Windows 7 Will Not Let Me Install WinXP

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January 5, 2010 at 11:48:03
Specs: Windows 7
I tried inserting the disk and clicking install Windows XP from the desktop and the "Install Windows XP" button is faded out and when i try and boot it it just goes straight to the Windows 7 splash screen, here is what my desktop looks like when i try and install from desktop:
http://tinypic.com/r/2itmq29/6

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#1
January 5, 2010 at 11:56:01
when i try and boot it it just goes straight to the Windows 7 splash screen

You should set the cd-rom as first boot device....go to BIOS and do it....then you`ll be able to boot from CD....

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#2
January 5, 2010 at 11:59:30
http://support.microsoft.com/defaul...
How to install or upgrade to Windows XP

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#3
January 5, 2010 at 12:06:54
Do you have a second hard drive or are you trying to install to a second partition on one hard drive?

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#4
January 5, 2010 at 12:11:58
Why do you want to install Windows XP on top of Windows Vista? Do you have a specific reason or need for wanting to do this?

Traditionally earlier Windows version is installed first, followed by a later Windows version.

i_Xp/Vista/W7User


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#5
January 5, 2010 at 12:14:45
How to install or upgrade to Windows XP

Well...actually, this is a downgrade....

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#6
January 5, 2010 at 12:23:31
To answer most questions, I have alot of programs only compatable with XP and want to dual boot but it wont let me launch any install at all

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#7
January 5, 2010 at 12:42:19
Read the Warning message in this ---
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/...
Install more than one operating system (multiboot)

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#8
January 5, 2010 at 21:24:19
I haven't tried this,(installing a downgrade second boot) but dual boot is best on 2 drives or at least 2 partitions on the same drive.
Like said above, make CD first boot drive in BIOS. When XP launches from CD MAKE SURE you do a CUSTOM install so you can choose the drive letter to install on. If Windows 7 won't boot after, you may need to do a repair from the 7 disc to dual boot.
Alt: upgrade to Windows 7 professional (if you have home premium) and you can download compatibility for XP programs(only for pro and ultimate) and run most within 7

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