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Windows 7: Dual boot?

20 Nov 2009   #21
danviau

Dual Boot - C: Win 7 & D: XP PRO
 
 

ok got the welcome to win xp screen, but the intsall xp tap was grayed out could not choose. Only options are perform additional tasks & check system compatibility.


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20 Nov 2009   #22
danviau

Dual Boot - C: Win 7 & D: XP PRO
 
 

for the welcome to MS screen but the install win xp is grayed out only options are perform additional tasks & chcek system compatibility.
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20 Nov 2009   #23
gregrocker

 

Check System Compatibility to see if it reveals what drivers you need.

Is there a prompt to install SATA drivers in advance at any point? Maybe someone else can remember how that goes.
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20 Nov 2009   #24
danviau

Dual Boot - C: Win 7 & D: XP PRO
 
 

ok got the welcome to win xp screen, but the intsall xp tap was grayed out could not choose. Only options are perform additional tasks & check system compatibility.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Nov 2009   #25
gregrocker

 

Are you running SATA controller or IDE? Check in your BIOS by tapping F-key shown on first boot-up screen. See if you can set the HDD to IDE to get XP to recognize it.

If not then we need to get the SATA drivers in, either using XP installer prompt or slipstreaming them into the installer using Nlite.

I am a little rusty on XP installs and not at my computer to test this until Sat afternoon/eve.

Any help here?
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20 Nov 2009   #26
danviau

Dual Boot - C: Win 7 & D: XP PRO
 
 

just sends me to the MS website?
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20 Nov 2009   #27
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Are you running SATA controller or IDE? Check in your BIOS by tapping F-key shown on first boot-up screen. See if you can set the HDD to IDE to get XP to recognize it.

If not then we need to get the SATA drivers in, either using XP installer prompt or slipstreaming them into the installer using Nlite.

I am a little rusty on XP installs and not at my computer to test this until Sat afternoon/eve.
Did you try this?
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20 Nov 2009   #28
danviau

Dual Boot - C: Win 7 & D: XP PRO
 
 

yes in the bios it said sata native support - enabled
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20 Nov 2009   #29
gregrocker

 

try setting that to IDE to see if XP has the driver for it in its installer. XP installers are missing many SATA drivers since it is newer. BIOS can often emulate IDE. Otherwise we need to get your SATA driver into the XP installer.
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20 Nov 2009   #30
danviau

Dual Boot - C: Win 7 & D: XP PRO
 
 

will this affect win 7 from booting?
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