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Windows 7: XP drivers for dual boot Win 7 and XP


06 Jan 2013   #1

XP Pro 32 bit
 
 
XP drivers for dual boot Win 7 and XP

I was reading the tutorial on How to Setup a Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP.

1. what about the XP drivers after installation for XP?
2. do you need to worry about doing this on new systems that only have Windows 7 drivers?

I plan to to set up dual boot on system that already has Windows 7 and need to add XP Pro.

The system is a new system and only lists Win 7 drivers from the manufacturer web site.

System: Gateway NV75S32u

3. very concerned about video after installing XP and any other driver


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06 Jan 2013   #2

Windows 7, 64 bit Home SP1, Win 8.1.1 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Yes, you will need XP drivers for some items. Sound, is one as XP handles some audio functions differently than Vista/Win 7. Some Win 7 drivers MAY work, others you will be "on your own" to find.

I would suggest trying to find all the drivers before you take the plunge.

What do you need XP for? I haven't found any of my older software that won't run in Win 7 either in the native OS or in a compatibility mode.
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06 Jan 2013   #3

XP Pro 32 bit
 
 

I need XP for Outlook Express and plan to dual boot a Win 7 Quad Core laptop that has Win 7 Home Premium. Since Outlook Express is no longer available with other versions, I can only use dual boot or XP MODE. The laptop I plan to get is the Gateway NV75S32u.
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06 Jan 2013   #4

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Outlook Express has been replaced with Windows live mail.
Windows Essentials: Other Programs
Windows Live Mail - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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06 Jan 2013   #5

Windows 7, 64 bit Home SP1, Win 8.1.1 Pro 64 bit
 
 

I have Office 2003 Professional which includes Outlook 2003, that I'm using on Win 7 and Win 8.

Outlook Express has some major security issues and should not be used. I have Windows Live Mail installed on my Win 7 system, primarily for support reference as all except one of my clients use this program. If I can ever figure out how to setup the e-mail list for a club I manage in Windows Live Mail I'll be switching to that since Office 2003/Outlook 2003 is also dead as far as Microsoft support.

I would suggest not considering dual booting with Win XP (which dies either this year or next at the latest and there is no more updates from Microsoft). Give the Windows Live Mail a shot or even the free Thunderbird e-mail program, which comes from Mozilla that also has the popular Firefox browser.
http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/thunderbird/
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06 Jan 2013   #6
Microsoft MVP

 

XP is really too old already to be installed on newer hardware. We literally watched it die in the comments section of the Dual Boot tutorial over 3 years time.

To try on newer hardware you will most likely need SATA Drivers - Slipstream into Windows XP CD
which is more trouble than its worth.

Plus as explained the security risks in using Outlook Express make it almost a reckless reason to use XP anyway. Get to know Windows Mail. You can even Import messages into Windows Mail from Outlook Express
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07 Jan 2013   #7

Windows 7 Professional x64 Linux Mint 16
 
 

Why do you even need a mail program on your pc ?

Just use 1 of the many websites, yahoo, gmail or your service providers site, verizon.net for example.
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07 Jan 2013   #8

XP Pro 32 bit
 
 

This laptop is for a friend who refuses any other mail program. The same applies for XP which is why I mentioned dual boot on a new laptop. What about XP Mode vs trying the dual boot? Will XP MODE also need drivers? Please send me any suggestions since XP and OE are a requirement. My friend is too stubborn on learning a better system.
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07 Jan 2013   #9

Windows 7, 64 bit Home SP1, Win 8.1.1 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Even in the XP Mode, the security issues are still there. Your user, even though he doesn't want to, really needs to change. I know its hard for some to let go of something they are comfortable with but its time to change. I used to manage a large network and many users felt the same way when there was an update or new program - they wanted their old comfortable programs, but after the "learning period" they were happy with it and didn't want to go back.

One alternative, which is not a major shock would be to find a (legal) copy of Office 2003 Professional, that has Outlook. Outlook 2003, which is very similar to Outlook Express, works under Win 7 and Win 8. Most of Office 2003 is not really supported anymore but I still get security updates for Outlook 2003.

http://www.evaluesoftware.com/index....FQGvnQodHxAAAA
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07 Jan 2013   #10

Windows 7 Professional x64 Linux Mint 16
 
 

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