Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Installing Windows Xp error

02 Nov 2009   #1
a1rifle

Win7 Ultimate x86
 
 
Installing Windows Xp error

Not sure if this is the right place to put this.

I have some problems with some compatibily issues and i dont want to talk about them.
So, when i insert the WINXP installation disk i want to directly install the OS.But surprise, the text "Install Windows XP" is written in gray, so i cant select it.
After that, i rebooted my PC and waited for some message like: Strike any key to boot from cd..."" ,but no text appeared, and windows started normally.I googled some keywords like How to install windows xp on windows 7, but none of them helped me.Please tell me what to do in order to give up on windows 7 and to install XP.

Note:1 the installation disk is good, on other computers works.
2 i am a pretty advanced user, so dont tell me noobish things please.
3 if your really want to know why i am giving up on win7 ask me.

Thank you.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
02 Nov 2009   #2
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Welcome to Seven Forums.

Did you boot from the disk or run it from Win7?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
02 Nov 2009   #3
wallyinnc

Windows 7 x64 finally!
 
 

a1rifle, what about formatting your HD and installing XP?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

02 Nov 2009   #4
a1rifle

Win7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Thank you!Windows 7 is above all!

First, to answer Dave: I tried both, none worked.

Why should I format my HD?(no problem in my oppinion, but why?)
My System SpecsSystem Spec
02 Nov 2009   #5
wallyinnc

Windows 7 x64 finally!
 
 

Bacause it might work that way?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
02 Nov 2009   #6
a1rifle

Win7 Ultimate x86
 
 

I don`t think so...still, it makes no sense to me formating a disk because i can't boot from cd when PC starts. Please explain, or find something else.Aniway, i appreciate the fast reply and the interest.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
02 Nov 2009   #7
wallyinnc

Windows 7 x64 finally!
 
 

Well, we have not considered the simple options, but maybe your BIOS is not set up to boot from DVD? If it is, do you see any reason why it wouldn't? If it is set up and not booting, you should have a faulty DVD drive, since at that stage the OS is not even operating yet
My System SpecsSystem Spec
02 Nov 2009   #8
a1rifle

Win7 Ultimate x86
 
 

In fact, i`ve discovered the solution before you posted it,wally.
Yes, my BIOS couldnt read the DVD because i have 2 of them, and i inserted the installation disk in the second one....that's why i couldn't boot.
Aniway, thanks for the reply and sorry for disturbing.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
02 Nov 2009   #9
wallyinnc

Windows 7 x64 finally!
 
 

Anytime, glad you found a solution and thanks for the feedback
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Installing Windows Xp error




Thread Tools





Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Error while installing Windows Update, error 80070490
Hello, I am attempting to install a Windows Update for Service Pack 1, and cannot do so. I'm running Windows Ultimate x64 bit, and need the Service Pack to run a couple programs I cannot run without it - namely Dolphinx64 netplay. That being beside the point, I have attempted to run the ISO file...
Windows Updates & Activation
Error installing Windows 7
While trying to reinstall windows 7 to my computer I put in the install disk and it goes through the first part of set-up, then proceeds to restart to install the next part of the installation. Upon restarting and going back to the install i get error 0xc000000e. and below that it says " The boot...
Installation & Setup
Windows 7 Update error when installing SP1 error 800b0100
Hi there guys! I've noticed you have helped people before having the same issue I am. When trying to running windows updates (service pack 1) I am getting the 800B0100 error. I have tried all the "Microsoft" fixes (FixIt, SUR tool etc), but no luck. I have run the sfc /scannow and have the CBS...
Windows Updates & Activation
Windows 7 Update error when installing SP1 error 800b0100
Hello, new to this forum, my apologies if I've missed any of the conventions for posting. I have been dealing with a persistent error 800b0100 error when trying to update to service pack 1 for Windows 7 Professional. I've tried running Mircosoft FixIt in aggressive mode and have ran the SUR tool...
Windows Updates & Activation
Windows Updates Not Installing : Error Unknown (Sits on Installing)
Hi, To give you some back story, I built my computer the end of August 2012. Ran Smoothly. I decided to get a 60 gig SSD to be the partition that stored Windows. I didnt have much stored on the Main HD so I deleted my original 2TB HD and tried installing on the SSD... found that the SSD was bad...
Windows Updates & Activation
Error with installing windows to my new HDD
So i just bough a WESTERN DIGITAL WD10EALS 1TB CAVIAR BLUE SATA2 HDD and i manage to connect it to my motherboard without a single problem,but i get this error when i try to install windows : http://img20.imageshack.us/i/05012011101.jpg http://img20.imageshack.us/img20/91/05012011101.jpg i...
Hardware & Devices

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 19:23.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App