milesp 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
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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