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Windows 7: Cannot install windows xp to my computer.

18 Dec 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Cannot install windows xp to my computer.

I want to install a copy of Windows XP Professional on my HP DV7. My computer originally came with the windows 7 OS, i want to dual boot these OS'. When i try to install windows xp i get a blue screen error that says something along the lines of this: "In order to prevent damage to your computer windows has closed, please check that your computer has no viruses and all hardware is working correctly and try again".
So i tried to install it through windows 7, then i got this error:

"Description:
Setup cannot continue because the version of Windows on your computer is newer than the version on the CD.



Warning: If you decide to delete the newer version of Windows that is currently installed on your computer, the files and settings cannot be recovered.

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: ApphelpHardBlock
Problem Signature 01: {11111111-1111-1111-1111-111111111111}
Problem Signature 02: {29971a54-0501-40ed-b688-d444a8e74d92}
OS Version: 6.1.7600.2.0.0.256.1
Locale ID: 1033

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This appeared in a window that was titled, "Windows compatibility".
I already have my drive partitioned, so i wouldnt have to delete windows 7.
I tried to continue though, but there was no way to continue.
Anyone have an idea of what i need to do?

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18 Dec 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

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18 Dec 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

This is the error i get when i try to boot the xp disk outside windows.


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18 Dec 2011   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Z012495 View Post
This is the error i get when i try to boot the xp disk outside windows.
You need SATA-Drivers
Try this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6lPj998GXXo
or you can go into the bios and switch (drive mode from ACHI to IDE)
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19 Dec 2011   #5

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ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

First check for all the Win XP drivers for your hardware.
You can check your HP/compaq PC here:
General XP Downgrade Guide for HP Laptops - HP Support Forum
NOTE: Please read this thread fully.


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
Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP
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04 Jan 2012   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I still havent been able to install windows XP, i got a windows xp disk that has SATA drivers on it, and it did not work on my computer. I still got the error that i posted previously.
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05 Jan 2012   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Z012495 View Post
I still havent been able to install windows XP, i got a windows xp disk that has SATA drivers on it, and it did not work on my computer. I still got the error that i posted previously.
Go into the bios and change drive mode (or something like that) from 'ACHI' to 'IDE'
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