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Windows 7: Trying to install WinXP on a second partition

27 Oct 2009   #1
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Trying to install WinXP on a second partition

Hello everyone
I'm new to Windows (I was a Mac user, then switched to Linux, now to Win7) and I have partitioned my HD with GPARTED (one for 7, one for XP, see my partition table in the attachments).
Now, Win7 is installed allright but when i try to install XP, it just will not recognise any of those partitions. why is that?
Any idea??

THX!


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27 Oct 2009   #2
zigzag3143

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by numtre View Post
Hello everyone
I'm new to Windows (I was a Mac user, then switched to Linux, now to Win7) and I have partitioned my HD with GPARTED (one for 7, one for XP, see my partition table in the attachments).
Now, Win7 is installed allright but when i try to install XP, it just will not recognise any of those partitions. why is that?
Any idea??

THX!
what "will not recognise the partitions" win 7 or XP?
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04 Nov 2009   #3
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it was XP
however I found the answer

XP doesnt recognise SATA by default, so I had to rebuild a cd containing the sata drivers (I also added the wifi drivers)

then XP could recognise my HD!
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04 Nov 2009   #4
Dave76

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Welcome to Seven Forums.

Your going to have trouble with the MBR (Master Boot Record).

When possible you should install from older to newer OS, XP first then Win7.

Have a look at this Seven Forums tutorial Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP, it will explain how the get both XP and Win7 to show up on the Boot menu.
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