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Windows 7: Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP


28 Apr 2009   #1419
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 
Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP

How to Setup a Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP


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28 Jul 2011   #1420
PussEKatt

Windows home premium 64 bit
 
 

Thanks,those links look really good and I cant wait to start downloading drivers for XP,I have a problem though.On that HP page they say that it is important to have the right model number but I can only find my serial number and my production number ?! so I dont know which drivers to download,can you help ?
I have a Presario CQ62 Notebook PC
Serial # CNF 115502V ..this could also be CNF II5502V
Production # LN371PA#ABG
As you can see none of these numbers look anything like the numbers mentioned in the HP link.


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28 Jul 2011   #1421
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello PussEKatt,

You can use the Automatic Product Detection option at the HP link below to help with this.

HP Product Detection

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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30 Jul 2011   #1422
PussEKatt

Windows home premium 64 bit
 
 

Thanks for that Brink,I looked it up and my system is not supported, I think that is because I have a 64bit OS. Never mind I will have to run XP in a virtual PC
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30 Jul 2011   #1423
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

I'm sorry to hear that. I hope that it will work in a VM for you.
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01 Aug 2011   #1424
crisspaulo05

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Hello, I don't see " Press any key to boot from CD or DVD.. " whenever I start my laptop, I've already configured the BIOS setup. What am I gonna do now ?

Edit: My laptop is an Acer Aspire 5738G.
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01 Aug 2011   #1425
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Where did you get Windows 7? If retail, clean the disk. Are other disks bootable? If not clean or replace the DVD drive. If you burned it yourself, burn another using ImgBurn at 4x speed with Verify, or write to bootable flash stick with Universal USB Installer then boot under USB or HD's.

Try using the one-time BIOS Boot Menu key given on first boot screen.
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02 Aug 2011   #1426
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by crisspaulo05 View Post
Hello, I don't see " Press any key to boot from CD or DVD.. " whenever I start my laptop, I've already configured the BIOS setup. What am I gonna do now ?

Edit: My laptop is an Acer Aspire 5738G.
What OS are you trying to install?
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02 Aug 2011   #1427
crisspaulo05

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

My OS is Windows 7 [x64] Home Premium. Thanks for the reply, much appreciated.
Hope you can help me
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02 Aug 2011   #1428
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by crisspaulo05 View Post
My OS is Windows 7 [x64] Home Premium. Thanks for the reply, much appreciated.
Hope you can help me
I take it you have No OS installed.

If you would like to install Win XP first, use method one.

If you would like to install Windows 7 first, use method two.
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02 Aug 2011   #1429
ShadowMario3

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64 and Windows XP Professional SP3 x32 (Dual Boot)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by crisspaulo05 View Post
Hello, I don't see " Press any key to boot from CD or DVD.. " whenever I start my laptop, I've already configured the BIOS setup. What am I gonna do now ?

Edit: My laptop is an Acer Aspire 5738G.
I have an Acer Aspire (5732Z model) as well, so the BIOS should be the same. What you need to do in the BIOS is under the "Main" tab, go to "F12 Boot Menu", and make it Enabled. After you save and exit, the "F12 to change boot order" should be on the Acer splash screen. Press F12, select the DVD drive, and then it'll say "Press any key to boot from CD or DVD", and it should work as normal.

Also, since you said "My OS is Windows 7" I'm guessing that's the one that came installed already (since it seems that's what the specs for it say). If you're looking to install XP on it, make sure the SATA drivers are slipstreamed. If not, you'll have to go back the the BIOS and change the hard drive mode (under the "Main" tab) from "ACHI" to "IDE". If you are installing Windows 7, then you don't need to worry about that.
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