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Windows 7: Cannot load XP on a W7 machine

12 Jul 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium
Cannot load XP on a W7 machine

I'm trying to load windows XP to enable a dual boot on an e-machines PC with Windows 7 home premium already installed. I've followed the instructions in a previous tutorial on the subject, but here's what happens.

I installed a second HD on the PC successfully. The pc reads the HD and has assigned it a drive letter. I also purchased a Windows XP Home OEM license CD.

When I try to boot from the XP CD, it starts loading drivers and other files, and then I get a blue screen saying installation halted due to possible damage to the computer. Is this an OEM license issue, or am I missing something?

Please help!!!

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12 Jul 2010   #2
Microsoft MVP


Duplicate thread.

Please post in your other thread where you are already getting help: Probs installing XP on a Windows 7 machine
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