Solved Can't install XP Pro on an embedded Windows 7 computer

Microsoft Windows xp professional w/serv...
October 10, 2012 at 19:24:46
Specs: Windows 64, 3.10 gigahertz Intel Core i3-2100
What is complete step's to installing windows xp professional on an embedded windows 7 please?

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#1
October 11, 2012 at 00:10:26
Can you clarify what you mean by an 'embedded windows 7'? Are you looking to completely replace Windows 7 with XP (not really a good idea)?, set it up as a dual boot system?, or set XP up as a virtual machine within Windows 7?. Or something totally different?

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#2
October 11, 2012 at 03:51:41
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If you mean create a dual boot system (win-7/XP) then it's all covered variously "out there" and can be found via a google etc... (create dual boot windows 7 and XP).

One such hit is:

http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/8790...

and this one from "here" discusses similarly.

http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum...

Ideally the older OS goes in first; but it can happen and work if older goes in after an existing newer/younger OS.


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#3
October 11, 2012 at 09:45:48
Yes johnr, by ''embedded'' I am meaning that, that is way my Lenovo came from factory, with the windows 7 ''permanatly installed'' on the drive, so I suppose I am looking for how to duel boot it so I can also install windows xp professional X 64-bit edition, which I understand is the xp U have to put in on a 64-bit system. Thank you so much for your help, Dave

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#4
October 11, 2012 at 11:09:34
The first link I suggested ought to tell and guide you how to do it.

And as I suggested a general trawl/search via google will bring up a few more similar guides/how to etc.

And as johnr suggests you "could"install XP in a virtual machine environment; the OS will run within a window inside win-7.


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#5
October 11, 2012 at 17:07:02
RoughRider41,
If you are trying to install xp because of older progs....I would pass on that. You can run ALL your older programs in compatibility mode on win 7.
Xp is over 10 yrs old already....and win 7 is the best windows OS around....

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#6
October 11, 2012 at 20:08:25

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#7
October 11, 2012 at 22:50:33
Incidentally, you don't need to install 64bit XP, 32bit will install quite happily, it's only when you have a 32bit processor and try installing 64bit that you have problems.

As XPUser (who is really due for a name change, judging by response#5 ;-) ) says, it's worth trying installing software you are having issues with in compatibility mode first (right-click the installer file for 'troubleshoot compatibility issues'),

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#8
October 12, 2012 at 05:20:05
'As XPUser (who is really due for a name change, judging by response#5 ;-) )'

haha....that is pretty funny...

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#9
October 12, 2012 at 10:00:34
Outlook 2002 won't run properly in win-7; whereas it does OK in XP...

It won't retain passwords...

And I have heard mutterings at times that some other apps. won't work as "flawlessly" as they dun in XP...; but apart from Outlook I have no experience in that regard...

Anyway the OP has options various he can ponder over?


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#10
October 14, 2012 at 14:32:26
I don't think you really do have embedded windows 7 you may have pre-loaded windows home version. You can't easily run xp unless you run in a virtual pc. I'd pay the extra money to upgrade to windows 7 pro and get the entire xp and virtual machine if you don't already have a full xp copy.

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#11
October 15, 2012 at 01:43:54
Incidentally, some of the current windows-7 systems don't have drivers etc. written for them to run XP; at least if installed as a complete OS in its own right - dual/mulit-boot or solo OS. How that may apply if in a Virtual Machine mode no idea; but I suspect it will be similar - no drivers, not likely/able to install/run.

Might be useful to check on the Lenovo web-site to see if it is XP compliant, and drivers are available. What model do you have?


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#12
October 15, 2012 at 06:28:57
Dear trvir: my pc is: LENOVO 7517A2U ThinkCentre M81 and the preinstall it came with is: Windows 7 Professional (x64) Service Pack 1 (build 7601). I have a legal disk OS of Windows xp professional X 64 bit that I am trying to put in with the preinstall, I guess that is called ''duel boot''. I am not to smart on what I am trying to do here, so just fishing around on net trying find a ''easy to understand'' set of instruction's on how to do this. I did install virtual PC, so have that so far, what ever it's supposed to do--lol. Anyway, I sure thank you for your kindness & help. Dave
PS Here is some processor info of my pc: .10 gigahertz Intel Core i3-2100
128 kilobyte primary memory cache
512 kilobyte secondary memory cache
3072 kilobyte tertiary memory cache
64-bit ready
Multi-core (2 total)
1499.04 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
1440.59 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space

HL-DT-ST DVD-RAM GH60N [Optical drive] Hosted Virtual Machines: Windows XP Mode Memory Modules c,d: 8018 Megabytes Usable Installed Memory


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#13
October 15, 2012 at 08:34:29
You still haven't said why you need XP - is it to run particular software or you just prefer it to Win7?

If you installed 'Virtual PC' correctly, if you look under its listing in the start menu you should have 'XP Mode' listed - this starts XP within Windows 7 and this is actually the simplest thing to use if you just need occasional access to XP without having to reboot.

If you want it as a totally independent option then you need to set it up as a dual-boot, and the link in response#2 gives you an easy guide on how to do it - if you cannot understand it or are not sure then trying to set it up is really not for you.

Incidentally it looks as if XP drivers are all available, at least on the UK site.

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#14
October 15, 2012 at 13:58:33
Aaaah, ok, thank you johnr, and yes, I am just spoiled by good old xp that I've had since 1st bought pc in 2003. Thank you, Dave

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#15
October 18, 2012 at 09:49:20
I haven't figure'd out how to select ''best answer'' here, but the best answer that was posted to me, was the one's of going to google and ''google it''--lol. Thank you folk's, Dave

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#16
October 19, 2012 at 07:38:54
ooops - apologies RoughRider41.

Inadvertently clicked on the voting button and set it to "-1".

Have messaged Justin to have it reset to default "0".

All the replies here contributed equally (as is generally the case in most/all posts/replies). Some by clarifying what "kit" you already have; some by suggesting and clarifying suitable options (e.g. VM and/or compatibility mode) - besides an obvious dual boot routine...?

I don't personally hold with or go for the system of voting for replies. It has in the past caused more than a little rancour and disharmony; created distractions to problem solving, and discouraged many who might have otherwise helped (and driven a more than a few away from such sites). And generally (from my perspective at least) it hasn't improved "quality" of replies, or contributed anything useful to such forums.

I would like to see the voting system dropped from here; as the Computing.net forum was one of the best on the www without any such "encouragement and frills"...

Also nice to see XPUser4Real is still around - and trust he won't wouldn't/won't seriously consider a name change - even if M$ do manage to "kill orf" XP itself... It's evolved into a decent OS over time, and many "an older system" is quite happy with it...


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#17
October 19, 2012 at 07:40:50
Ah - I note the voting button has been reset... even while I was typing/posting my apology to RoughRider...

Thank you to whomever...!

trvlr


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#18
October 19, 2012 at 14:53:08
Also nice to see XPUser4Real is still around
Thanks Travlr, I didn't see you in a long while either.....good to see you back...

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#19
October 26, 2012 at 11:40:38
Aah, tivir, no apolgy necessary, your kindness is way sufficient. GOD bless you, Dave

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