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Windows 7: Installing Windows XP after Windows 7

30 Sep 2011   #11
ggp759

Windows 7 Pro 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
As I said,
I personally would go for
Windows XP Mode - Install and Setup
Win Xp 64bit drivers are hard to find.
Sorry missed your last edit. If i delete the partition 32bit is still no good right?


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30 Sep 2011   #12
gregrocker

 

You'll need to reinitialize the HD in Disk Mgmt (by right clicking on it's identifier on the drive map you scroll down) from GPT to MBR disk. Then you can boot 32 bit XP to try install. It may still require providing the SATA drivers if it doesn't see the HD. Best to see if XP Mode or Virtual Drive works well enough first.
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30 Sep 2011   #13
ggp759

Windows 7 Pro 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
You'll need to reinitialize the HD in Disk Mgmt (by right clicking on it's identifier on the drive map you scroll down) from GPT to MBR disk. Then you can boot 32 bit XP to try install. It may still require providing the SATA drivers if it doesn't see the HD. Best to see if XP Mode or Virtual Drive works well enough first.
Thanks the only option i get when i right click is "Convert to Dynamic disk". The "convert to MBR" is greyed out. DO i have to format before trying to convert? Thanks again.
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30 Sep 2011   #15
ggp759

Windows 7 Pro 64
 
 

thanks got it
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01 Oct 2011   #16
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Converting your uEFI/GPT HD Drive setup, will damage the uEFI BIOS & Windows 7 boot.
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01 Oct 2011   #17
ggp759

Windows 7 Pro 64
 
 

thanks decided not to install xp after all. Its a shame though because windows xp mode is not nearly as good. I guess there is no way of having win 7 and win xp on separate hdd on the same machine?
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01 Oct 2011   #18
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
Converting your uEFI/GPT HD Drive setup, will damage the uEFI BIOS & Windows 7 boot.
Source? How is he running an MBR HD now on that rig then?
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