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August 4, 2011 at 01:07:52
Specs: Windows 7
installing xp with 7

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August 4, 2011 at 03:15:23
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Install XP first.

Make a partition with XP disk and install XP. Leave the rest of HDD unpartitioned.

Then to install Win 7, make another partition ( or use the rest of HDD ) with Win 7 disk and install Win 7 on it.

Basically you should have at least two partitions on HDD, one for XP and the other, for Win 7.

You may wish to have a third partition for data.

Whatever you do, install XP first and Win 7 last.

After installing Win 7 and restarting, you will have two OSes functioning beautifully. You do not need to do anything else. You can boot in to any OS within 30 seconds or your computer will boot in to Win 7 because it will be the default OS.

You can change default OS once you boot in to Win 7.


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August 4, 2011 at 05:25:12
.... If you decide to use a third partition for data, wait and create this with Disk Manager within Windows 7... (Just thought I would add that).

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

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