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Windows 7: Install xp and windows 7 on one drive

12 Nov 2009   #1
vaakash

Windows Xp
 
 
Install xp and windows 7 on one drive

Hello,

I am planning to buy windows 7 within 2 weeks. I am currently using windows xp.
My computer specs is
Processor : pentium-4 2.93 ghz
Ram : 632 ghz (512+128)
OS : WIN XP
Hard drive : 80gb
Screen res:1024x768

I partitioned my hard drive into 4 (c,d,e,f), C drive contains Windows Xp and each drive is with 7.5 gb stored.

I want to keep my xp as it is and i want to install windows 7 also.

Is is possible to partition my drive and use it for xp and windows 7, if so pleaseee help me or specify any perfect tutorial on the web.

Thanks


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12 Nov 2009   #2
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Hi vaakash and welcome to the forums.
This tutorial will help you to do a clean install of Windows 7:
Clean Install Windows 7

This tutorial will help you resize your partition as Windows 7 needs atleast 40GB partition to install:
Partition or Volume - Shrink
Also, in the above tutorial, look at the related tutorials to help you create, delete and resize partiton.

This tutorial will help you setup dual boot function between XP and & so that both works fine together;
Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP


Hope this helps,
Dinesh.
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13 Nov 2009   #3
vaakash

Windows Xp
 
 

Thanks, for your help Dinesh. This forum is extremely good and it is really helpful
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13 Nov 2009   #4
zx81

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by vaakash View Post
Hello,

I am planning to buy windows 7 within 2 weeks. I am currently using windows xp.
My computer specs is
Processor : pentium-4 2.93 ghz
Ram : 632 ghz (512+128)
OS : WIN XP
Hard drive : 80gb
Screen res:1024x768

I partitioned my hard drive into 4 (c,d,e,f), C drive contains Windows Xp and each drive is with 7.5 gb stored.

I want to keep my xp as it is and i want to install windows 7 also.

Is is possible to partition my drive and use it for xp and windows 7, if so pleaseee help me or specify any perfect tutorial on the web.

Thanks
vaakash,

Only minor things left to do before installing Windows 7 , check the system requirements, and
Execute the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor so you know before if drivers and software cause you trouble:
Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor

If you like to export your user data and information to Windows 7, you can also use Windows Easy Transfer:
Windows Easy Transfer - Transfer To & From Computers

Have a nice day!

zx81
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13 Nov 2009   #5
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by vaakash View Post
Thanks, for your help Dinesh. This forum is extremely good and it is really helpful
No problem.
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13 Nov 2009   #6
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 
 

You can boot from your Win7 installer, choose Custom>Advanced tools, then create and format additional partitions as you wish before installing Win7 to the second partition.

Perhaps you might consider 3 partitions for XP, Win7 and data, since you only have 80 gigs.

Windows 7 installer will configure your dual boot menu fine as long as no other data drives are plugged in which could confuse the installer.

Later when you are ready to leave XP behind, we can show you how to delete XP and recover its space for Win7 using a partition manager like free Partition Wizard, then repairing the Win7 MBR by booting into it's installer repair console and running Startup Repair 3 times.
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