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Windows 7: Having problem with installing windows XP in pre-installed windows 7


14 Nov 2012   #21

Windows 7 Home Premium x64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
You'll find the folder when you open the C drive, under it's SP number Browse into that to find the driver from the slipstream utility to load the SATA Drivers - Slipstream into Windows XP CD
k i have successfully customized windows xp installation cd, nd also i hv changed my boot order to internal CD/DVD ROM first, but still when i insert disk nd restart my pc, still it is always starting windows, while booting blank screen shows for 5seconds then automatically windows 7 starts up, when i run setup directly in windows 7, it wont show "install windows xp" option as shown screen shots in this thread. I think this problem because of installation disks, actually my pc is 64bit based processor, but my installation disks r 32bits. Should i need 64bit versioned software for installation...?

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14 Nov 2012   #22
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You'll not be able to run XP installer from Windows 7 as it isn't compatible.

So if it's not booting then it is likely a problem with the CD ISO or burn. Try ImgBurn at 4x speed. Does the CD boot correctly in another PC? Are you given the prompt to "Press any key to boot CD?"

How to Boot your Computer from a Bootable CD or DVD
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15 Nov 2012   #23

Windows 7 Home Premium x64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
You'll not be able to run XP from Windows 7 as it isn't compatible.

So if it's not booting then it is likely a problem with the CD ISO or burn. Try ImgBurn at 4x speed. Does the CD boot correctly in another PC? Are you given the prompt to "Press any key to boot CD?"

How to Boot your Computer from a Bootable CD or DVD
k i think this problem with my installation cd, nw i am downloading windows xp sp2, "w2k3sp2_3959_usa_x64fre_spcd.iso" image file from microsoft website, is this right file for my pc...?
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15 Nov 2012   #24
Microsoft MVP

 

What is the link to the download page?

You want XP w/SP3 for your licensed version, then either OEM if it came preinstalled or Retail if it didn't.
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16 Nov 2012   #25

Windows 7 Home Premium x64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
What is the link to the download page?

You want XP w/SP3 for your licensed version, then either OEM if it came preinstalled or Retail if it didn't.
this is the download link page which i am downloading windowsXP SP2 ISO image file Download: Service Pack 2 for Windows XP Professional, x64 Edition - ISO-9660 CD Image File - Microsoft Download Center - Download Details . Actually i want to install Xp sp2 in my laptop... So please verify is this right file for my pc, if not tell me the download link which u ll recommend...
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16 Nov 2012   #26
Microsoft MVP

 

That's not the installer for XP OS, it is the installer for SP2 if you already have XP installed.

Since the DV6 came with Windows 7, you'll need a retail copy of XP. Do you own one of these?

If so what disk do you have for it now?
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16 Nov 2012   #27

Windows 7 Home Premium x64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
That's not the installer for XP OS, it is the installer for SP2 if you already have XP installed.

Since the DV6 came with Windows 7, you'll need a retail copy of XP. Do you own one of these?

If so what disk do you have for it now?
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
What is the link to the download page?

You want XP w/SP3 for your licensed version, then either OEM if it came preinstalled or Retail if it didn't.
I have windowsXP SP3 x86 right now, so where i can download that retail copy of windows xp iso cd image...? Plz tell me if u have download link...
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16 Nov 2012   #28

Windows 7 pro 64bit. (SP1)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dude143 View Post

I have windowsXP SP3 x86 right now, so where i can download that retail copy of windows xp iso cd image...? Plz tell me if u have download link...
retail or oem disk? where did you bought it? are you sure its windows xp cd not just service pack?
what license do you have?
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16 Nov 2012   #29

Windows 7 Home Premium x64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by vaidas3 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dude143 View Post

I have windowsXP SP3 x86 right now, so where i can download that retail copy of windows xp iso cd image...? Plz tell me if u have download link...
retail or oem disk? where did you bought it? are you sure its windows xp cd not just service pack?
what license do you have?
Its not a retailed copy, i have downloaded iso cd image from microsoft.com website, and burned into cd... But it didnt worked...
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16 Nov 2012   #30

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

dude143
I think everyone who has tried to help you with this would like to know if you have a Licence key for Windows XP if so what version of XP does your licence cover?
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