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Windows 7: Logical Partitions to primary

24 Nov 2013   #1

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Logical Partitions to primary

Recently I make new partition using "AOMEI Partition Assistant Pro Edition 5.2"
but my both new partitions goes to logical how can I make them back to primary because I wanna install windows xp on new partition but setup shows an error while installing " you have no hard drive to install the windows xp...
please help me friends.

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24 Nov 2013   #2
whs

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1. You cannot make another primary because you already have 3 primaries plus 1 extended partition. That is the maximum. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO PLAY WITH IT. You will regret it because all your partitions would be converted to dynamics - a real problem.

2. You do not need a primary partition to install XP. A logical partition will be OK because the XP bootmgr will go into your D partition. That looks like the 'active' partition. Check in Disk Management.

3. On any system you really only need 1 primary partition - for the 'active' partition.
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24 Nov 2013   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
1. You cannot make another primary because you already have 3 primaries plus 1 extended partition. That is the maximum. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO PLAY WITH IT. You will regret it because all your partitions would be converted to dynamics - a real problem.

2. You do not need a primary partition to install XP. A logical partition will be OK because the XP bootmgr will go into your D partition. That looks like the 'active' partition. Check in Disk Management.

3. On any system you really only need 1 primary partition - for the 'active' partition.
so whats the problem when I am going to start install windows xp after loading file shows you have not a hard drive to install it quit strange think happening with me why ?
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24 Nov 2013   #4
whs

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24 Nov 2013   #5

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Yes I already have windows 7 home premium installed on C drive now created new partition from Drive E ... but don't know why this happened with me during installation of windows xp on New created Drive
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24 Nov 2013   #6
whs

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I think you have a Sata driver problem in your XP installer. Why don't you install XP in a virtual partition. That is a LOT easier and has many advantages.

Watch my little video running Windows 8 in a virtual partition. It would be the same for XP.

VMware Player - a Windows 8 Demo
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24 Nov 2013   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
I think you have a Sata driver problem in your XP installer. Why don't you install XP in a virtual partition. That is a LOT easier and has many advantages.

Watch my little video running Windows 8 in a virtual partition. It would be the same for XP.

VMware Player - a Windows 8 Demo
Yeah I have SATA hard drive I am using a laptop lenovo t60p what is virtual partition ... your video maybe on youtube I can't access it because youtube is blocked here.
can you please guide me how to install xp on SATA hard drive I have Windows XP SP3 CD ....

Thanks
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24 Nov 2013   #8
whs

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can you please guide me how to install xp on SATA hard drive I have Windows XP SP3 CD ....

I am not an expert on that because I never used XP. I think you have to slipstream a Sata driver on the XP installation disk. But I don't know the details.

I suggest you start a new thread with the title: " Problems when trying to install XP SP3 on a Sata HDD ". Then describe your problem. I am sure other members will know what to do.

Sorry I cannot be of more help - but I still think an installation into a virtual partition would be the easiest solution. With that I could help you.
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24 Nov 2013   #9

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ok so please guide me how to install xp on virtual partition ?
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24 Nov 2013   #10
whs

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1. Download and install VMware Player

Download VMware Player 6.0.1 - FileHippo.com

2. Have a look at this tutorial. It was made for a Linux system but it is the same for XP. Just select XP. Don't worry about the videos and the VMware Tools.

VMware Player - Install and Setup Zorin
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