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Windows 7: Which partitions do I actually need?

10 Jun 2012   #111
gregrocker

 

You need XP SATA drivers in the XP CD. The only way to add them is using ancient floppy support or slipstreaming them into the ISO to burn another bootable CD. SATA Drivers - Slipstream into Windows XP CD

You can try vitualizing XP from within Win7 to avoid the hassle.


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10 Jun 2012   #112
Tomtom111

Windows 7 Professional SP1 x64
 
 

how do I tell which is the correct driver for my disk?
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10 Jun 2012   #113
kegobeer

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

You go to the motherboard manufacturer's website and download the XP SATA F6 drivers for it.
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10 Jun 2012   #114
Tomtom111

Windows 7 Professional SP1 x64
 
 

I've found my drive on the manufactures site, but I don't which download it is. And also my motherboards manufactures website is fairly confusing.

WD site: WD Support / Downloads / WD Scorpio & AV-25 / WD Scorpio Black
Quanta: Quanta Computer

Help?
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10 Jun 2012   #115
kegobeer

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

You don't get it from WD, because the hard drive manufacturer doesn't care about that. SATA drivers come from your motherboard manufacturer. For prebuilt computers, you go to the company that sold it to you. Go to HP, not Quanta - Quanta doesn't provide support for HP.

Are you sure you won't be better off just running Windows 7 and then running your other operating systems in VMs?
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10 Jun 2012   #116
Tomtom111

Windows 7 Professional SP1 x64
 
 

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10 Jun 2012   #117
kegobeer

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

That's because HP doesn't offer XP drivers for your computer.
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10 Jun 2012   #118
Tomtom111

Windows 7 Professional SP1 x64
 
 

I don't suppose there are any other drivers that would be compatible with my system and allow me to run xp?
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10 Jun 2012   #119
gregrocker

 

If you can find out your exact mobo model then you might find an XP storage driver, but it takes excellent Google Fu.

I would try installing Virtual Box, VMWare, or other freeware to see how XP runs virtually for you.
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10 Jun 2012   #120
kegobeer

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Really, at this point you should just run 7 and use VMs for your "fun playtime" operating systems.
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