Solved dual boot installation of windows xp as well as windows 7

Hcl infosystems limited / 9113aa251903
June 27, 2012 at 07:14:18
Specs: Windows 7, 2 gb ram
i have already loaded windows 7 in my pc...now i want to load windows xp as well as windows 7...

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#1
June 27, 2012 at 08:02:54
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#2
June 27, 2012 at 08:11:47
In windows 7 professional or ultimate you can install a virtual machine for XP called XP mode- http://www.microsoft.com/windows/vi...

I am a hardware guy not a software guy but i try to help.


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#3
June 27, 2012 at 19:09:26
Here's what I would do.

- completely wipe the HDD & start from scratch.
- repartition the drive so that you have at least 3 partitions (1 for XP, 1 for Win7, 1 for shared data storage)
- install XP 1st. If you have a SATA HDD, you will need to use one of 3 install methods (install SATA driver from floppy, change SATA setting to IDE, create new XP disc with SATA drivers slipstreamed in)
- after XP is installed & working properly, insert the Win7 disc, do NOT boot off it.
- wait for the popup menu then select Custom (advanced) & direct Win7 to install onto the 2nd partition.


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