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Windows 7: Installing XP on Different Partition

24 Apr 2010   #1
DarkDavil

7 x64/ Back-Track 4
 
 
Installing XP on Different Partition

I got a msdn/technet subscription through my school, and i downloaded the MS XP SP3 x86(x32) to use as another OS. Because i feel that Windows 7 uses too much CPU/GPU when running to watch my blu-rays(streamed to tv through optical/hdmi cable) than XP uses. So i want to install XP, then stream my blu-rays to my tv while watching them in XP.
But - it wont let me install it!(Is it because i have a x64 computer, but the XP is x32?)

(I mounted the .iso, instead of burning, only 1 CD left :P)
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24 Apr 2010   #2
derekimo

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I don't think that's the reason, I'm no install expert but I have 7 64bit on one partition and vista 32bit on another partition, same physical drive.
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24 Apr 2010   #3
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

I think you need to make a Bootable CD / DVD & boot from it. But have a clean formatted partition already made to install the XP on.
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24 Apr 2010   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

If you want to install it from the .iso, you could install it in a Virtual Box partition. That would be the easiest, but I do not know how that would be for running the Blue rays.
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24 Apr 2010   #5
DarkDavil

7 x64/ Back-Track 4
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
If you want to install it from the .iso, you could install it in a Virtual Box partition. That would be the easiest, but I do not know how that would be for running the Blue rays.
Well - i think that would be counter-productive Running Win7+VM then blu-rays too ^^

Anyway - thanks guys. I think its just my computer :P
But I've gotten help with it in a Linux distro - so thanks again
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24 Apr 2010   #6
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Have fun and thanks for the reps.
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25 Apr 2010   #7
originalsinner7

windows 7 enterprise 32 bit
 
 
how to install XP on system running windows 7 64 bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Have fun and thanks for the reps.
i have windows 7 Enterprise 64 bit running on my system,

i want to install XP also with windows 7 ......but it does not read the bootable cd or dvd

what to do......

any suggestion??
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25 Apr 2010   #8
gregrocker

 

Boot the XP CD and install to space you create by shrinking Win7 in Disk Management.

Create the partition and format using XP CD.

Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP

Installing XP last will write MBR to XP, so install EasyBCD 2.0 in XP (after doing quick registration to use beta) to add Win7 back to Dual Boot menu. You will need Net Framework 2.0 installed first to use Easy in XP.
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