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Windows 7: War of Attrition with my Partition, itís doin' my head

11 Jun 2009   #21
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise

Well, is I suppose that since you have Windows 7 running good, you can install Windows XP Mode instead to run XP on a virtual machine.

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11 Jun 2009   #22

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64

When you have created the partition, DO NOT format it. Always allow the OS that you are going to install into that partition to format it. Incidentally, does your copy of XP include SP1 or SP2? There was an issue with the original version of XP whereby there was a 137GB HDD barrier.
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