Solved cant reinstall Windows XP on Windows 7 PC

September 14, 2011 at 08:40:24
Specs: Windows 7 interprise , 4gb
hi i have windows seven but im trying to re install windows xp for a job..... but when i try to install it from my desktop the intall icon is greyed out, it looks like this http://tinypic.com/r/2itmq29/6 and when i try to shut down the computer and boot it with the f12 command it wond let me boot the cd... i was able to when i had xp as many times as i wanted.... do any one know how to fix this, im not a computer geek so im going to need simple steps.

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#1
September 14, 2011 at 17:29:24
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That's normal. The Windows XP installer will disable the option to launch an installation or upgrade from a newer version of Windows.

If you can't get the computer to boot from the CD, try changing the boot order in the BIOS to boot from the CD drive first.


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#2
September 14, 2011 at 19:45:56
Don't overwrite Windows 7, shrink a 100GB or so off your hard drive and create a new partition there for installing XP on. Then when you are done you pop in the Windows 7 disk and do a start up repair and you will be able to choose which you boot to. If you plan to use XP a lot then consider adding another hard drive to install XP on.

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


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#3
September 15, 2011 at 02:52:15
imy problem is solved, i just had a damage xp disc, so it kept saying boot failure.... thank u guys for the help.

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