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Windows 7: Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP


28 Apr 2009   #839
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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06 Aug 2010   #840
Computergeek78

windows 7
 
 

Brink help I have followed fully I dont know where to get the sata driver from to slip it. I have a WD wd5000bevt and i can not find the drivers for it.

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06 Aug 2010   #841
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Computergeek,

You can get the SATA driver from either your motherboard manufacturer's website, or if it's a OEM store bought computer, from the computer manufacterer's website for that model number.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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06 Aug 2010   #842
Computergeek78

windows 7
 
 

Motherboard and oem is same company crapway opps Gateway and all the drivers they have is vista and windows 7 do you think one of these might work? Gateway Support - Drivers & Downloads please let me know what you think. thanks in advance.
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06 Aug 2010   #843
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

What's the model number for you computer? You might consider filling in you system specs to help as well.
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06 Aug 2010   #844
Computergeek78

windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
What's the model number for you computer? You might consider filling in you system specs to help as well.
It is not my computer so that is why i left that part blank

motherboard model NV53A version 1.06
chipset AMD 785GX
southbridge amd SB850
cpu AMD K10
memory samsung ddr3 2048 times 2
graphic ATI mobility Radeon HD 4250
HDD western Digital 500 gig

model # NV53a48u


Let me know if you need more info
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06 Aug 2010   #845
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

I'm sorry Computergeek, but I can't find a SATA driver available for that model either.

If it has Windows 7 Professional, Ultimate, or Enterprise installed on it, then you could use Windows XP Mode to have Windows XP installed on a virtual machine in Windows Virtual PC if you like.
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08 Aug 2010   #846
Computergeek78

windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
I'm sorry Computergeek, but I can't find a SATA driver available for that model either.

If it has Windows 7 Professional, Ultimate, or Enterprise installed on it, then you could use Windows XP Mode to have Windows XP installed on a virtual machine in Windows Virtual PC if you like.
Thanks for the help I am just going to tell him to return the machine and hopefully i can get it going for him.
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08 Aug 2010   #847
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're welcome. Please let us know the outcome.
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11 Aug 2010   #848
discens

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Congratulations on the clarity of the guide.

I have some questions, which, I am afraid, will betray my little knowledge about OSs. I apologize beforehand for the imprecise terminology.
I have a laptop with Windows 7 Ultimate installed. I chose this version because of the Windows XP mode, but unfortunately old video games meant for XP which are incompatible with Windows 7 cannot run satisfactorily on the virtual machine. So, I would like to install Windows XP on a partition.

1) I still have the original XP install disk from an old computer of mine, which has been out of order for a long time. Can I use this disk to install XP on my new computer, or will there be some problems? Otherwise, is it possible to use the copy of XP used for the Windows XP mode in Windows 7 for the installation on a partition?

2)My laptop has two internal hard disks, one of which is still empty. Which one of them should I partition, since I think that using an entire one for XP would be excessive?

3) I never set up RAID on my computer, but is it possible that it had been set up by the manufacturer? If so, how can I check?

Thank you for your attention and for any reply.
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12 Aug 2010   #849
quoll

win 7
 
 
dual boot

I have a desktop PC with Windows 7 64 premium installed,
How would I go about installing XP on an external hdd?
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