Installing Window XP on second primary partition

July 15, 2012 at 11:24:28
Specs: Windows XP, XP/2600-1024/133
How to install windows XP on a new computer, get blue screen even after booting from CD rom, starts installation but fails to load because it is reading windows had to stop, not safe to continue. Please note that Windows 7 is already installed but it will not run some of my 32 bit programs that do run on XP, that is why I want to install in seperate partition but somehow it is being stopped, I don't see how but it is happenning. I am booting from the CD ROM.
I should be seeing after file load (installation) my current program and the partition and then it should ask if I want Windows loaded in seperate partition or replace Windows with XP.

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#1
July 15, 2012 at 11:39:07
If you want to put it on a separate partition, you have to create it first. You can't do that from an XP CD. It requires a different boot disk.

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#2
July 15, 2012 at 11:59:10
(1) changed BIOS to boot (1st) from CD ROM.
(2) re-started and boot to CD ROM, started to install files.
(3) when asked if you want to continue to install Windows, yes (ENTER) once it started to load I got the blue screen
A PROBLEM HAS BEEN DETECTED AND WINDOWS HAS BEEN SHUT DOWN TO PREVENT DAMAGE.
Note, I am running windows 7 and it has no issues that I know about but I can't run the old 32 bit programs that ran OK with my past computer.
Windows should load and detect current Windows just like it does with my other 2 computers.
The answer to your question that was asked, There is an allocated primery partition already which is 40 GB. Is there a write protection on this new HP computer.

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#3
July 16, 2012 at 06:44:10
Installing XP after Win7 is a bit tricky, plus if you have a SATA HDD, XP will NOT recognize it unless you take one of 3 steps:

1. install the SATA drivers at the start for the XP installation by pressing F6, then loading the drivers from a floppy disk
2. change the SATA setting in the BIOS to IDE mode
3. create an all new XP installation CD with the SATA drivers slipstreamed into it.

But as guapo pointed out, before even attempting to install XP, you need to create a partition for XP to install to. You can't do it from the XP disc, it has to be done in advance using a 3rd party program such as Easeus Partition Master. Get the free version, it works great.

It would help to know your system specs, I'm guessing they're not "XP/2600-1024/133? You mentioned a it's new HP computer? If it is, it probably already has the max number of primary partitions (4), so to be able to do anything, one of those partitions has to go or has to be converted to logical. Here's some tips:

http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebo...

http://askubuntu.com/questions/1498...

BTW, have you tried running your programs in XP compatibility mode?


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#4
July 16, 2012 at 07:47:15
Hi Bandido,

I am Makarand P from the Dell Social Media and Communities team.

With regards to your issue, i would suggest not running Windows 7 with Windows XP on the hard drive despite being on 2 separate partitions since it creates a conflict with reference to registry entries. If its on a separate hard drive, you could alter the sequence in boot menu depending on your preferences or while booting up, it would ask you. Windows 7 does not allow multiple windows operating systems on the same drive.

FYI: Ubuntu and other Linux based systems can run and co-exist at the same time.

Kindly revert for further clarifications,

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#5
July 16, 2012 at 08:14:24
"With regards to your issue, i would suggest not running Windows 7 with Windows XP on the hard drive despite being on 2 separate partitions since it creates a conflict with reference to registry entries"

Absolutly untrue. Two separate partitions is the same as two separate hard drives as far as the operating system is concerned. It's only when you put both OS's on the same partition is where you can run into registry problems.


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#6
July 16, 2012 at 08:24:33
Thanks THX 1138 for the correction. There are no registry conflicts with using different partitions.

This is also incorrect. Booting the xp cd allows you to delete and create partitions as part of the install.

"If you want to put it on a separate partition, you have to create it first. You can't do that from an XP CD. It requires a different boot disk."

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#7
July 16, 2012 at 09:08:18
If this computer came with Windows 7 and all partitions and hard drives were formatted with Windows 7, You will not be able to install Windows XP on any of the partitions until you delete the partition and formatt it with Windows XP.
Windows 7 NTFS file system is newer and different than Windows XP NTFS, and
so the Windows XP disc can not see the hard drive because of the Windows 7
NTFS file system the partitions are running.
The best way to solve your problem is to create a backup image of your Windows 7 partition and then delete all partitions and reformat all partitions with the Windows XP CD and install Windows XP ( make sure that you can get all of the
Drivers for the hardware for this computer of Windows XP, the manufacture may not have Windows XP drivers for it) Once you have Windows XP installed with all the drivers then use the backup image to restore Windows 7 to a different partition.

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#8
July 16, 2012 at 11:34:27
Again with misinformation.

Windows 7 disk management allows you to shrink the partition there by allowing you to create another one to install xp on.

XP can read windows 7 ntfs and visa versa.

You can not use the backup image as described since it would be on a different partition which would result in registry entries being inaccurate [was on c: now on d:].

Repairing windows 7 boot after xp install is easy to perform
http://superuser.com/questions/3057...

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