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Windows 7: Windows XP installation as dual boot with Windows 7 Home Premium

18 Apr 2014   #1

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Windows XP installation as dual boot with Windows 7 Home Premium

I have Windows 7 premium in my Laptop, i urgently need Windows XP installed as i have some software that only run in XP, some PLC software only run in XP platform.. no way except installing XP
I'd like to install windows XP in another partition in my hard disk , so i can have 2 dual boot..
Wen i start doing this , the process going and computer boots form the CD and in one stage i get blue screen that does not allow me to complete the installation ..
is there any help would be highly appreciated


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18 Apr 2014   #2
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The ancient XP CD doesn't have modern SATA drivers so can't see your hard drive. Easiest solution is to virtualize XP in Windows 7 using freeware like VMWare or Virtual Box.

The only way to insert the SATA driver if you can find it for your SATA controller if you still have a floppy drive SATA Drivers - Load in Windows XP Setup on Dual Boot or you can try slipstreaming in the XP CDr: SATA Drivers - Slipstream into Windows XP CD.

Then shrink the C partition, boot XP CD to create and full format the partition in the shrink space, install there. Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP
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18 Apr 2014   #3

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

thanks for the reply
but honestly i could not understand what you've written
is there any short way or software
what u mean by virtualize XP in Windows 7 using freeware like VMWare or Virtual Box
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18 Apr 2014   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Here is a whole series of tutorials regarfing virtual partitions using VMware Player. My examples are with some Linux distros and Windows 8, but it would be the same with XP. You just have to chose XP at installation time.
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18 Apr 2014   #5

Windows 7 Professional x64 Linux Mint 16
 
 

A virtual machine is a computer inside your computer and you would install XP on that.

Does that make any sense to you ?
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19 Apr 2014   #6

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Many many thanks for the help
It really does great help using the virtual xp inside Windows 7
I have windows xp inside Windows 7
The only question can i access internet using virtual xp
The VMWare is a very good tools and i hope i can run my software using virtual xp
So much thanks for the help
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19 Apr 2014   #7

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
A virtual machine is a computer inside your computer and you would install XP on that.

Does that make any sense to you ?
yes i do understand it , thank you so much...
my intention is to install XP 32bit that i did already to run some softwares that only work in xp
thank u so much , it is really nice and wonderful form
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19 Apr 2014   #8
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nuflia View Post
Many many thanks for the help
It really does great help using the virtual xp inside Windows 7
I have windows xp inside Windows 7
The only question can i access internet using virtual xp
The VMWare is a very good tools and i hope i can run my software using virtual xp
So much thanks for the help
The virtual system in VMware Player can use all the facilities of the host system including the internet connection.
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