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Windows 7: Before dual-boot repartition

21 Jul 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Before dual-boot repartition

I want to install XP on win 7.

I can only use two different partitions because I don't have another HD or anyway to plug it.

So before I create a new partition for XP, I wanted to know if the two partitions(XP and WIN 7) will be completely separated and isolated from each other.
I mean, any changes made to an OS won't affect the other one...?

Also, how is it possible to monitor changes made to the two partitions in case I want to find what changes if any were made?

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21 Jul 2011   #2
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate


Before we make any specific recommendations will you please post a snip/screen-shot of the entire Windows disk management drive map with a full description as to which drive/partition is which, so we can see what you have going on as there may be a fairly simple way to resolve the situation.

In the Windows start menu right click computer and click manage, in the left pane of the "Computer Management" window that opens click disk management and post a maximized snip of that.

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21 Jul 2011   #3

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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
SATA Drivers - Slipstream into Windows XP CD

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