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Windows 7: "This program is blocked due to compatibility issues."

18 Feb 2010   #1

"This program is blocked due to compatibility issues."

Hi Everybody,

I have gone thru the tutorial of installing a dual boot to my laptop. I have windows 7 as the first install, and I am trying to add Windows XP. I successfully partitioned the hard disk using the tutorial(using disk management to shrink drive C and creating a new partitioned drive). When I insert the Windows XP installer which I bought, I am able to click the Install Windows XP, but then this error comes out:

"This program is blocked due to compatibility issues." and something like: "Setup cannout continue because the version of windows on your computer is newer than the version on the CD."

When I try to do the install on start-up, the setup is running but then I stumble again to an error:

"A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer", blah blah. And the technical info is like "***STOP: 0x0000007B"

Can anybody help me with this?

My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Feb 2010   #2

W7 X-64 W8.1 X-64 Opensuse 13.1 W2003 Server

Hi there
Due to the Boot mechanism differences between XP and W7 in general you should install the OLDER OS FIRST.

What's happening here is that the XP boot mechanism which is different from W7 is attempting to hose up the boost files.

Some people have got XP to dual boot with W7 installed first however but if it doesn't work install XP first.

These forums have an excellent tutorial for BOTH CASES.

Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP

You can "Force" the XP system to work when W7 is installed first by "hiding" the W7 partition and setting the partition on which you want to install XP as "Active". GPARTED will do this.

However you'll then need to fiddle around with a boot manager.

My advice would be to wipe the discs, re-partition and start again installing XP first.

W7 also often adds a small ACTIVE "System" partition which causes problems when installing XP as this is the "Active" partition so again I'd suggest you'll have a lot less problems installing XP first.

Don't forgget also with XP you probably will need to "slipstream" SATA drivers or your XP system won't find any hard disks -- you might be able to set the disks to IDE in the bios which will get round the problem.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Feb 2010   #3

Windows 8.1 Pro x64 x3 + Windows 10 Preview, Ubuntu

It would appear from the error message that you are attempting to run the XP installer from within windows 7 - this is not a valid install route.

Run the install CD at boot - the media for XP should be a bootable CD/DVD.

As jimbo has stated you may also need a copy of SATA drivers on a disk.

Once the XP is installed you will probably find that the win7 install is broken, insert the win7 disk and perform a start-up repair - you may have to run this several times - this should then create a dual boot menu with both operating systems listed
My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Feb 2010   #4

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)

Hi there, since you got bsod 0X7B, go to BIOS and change the SATA operation to AHCI MODE or COMBINATION MODE.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Feb 2010   #5



I have Windows 7 as the installed OS that comes with the laptop i bought. So naturally, I was trying to add XP. I would not want to do everything from scratch if I clean install with XP as the first OS. I want windows 7 to be my primary OS, and boot to XP if there are applications that do not run on 7.


I will try that. I am a beginner and will need lots of advices here on.

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13 Sep 2014   #6

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