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Windows 7: Dual Boot Windows 7 & XP on 2 separate drives on Acer laptop


23 Oct 2013   #21

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Removing the hard drives is a pinch as it turns out. What I suspect to be the D: drive slides out exactly like removing a window. C: drive, has a screw to remove first and slides out exactly the same way. I did it this morning with both and I didn't need to "dig for them" under other stuff. If that really is the easier way to go (and that's the impression I got from your earlier posts) I can totally do it.

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For the slipstream you want the XP AHCI and/or SATA drivers added to the image, that's all. If it clearly provides AHCI then use that mode in BIOS under SATA controller.

In the first sentence you've told me what I need to add to the image. Okay..... Sort of. From Kaktussoft's post #12 on this thread, it sounds like he Googled online for these drivers specific for my make and model laptop and has them on hand for when we get to step #8, (he said: "I already found the correct WINXP sata drivers btw. I'll post them later in the process"). I am then to use these drivers for the Copy & Paste in step #10. That's been my understanding from posts so far regarding drivers. I think the most relevant specific questions I need to ask are - where do I need to go to get these drivers AND how do I get them?
The second sentence of yours "if it clearly provides AHCI then use that mode in BIOS under SATA controller". I can't grasp what you are saying or asking me to do. Would you mind restating this a different way, please. Sorry, I'm not trying to be obtuse, I'm just trying to be clear so that all goes well.

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23 Oct 2013   #22

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So you know how to detach Windows 7 drive physically from system, correct?
You know how to slipstream, you only want to know the drivers (it's winxp 32bits), correct?

BIOS is already in AHCI mode, otherwise you didn't get the STOP 7B error on install. "device manager" screenshot on Windows 7 confirms that.
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23 Oct 2013   #23
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You must have missed this post:

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Unzip the chipset file and browse into it from Nlite which will show you the drivers to choose from.
Are any drivers labeled AHCI or SATA when you browse from Nlite?
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23 Oct 2013   #24

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drivers attached


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File Type: zip f6flpy32.zip (196.8 KB, 4 views)
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23 Oct 2013   #25

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Wow, I've got both of you helping me now. Awesome! Okay, It sounds like you're both giving slightly different approaches to this. I do want to go with the slipstream method, please. That's what I've been gearing up for. Kaktussoft, you asked my XP PRO/SP3 disc 32 bit English? I just opened my XP disc to View Files & Folders to try and find out but where can I look to give you a YES or NO answer?

Let's get this answered first, before we dive into the slipstreaming process.
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23 Oct 2013   #26

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Serenity View Post
Wow, I've got both of you helping me now. Awesome! Okay, It sounds like you're both giving slightly different approaches to this. I do want to go with the slipstream method, please. That's what I've been gearing up for. Kaktussoft, you asked my XP PRO/SP3 disc 32 bit English? I just opened my XP disc to View Files & Folders to try and find out but where can I look to give you a YES or NO answer?

Let's get this answered first, before we dive into the slipstreaming process.
What is written on the disk? No sign like x86 or x64 ? winxp 64 bits is very uncommon anyway
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23 Oct 2013   #27

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It's 32 bit English. You also asked about a 7B stop error. Yes I did get that AFTER I installed Windows 7 and just after the files had loaded from my attempted XP install. Take a look at my very first post and you'll see in one of my screenshots (the bluescreen) the words: STOP: 0x0000007B blah blah blah.
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23 Oct 2013   #28
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You'll also need XP w/SP3 to have a chance for it to install on modern hardware.

Browse into the file Kaktussoft provided to see which drivers NLite can see. I'd take any and all it detects.
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23 Oct 2013   #29

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it is XP/SP3.
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23 Oct 2013   #30

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  1. Make a slipstreamed bootable winxp CD, include drivers I gave you.
  2. physically detach Windows 7 drive form system
  3. Boot from slipstreamed winxp install DVD and install winxp
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