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Windows 7: Trouble getting xp to install in dual boot with 7

29 Nov 2012   #21
Microsoft MVP


It should be in the root of C.

You may need to install in IDE mode for XP to function, which will mess up Windows 7 if it's installed in AHCI. I don't know if you can reverse Change IDE to AHCI in BIOS - Much better performance - Windows 7 Forums

You should be able to find the LAN driver by googling the device make/model for an XP driver, if necessary tracing the Hardware Identification

Another option is to sort it further doing an XP Repair Install since at this point it's experimental anyway.

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30 Nov 2012   #22

xp Home 32 bit

Gregg, I think everything is sorted down to the LAN. I do have a question for you though. I've been running paragon in the automatic mode. If I ran it in the manual mode would it tell me what it needs? If it needs to run in IDE then it's a no go because that would defeat the performance of the SSD and although it wouldn't bother me if it was my computer (I'd just change the settings depending on what OS I wanted to run, My friend would find it difficult.) Again, Gregg, thanks for all of your help so far. This probably isn't going to work out but I just can't give up on problems like these until I find a solution.
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30 Nov 2012   #23

xp Home 32 bit

Oh, forgive me for being do I access the root of C?
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30 Nov 2012   #24
Microsoft MVP


Look in C drive, no further.
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30 Nov 2012   #25

xp Home 32 bit

Ok, no folder or file "crash dump".
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26 Apr 2013   #26

xp Home 32 bit

Well, I never give up....NEVER!! I finally found the drivers needed for XP home to work in AHCI. I got them from this zip file I haven't yet tried incorporating them into an XP home installation disc, but they were the ones I used with Paragon visualization manager after imaging my OS from my old computer. Using the P2P option to fit an old OS onto a new system. XP booted up in AHCI and then I installed the rest of the drivers from the MoB Disc. Thanks again to all who tried to help me, you actually did give me a lot of info that got me thinking in the right direction. Also I hope that this can help others working with the z77 chipset.
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