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Windows 7: Dual Boot Win7 & Winxp

21 Aug 2011   #1
haplyss

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Dual Boot Win7 & Winxp

I have a Gateway computer, 64 bit, DX4822-01, with Intel pentium E5300 Dual Core, 2.6GHZ each, 6GB ram, and 1TB HDD, running Windows 7 Home Premium x 64 bit.

I want to add Winxp Pro for a dual boot. What all do I need to know and what to watch out for to accomplish this? Is there any trouble to repartition drive C for enough space to add this?

Thank you!


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21 Aug 2011   #2
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 
 

Follow the steps in Method Two: Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP

Most modern SATA controller drivers are not in the XP CD so need to be added during install or slipstreamed into the XP CD: SATA Drivers - Load in Windows XP Setup on Dual Boot
SATA Drivers - Slipstream into Windows XP CD

If you have XP programs which won't work in Win7 try installing them in Win7's XP Compatibility Mode

Or try virtualizing XP within Win7 using freeware like Virtual Box, Virtual Player or VMWare. Much easier.
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22 Aug 2011   #3
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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information   Information
We always assume you have made your Recovery Disks using the OEM manufacturer's app the first day you had your new PC.
& made the Startup Repair CD.



System Repair Disc - Create

Have you made the Gateway Recovery Disks?
Manual how to use Acer eRecovery Management here:
ftp://ftp.support.acer-euro.com/notebook/empowering_technology/NB%20ET2%20user's%20guide/Acer%20eRecovery%20Management%20English.pdf

You can Order Gateway Recovery Disks from here:
https://secure.tx.acer.com/RCDB/Main.aspx?brand=gateway
EMachine
https://secure.tx.acer.com/RCDB/SelectBrand.aspx
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