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Windows 7: Choose Boot Bypass windows 7/windows xp

18 May 2014   #1

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
Choose Boot Bypass windows 7/windows xp

Hello, i'm sorry if this is in the wrong section, but i'm working on my dads computer. He currently has windows 7 professional x64 on his dell latitude. However, he needs to install some software for his work that only runs on windows xp professionalc sp3 x86. I already have the windows xp license key and have burned an iso of it to a disk. I already know how to dual boot them, but he only wants a choice of either os if he presses a certian key... How would I set this up?

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18 May 2014   #2

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Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
 
 

Hi Zachawii, welcome to the Seven Forums.

You could first check if Windows XP Mode would be enough for your dad. Tutorial: Windows XP Mode - Install and Setup. it is a free Windows XP SP3 virtual machine running on Windows Virtual PC on Windows 7 host system. XP Mode needs Windows 7 Professional, Ultimate or Eenterprise.

For dual booting XP and Seven, see this tutorial: Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP

Kari
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18 May 2014   #3

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
Hi Zachawii, welcome to the Seven Forums.

You could first check if Windows XP Mode would be enough for your dad. Tutorial: Windows XP Mode - Install and Setup. it is a free Windows XP SP3 virtual machine running on Windows Virtual PC on Windows 7 host system. XP Mode needs Windows 7 Professional, Ultimate or Eenterprise.

For dual booting XP and Seven, see this tutorial: Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP

Kari
I already tried XP Mode, and it didn't work. Like i said, he also wanted it to only ask if he wanted 7 or XP if he pressed a certain key. I was also wondering if it would be possible to completly clone XP off his old computer. Please reply!
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19 May 2014   #4
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