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Windows 7: Dual boot windows 7 and XP Error while trying to install XP

26 Mar 2013   #11
gregrocker

 

With separate HD's you should wipe the XP HD first with Diskpart Clean Command as Brian suggested.

Unplug the Win7 HD during install of XP.


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26 Mar 2013   #12
GreenDayx3

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

oho thank you for telling me that, so I just unplug the sata of the 7's HDD?

Oh and if I use the clean all command, will all of my data on the xp's HDD get wiped?
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26 Mar 2013   #13
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Yes it will, you should`ve backed up your data.

Thought you said you formatted and tried to install XP on it but it keeps failing ? How can you have data on it ?
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26 Mar 2013   #14
GreenDayx3

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

I just placed something in that drive.
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26 Mar 2013   #15
GreenDayx3

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

I'll do the clean all command, unplug my 7's drive and install XP on the other drive and let you know how it goes tomorrow. Will my 7's drive be okay if I just plug it out (PC switched off of course), will my data, windows, etc be okay?
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26 Mar 2013   #16
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Yes, but make sure you unplug it`s power cable.
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26 Mar 2013   #17
gregrocker

 

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26 Mar 2013   #18
GreenDayx3

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
Yes, but make sure you unplug it`s power cable.
Oh okay, thanks
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26 Mar 2013   #19
GreenDayx3

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
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26 Mar 2013   #20
gregrocker

 

C can be unplugged after powering down, after wiping the XP HD with Clean command or doing it from the Win7 Repair CD after XP is unplugged.

I'd plug XP HD into the 1st SATA port to give it every advantage. I dont' know what port Disk6 is using but it's way down the list which is unusual.

Otherwise only insert the Win7 Repair CD if Win7 won't boot.

If you get the error again then it is likely the XP flash stick installer, so either make another one or use an XP CD with SP3 for your exact licensed version and specific to either OEM or not.

Why is it that you cannot use XP 64 bit if it installs OK? You should be able to find drivers for your hardware online at the PC or Device's Support Downloads webpage.
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