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Windows 7: How Do I Install Windows XP To A New Partition?

30 Jun 2013   #1
tayler295

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
How Do I Install Windows XP To A New Partition?

Hey SevenForums,
So I would like to install Windows XP onto another partition that I created, but I cant seem to install it. When I boot to the CD, it says windows was shutdown to protect your computer after its loaded everything and is preparing the setup. But when I boot to Windows 7 everything is fine. How can I fix this?
-Tayler


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30 Jun 2013   #2
gregrocker

 

If you're using an XP with SP3 CD, then the problem is most likely that newer hardware doesn't have SATA controller drivers for XP in the disk. You'll have to add them using slipstreaming since the only other way to insert them is via defunct floppy disk. SATA Drivers - Slipstream into Windows XP CD

A better way without going to so much trouble is to virtualize XP from within Win7 using freeware like XP Mode, VMWare, Virtual Player or Virtual Box. Try it first to see.
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30 Jun 2013   #3
AddRAM

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

It`s not even worth the effort, just install it in a VM as Greg suggests.

I like using Microsoft`s Virtual PC.

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/downl...s.aspx?id=4580
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01 Jul 2013   #4
tayler295

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
If you're using an XP with SP3 CD, then the problem is most likely that newer hardware doesn't have SATA controller drivers for XP in the disk. You'll have to add them using slipstreaming since the only other way to insert them is via defunct floppy disk. SATA Drivers - Slipstream into Windows XP CD

A better way without going to so much trouble is to virtualize XP from within Win7 using freeware like XP Mode, VMWare, Virtual Player or Virtual Box. Try it first to see.
Okay, so far its working, but where can I get the drivers?
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01 Jul 2013   #5
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tayler295 View Post
Okay, so far its working, but where can I get the drivers?
You should get them from the Acer support site.
You need to use the Laptop Model or serial number to find drivers for your laptop.
Acer | Download

If it's a newer laptop model, there may not be any XP drivers...
You should add the Laptop Model to your specs.
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04 Jul 2013   #6
tayler295

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
It`s not even worth the effort, just install it in a VM as Greg suggests.

I like using Microsoft`s Virtual PC.

Download Virtual PC 2007 from Official Microsoft Download Center
Thanks, ill try this considering when I installed it to another partition it screwed up my computer and I had to reset it.
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04 Jul 2013   #7
gregrocker

 

Keep in mind if you do install XP to another partition that it will cut Win7 out of the boot, until you repair Win7 by Marking 7 Partition Active then running Startup Repair - Run up to 3 Separate Times. You can then install EasyBCD to add XP to a Dual Boot Menu, which is much easier than doing it from XP partition.
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