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18 Nov 2012   #1

xp Home 32 bit
 
 
Trouble getting xp to install in dual boot with 7

I'm really having fits trying to dual boot a friends computer with xp home SP3 after windows 7 pro 64 bit. I slipstreamed all the drivers for his board (asus P8Z77 V LK) into the disc and xp disc gets to the point of choosing the partition to install on. The partition created using windows 7 does not show up. Just shows C disk (corsair nuetron ssd) as one partition having the entire space. None of the commands to create or delete the partition work. Booting back into 7 and going to disk manager shows the disk to be correct : 100 MB system reserved, then the partition for windows 7 as "C", then the 20GB partition XP as "D". I have read that windows XP needs the partition to be "active" in order to install but don't know if this is true. At this time the "D" partition is not active, the "C" partition is. Tried to do this with all other drives (two 1TB western digital HDD) disconnected but that didn't work either. Any help would be appreciated. Posted this at the end of the tutorial thread but since it's last comment was from 2008 I thought perhaps this was the right way to do this, if not please let me know.

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18 Nov 2012   #2

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Win XP will not install on a uEFI BIOS, GPT HD Drive setup.

Have you looked at using XP Mode, Virtual Player, VMWare, Virtual Box.
Windows XP Mode - Install and Setup
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18 Nov 2012   #3

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Yes, that's the next step. Thanks so much Theog. I Had read a little about that but wasn't real sure if that was the problem. I can now give up this headache.
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18 Nov 2012   #4

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Any way of making an MBR partition on one of the other drives with this mother board?
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18 Nov 2012   #5

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
Win XP will not install on a uEFI BIOS, GPT HD Drive setup.

Have you looked at using XP Mode, Virtual Player, VMWare, Virtual Box.
Windows XP Mode - Install and Setup
MOBO supports XP. Has option for uEFI, BIOS, or uEFI/BIOS. If I converted one of the HDD to MBR with minitool partitition wizard could I then install XP to that? If so what would be the downside?
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18 Nov 2012   #6

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If you Physically disconnect the other HD drives, when you are installing Win XP.
Than use EsayBCD In Windows 7 to make the dual boot. may/masy not work.
EasyBCD - NeoSmart Technologies
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18 Nov 2012   #7

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Any downside to this other than XP not being able to read the GPT drives? 7 should be able to read/write to MBR right? I really appreciate this help. The download for the virtual machine is prohibitive is why the dual boot method. We have very restrictive downloading out here in the sticks and downloading a very large file like that is pretty tough as our ISP's discconect us before completion.
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18 Nov 2012   #8
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Let us know how it goes creating an MBR partition to install XP. You may need to change BIOS setting to the dual choice so it would be good to know if 7 still boots then. You can always change it back, or reinstall Windows 7 if you need XP that badly.
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19 Nov 2012   #9

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Well, it looks like I'm not going to be giving this a shot after all. His brother who lives in town downloaded XP mode for him and we installed that instead. I don't really care for it myself but he's fine with it. I'm going to be building a new system pretty soon and I really like XP so you can be sure I'm going to give this a shot on mine. I'll let you know how it goes then. Theog thank you so much for your patience with me.
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19 Nov 2012   #10

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You are welcome.
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