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Windows 7: XP Setup on x64


23 Dec 2009   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 & Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat Beta
 
 
XP Setup on x64

Umm...
I have 32bit XP Pro and MCE SEPARATELY ON CDs.
I also have Vista x64 and 7 x64 INSTALLED ON A SATA HDD.
I have Intel Pentium Dual Core x64

I have heard that this works for some people.

When I try to install XP via the MCE disc, it says:
Setup is starting Windows...

Then: A BSOD. I cannot remember what type.
This also happens with the Pro disc.

ACER MODEL NUMBER: ACER ASPIRE X1700

I need XP for a project, and VMs are too slow.
HELP


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23 Dec 2009   #2
Microsoft MVP

 

Are you booting from the XP install CD?

What is the exact error message? Snap a pic if necessary to attach here.

Did you use Disk Management to shrink existing partitions to create a New partition to format using the XP CD?

It is likely that the SATA controllers for your Acer are not in the XP CD and need to be added at the F6 prompt during driver loading phase. They may need to be slipstreamed using Nlite if you have no floppy drive.

Please complete your System Specs as there isn't even an Acer model number there.
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24 Dec 2009   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 & Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat Beta
 
 

Ok, I updated the first post.


The image is here since it is too hi-res to show here.

If you cannot read that, I'm not sure what to do.

BTW: I know this looks like a "normal" BSOD, but it is from the CD saying "Setup is starting Windows..."
Also: It would not let me choose the SATA option
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24 Dec 2009   #4
Microsoft MVP

 

Enter BIOS setup and change the SATA controller setting for the drive where you are installing XP to Auto or IDE.

Now try install again.

If installer will still not recognize HD correctly then you need to slipstream drivers into the XP installer files, recompile ISO and burn to CD.

This can be done with a very cool app called NLite: How To Slipstream SATA Drivers Into XP CD
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24 Dec 2009   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 & Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat Beta
 
 

That's the thing....

My comp says when booting:

Code:
Enter BIOS Setup F12 View Boot Menu
...but F12 brings me to the boot menu. I can't seem to access the BIOS.

Quote:
Enter BIOS setup and change the SATA controller setting for the drive where you are installing XP to Auto or IDE.
I also plan on installing XP on a partition, not a physical drive.


edit: my friggin monitor just wasn't autoadjusted! stupid me
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Dec 2009   #6
Microsoft MVP

 

If you are going to install XP on the same physical drive as Windows 7, then setting the SATA controller to IDE now could make Windows 7 unbootable.

You can try to change to IDE to install XP, then change back to SATA after XP is installed and has easier access to SATA controllers.

If you want to try this, I suggest making a Windows 7 backup image of your HDD stored externally so you can start over if necessary by reimaging the HDD.

Otherwise you'll need to put the SATA controller driver into the XP installer using a floppy drive via F6 when prompted during the first driver-loading phase, or slipstreamed using Vlite as given above.
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24 Dec 2009   #7

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

I remember there used to be an issue with the SATA drive needing to be set the ACHI I think. This was to install XP on a HD that used to have Vista. But I'm not sure how it applies to you, because you are only doing a partition.
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25 Dec 2009   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 & Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat Beta
 
 

I found a guide on the net for my system.
I restored Vista/7's bootloader.... now, I can't get to XP!!
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25 Dec 2009   #9
Microsoft MVP

 

Yes we could have told you that restoring the bootloader to Windows 7 would deactivate MBR on Vista which is where Windows 7 places it when installed last to correctly configure the boot.

The path back to a dual boot now is normally to run a Repair Install which will again reestablish Windows 7 as installed last to correctly reconfigure the boot.

However, to be sure please post back here screenshots of the listings from EasyBCD screen, and your full Disk Management drive map. Use the Snipping tool in Start menu, attaching files using paper clip in reply box.

Attachment 43671
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25 Dec 2009   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 & Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat Beta
 
 

Is there any other way? I wish I wouldn't have to do a repair install. Can I use EasyBCD to create an entry for XP and boot into it?
Here is the link to the guide I used:
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