Yes, basically 7 isn't meeting every need I have so XP is a must for me (nothing against 7). I don't see there being any problem with it. 7 is still going to be the OS with all of the drivers
for all of my system's extras (mic, cam, touch-screen, card reader etc), so it will still be my primary. XP is just for those things that 7 doesn't like much (I find many of my older games fall into this category and I'm not ready to give them up). Ubuntu is just for me to play with and learn, as well as I suppose a fail-safe for when the Windows installs get unstable and they all do eventually, so I'd rather have that than find myself yet again at absolute 0 and frantically getting the system back up how it was and etc. These three between them will be better for me, personally. That's all.
I am going to disable the internet completely on the XP partition so it doesn't matter to me about the support/gates of hell opening up to it after April 2014. I won't need it.
And I need the x64 because that is what I have. And I want my full 4GB RAM, which x86 doesn't support.
Anyway, what I see is:
IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers
Intel(R) ICH9M/M-E Family 4 Port SATA AHCI Controller - 2929
I assume this is the one I need the driver
for, to load during the XP install (this is the one allocated by the commercial 7 [lost my OEM 7] so perhaps it's not actually what I have)? I obviously don't have a floppy so I hope it can be done off of a disk lol.
Any others I need to load during the install/for it to be stable before I get the rest post-install?