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Windows 7: booting from msata SSD or 7200RPM HDD

04 Jul 2012   #1

win 7 u x64
booting from msata SSD or 7200RPM HDD

hi i have a lenov w520 4270CTO.

i had a MSATA SSD (under the keyboard, not a SSD that replaces the DVD drive) on which i boot and where Windows 7 is installed AND i still have the 7200rpm HD that came with the laptop,

i have a software that only runs on win XP, is there a way to install XP a partition on my 7200rpm HDD and have the option to boot from either Windows 7 from my Msata ssd or xp from my 7200 rp, hdd.

thanks ALOT

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04 Jul 2012   #2
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Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 X64 (Windows 10, 8.1, Linux Mint, Windows XP and others in VM)

Here is a tutorial to dual boot windows 7 and XP or if you have Windows 7 Professional or Ultimate you can run windows XP mode
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04 Jul 2012   #3

win 7 u x64

sadly this software wont work when i use compatibility mode
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05 Jul 2012   #4

win 7 u x64

starts installing and and some point i get the magical blue screen i had forgotten about since Windows 7... im trying to install xp x64 corporate...

i was wondering if it could be because it doenst recognise the MSATA SSD?

the dual boot is there i get the choise between xp and Windows 7. i was wondering if i removed the Msata ssd and installed xp on the hdd, would this screw up everything when i would reinstall the Msata ssd?

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