation that will have XP drivers available for it, wipe the hard drive and do a completely clean installation. If you choose carefully (a decent dual core CPU), add a bit of additional memory and a generation old graphics card, and you can have a zippy little mess-around machine. You might just have one of these just laying around from before your last upgrade.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.

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