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Windows 7: Adding a partition


21 Aug 2011   #1

Win7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 
Adding a partition

I have just upraded to Windows 7 64bit and a program I have used since windows 98 AutoSketch will not go another step.

Which is the easiest way to partition and load my win xp?

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21 Aug 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

You could always do a dual boot install:

Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP
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21 Aug 2011   #3

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ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

First check for all the Win XP drivers for your hardware on the manufacturer's web site.
If your Win XP CD, does not support your Sata Controller, you will need to load drivers to uses at F6.
Load Sata Controller drivers with a floppy disk is the best way.
SATA Drivers - Load in Windows XP Setup on Dual Boot
OR
SATA Drivers - Slipstream into Windows XP CD

Take a look at those tutorials:
Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP
System Restore Points - Stop XP Dual Boot Delete - Vista Forums

Windows XP Mode - Install and Setup
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21 Aug 2011   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 clean install
 
 

Hi, since you own Windows 7 Ultimate, you can use Windows XP Mode without repartition your hard drive nor install drivers.

Download Windows XP Mode

Hope this helps.
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21 Aug 2011   #5
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

If nothing else works, you could run XP in Virtual Box: http://www.virtualbox.org/ This has certain advantages over double booting. You can wander seemlessly between the host and the guest system without having to reload anything.
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21 Aug 2011   #6

Win7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Just had a thought it did work in win 7 home premium 32bit, guess that would be the best one to go with.

I do not have specific partition software, to be honest I have never bothered before, I do have a second onboard hard drive which at the moment is unused and it was an old systems disk, it shows at bootup could I use that one?
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21 Aug 2011   #7

Win7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CyberZeus View Post
Hi, since you own Windows 7 Ultimate, you can use Windows XP Mode without repartition your hard drive nor install drivers.

Download Windows XP Mode

Hope this helps.
Will that work with a 64bit version?
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21 Aug 2011   #8

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ken Davison View Post
Just had a thought it did work in win 7 home premium 32bit, guess that would be the best one to go with.

I do not have specific partition software, to be honest I have never bothered before, I do have a second onboard hard drive which at the moment is unused and it was an old systems disk, it shows at bootup could I use that one?
You can use Disk Management for partitioning as in the tuorial dual boot.
Yes, you can use your old systems disk.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ken Davison View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CyberZeus View Post
Hi, since you own Windows 7 Ultimate, you can use Windows XP Mode without repartition your hard drive nor install drivers.

Download Windows XP Mode

Hope this helps.
Will that work with a 64bit version?
Yes,
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21 Aug 2011   #9

Win7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
If nothing else works, you could run XP in Virtual Box: http://www.virtualbox.org/ This has certain advantages over double booting. You can wander seemlessly between the host and the guest system without having to reload anything.
Is that between 64bit and 32bit? AutoSketch to the best of my limited knowledge is 32bit only.
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21 Aug 2011   #10

Win7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Many thanks for the info it is slowly sinking in.
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