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Windows 7: Installing XP on Different Partition

24 Apr 2010   #1

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

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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

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
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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

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

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
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Boot the XP CD and install to space you create by shrinking Windows 7 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 Windows 7 back to Dual Boot menu. You will need Net Framework 2.0 installed first to use Easy in XP.
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