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Windows 7: Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP


28 Apr 2009   #1899
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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31 Oct 2012   #1900
Sibo

Windows 7 Ultimate x 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Sibo,

There has been many that had issues with their restore points and shadow copies in Windows 7 being deleted everytime they started XP. The workaround for that was to hide the Windows 7 partition/drive from XP inside XP.

System Restore Points - Stop XP Dual Boot Delete - Vista Forums

Hope this helps,
Shawn

Thanks for that. I felt uncomfortable with explorer showing the win 7 drive. Tried to avoid opening it by mistake. Now I know it can delete my restore points I will blind xp to 7 using the registry. Following the tutorial on this.

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31 Oct 2012   #1901
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're most welcome.
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01 Nov 2012   #1902
jayjonbeach

Win XP 32
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Yes, as explained you must have SP3 to have any chance to install XP on newest hardware.
HAH! As explained? I mention I am going to slip my XP with SP3 just for kicks (since my laptop is a 5 year-OLD compaq I didn't think this was the cause), THEN you mention I should do just that, after I posted about it!

Had you "mentioned" this as a possible cause to my issues from the beginning, you might have saved me 4 days of hair pulling! Ah well, at least its fixed now, what a grind it was though.

I am not even convinced that is what is "fixed" it, rather than installing on the C partition as I did both at the same time.
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01 Nov 2012   #1903
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jayjonbeach View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Yes, as explained you must have SP3 to have any chance to install XP on newest hardware.
HAH! As explained? I mention I am going to slip my XP with SP3 just for kicks (since my laptop is a 5 year-OLD compaq I didn't think this was the cause), THEN you mention I should do just that, after I posted about it!

Had you "mentioned" this as a possible cause to my issues from the beginning, you might have saved me 4 days of hair pulling! Ah well, at least its fixed now, what a grind it was though.

I am not even convinced that is what is "fixed" it, rather than installing on the C partition as I did both at the same time.
Greg did post that in reply to your first post here linked below.

Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
An XPired OS won't install on new hardware and the answer is to get rid of Windows 7?

...and repeated it here:

Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP
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25 Nov 2012   #1904
josh82

windows 7 64 bit home premium
 
 

Hey I'm trying to install XP on my Toshiba Satellite P850 12X (short model no. PSPKBE) but I can't find the correct driver for my HD. The HD is a Toshiba MQ01ABD100. I've looked on the Toshiba website here :

Laptop Driver Downloads:

...but can't find the right one. Can anyone please help me?

Thanks.
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25 Nov 2012   #1905
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

The SATA controller driver is an element of the chipset provided here: Driver Details - Toshiba

You'll have to run the .exe to extract the drivers noting the location, then browse into there with Nlite to try to pick up the SATA controller driver. Theog is an expert on doing this.

Have you tried virtualizing XP in Windows 7 using Virtual Player, VIrtual Box or VMWare first?
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25 Nov 2012   #1906
josh82

windows 7 64 bit home premium
 
 

Virtual Box sounds good. The reason I need XP is cos I use alot of audio applications which don't run at all or won't run properly in Windows 7. If I'm using alot of RAM & CPU-heavy programs would Virtual Box be the best option or would that just be extra drainage on the laptop? It does sound like a much better option than the dual boot, to be honest.
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25 Nov 2012   #1907
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

What programs are so old they won't run in any Compatibility Mode?
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25 Nov 2012   #1908
josh82

windows 7 64 bit home premium
 
 

It's kinda complex but : Guitar Rig 3 won't work & importing presets from GR3 into 4 doesn't work properly. Fruity Loops 6 doesn't work properly but Fruity Loops 10 does but a bunch of softsynths won't work in 10 so I have to use FL6 (I've tried 7,8 & 9 aswell). I'm doing an album which I started in FL6 so it's easier I guess to finish it off using Virtual Box & then upgrade my software. Thanks for your help.
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31 Dec 2012   #1909
Domenico7

win 7 64 bit
 
 

I was installing XP on a new Dell Latitude 6530 laptop and no matter what I did it wouldn't install. I would get a BSOD on install every time. I thought initially it might have been a driver issue, but then realized that I had somehow blanked one important detail: The SATA controller was set to AHCI in the BIOS and that is why XP wasn't able to install.

If you're trying to install XP on newer equipment, please be advised that there is a setting in the BIOS for the SATA controller that can prevent you from installing. If the SATA controller is set to AHCI it won't work. If it's set to ATA it will.

BIOS > SATA > change "AHCI" to "ATA"

I hope this helps some folks.
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