Booting xp from Win7 ramdisk

Ultimate Windows 7 ultimate 64-bit
June 7, 2010 at 16:55:39
Specs: windows 7 ultimate x64
Is there a way to boot windows xp while windows 7 is running without restarting the computer? The reason I ask is because I want to boot xp from my ramdisk. I tried using disklessangel, but I could not get it to work. I setup the ramdisk, but I cannot boot xp from it because the program that loads the ramdisk backup onto the ramdisk does not run until windows 7 is loading, so the ramdisk is not available to boot xp from.Is there a way to run xp from a disk partition or dvd and then move it to the ramdisk?

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#1
June 7, 2010 at 17:42:03
You have Windows 7 Ultimate. That allows you to run a downloaded free cop of WinXP pro and run it in a virtual mode. No need to reboot then. Look at the link below.

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/vi...



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#2
June 7, 2010 at 18:35:11
But how do I run the xp in ram with that?

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#3
June 7, 2010 at 19:44:03
I am not sure I understand your issue. A RAM disk is just a virtual disk.

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#4
June 7, 2010 at 20:05:01
A ramdisk is a disk that is created by software that makes the computer think that part of the ram(1.5gb in my case) is a hard drive.

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#5
June 8, 2010 at 04:44:27
I understand that. Still don't get the need though. Running WinXP in virtual PC gives you the same access you have with any installed program. You can go in and out as desired.

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#6
June 8, 2010 at 05:12:36
But if I run xp from the ramdisk it will be much faster because ram is a lot faster than a hard drive.

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