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Windows 7: Can I install XP after W7 installed?

13 Mar 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Can I install XP after W7 installed?

Hi 4rum,

As I know, If i want to install 2 Win OSs (i.e XP & Windows 7) on the same local HD then I will install XP first then Windows 7 later on. But now i just had 1 laptop G42-415dx which already installed Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.

Pls let me know is there any way to install one XP OS for this case without re-install Windows 7?

Thanks.

P.S: No use any virtual application for this purpose.


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13 Mar 2011   #2
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello newcomer01, welcome to Seven Forums!


Yes you can do that and it's very easy to do; install XP and as soon as it's booting good, you will have to do 3 separate startup repairs with separate system restarts using this tutorial at the link below.

Windows 7 will auto-configure the dual boot menu and there will be nothing else to be done and be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.


How to Run a Startup Repair in Windows 7
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13 Mar 2011   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Thanks so much Bare Foot Kid! It's very prompt reply.

I will read it carefully then will try to do it as per instruction.

Thanks again.
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13 Mar 2011   #4
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Here's a couple more tutoials you may find useful, at these links below.


Dual Boot Windows 7 and XP

Clean Install Windows 7 : Ahead of XP
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13 Mar 2011   #5

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

First check for all the Win XP drivers for your hardware.

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
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13 Mar 2011   #6

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

As BFK posted this is what you need. Use Method Two.
Works well. I installed my XP this way.

Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP

You will need to load ALL your XP drivers after XP is installed including SATA and video drivers.
Using Method Two uses Win 7 SATA drivers for the install.

Just follow the tutorial ESPECIALLY Step 7. and all will go well.
Mike
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15 Mar 2011   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

THanks All. It's usefull for my practice.
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15 Mar 2011   #8
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Be sure to post back here with any other questions.
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15 Mar 2011   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Be sure to post back here with any other questions.
THanks but now I have changed my mind that will install more Ubuntu instead of XP as first idea. I'm reading "How to Dual Boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu" Published by DarkNovaGamer as I think it's better I have one Win OS & one Linux OS than I have 2 Win OSs.
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15 Mar 2011   #10
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

I can't remember if you have 2 separate HDDs or a single?


You will have boot issues putting Windows and Linux and a single HDD, unless you really know what you are doing.
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