Solved Install Windows XP in Dual Boot with Pre-Installed Windows 8

July 23, 2013 at 07:01:15
Specs: Windows 8, Core i3
I just got a new mechine of Samsung ultrabook NP540U3C with preinstalled windows 8. What I want to do is that I want to create 8 partitions on disk (There is only one) and install windows XP also on d: drive. I shall be thankful if someone can help me step by step. Thank you

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#1
July 23, 2013 at 08:00:47
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Installing XP on that computer is going to be a serious challenge that may eventually prove futile. One problem, but not the only one, is the lack of XP compatible drivers for your hardware. Most manufacturers find it difficult to justify the considerable effort necessary to create drivers for what is essentially an obsolete OS. It is doubtful that they are available.

If you really must run XP do so on a virtual machine.


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#2
July 23, 2013 at 08:04:33
Thank you for that but I am XP geek only. I dont want to lost genuine win8 but I must want XP also on D drive

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#3
July 23, 2013 at 08:52:38
"Thank you for that but I am XP geek only"

I guess we all were at one time, but you're going to have to learn to change with the times, just like the rest of us.

As LMiller7 said, installing XP is going to be a challenge. Do you know how to install XP to a SATA HDD? Do you have an XP disc with SATA drivers slipstreamed into it or do you intend on messing with the BIOS settings? You're going to have to do one of the other. Also, before doing anything, dig up your make/model of your system devices - chipset, video, sound, network, wireless, etc - then see if any XP drivers even exist for them.

http://www.samsung.com/uk/consumer/...

"I want to create 8 partitions on disk (There is only one)"

Assuming you have a 500GB HDD, slicing it up into 8 partitions seems unrealistic. Why would you need so many partitions? And I'm fairly sure your HDD has more than one partition so the others must be hidden. Where are you getting the "only one" info from? Did you look in Disk Management?

http://pcsupport.about.com/od/windo...

"If you really must run XP do so on a virtual machine"

Agreed.

http://lifehacker.com/5965889/how-t...


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#4
July 23, 2013 at 13:10:11
Agree with those above, the issue with drivers on new hardware will be a huge problem. Stick with running XP under a virtual machine.

"Channeling the spirit of jboy..."


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#5
July 23, 2013 at 13:13:45
What is virtual mechine actuelly?

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July 23, 2013 at 15:05:51

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