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Windows 7: Windows XP Mode on real HDD


23 Jan 2012   #1

Windows XP Pro x64
 
 
Windows XP Mode on real HDD

Hi All,


Is there a way to run Windows 7 XP Mode from real HDD? (Not virtual)

I tried copy all the contents of xp mode vhd to one of my partition, and boot it. But blue screen comes up before windows loading. Safe mode also didn't work.

I really confused, help me!!

Windows XP Mode on real HDD-dxjcbxauqb8ry.jpg

*Partition info: Primary, NTFS, 4k cluster



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23 Jan 2012   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

It seems what you are asking for is a dual boot.
The only way to achieve that is with a full copy of xp.
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23 Jan 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

It can't be done and needs to be run from your VHD.

Why do you think you're asked to download Virtual PC as well?

As Maguscreed points out, if you want to use Windows XP alongside Windows 7 without using XP Mode you need to have a copy of Windows XP and dual boot it with Windows 7.

Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP
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23 Jan 2012   #4

Windows XP Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Maguscreed View Post
It seems what you are asking for is a dual boot.
The only way to achieve that is with a full copy of xp.
I don't asked dual boot

My purpose is booting from my second hdd primary partition, installed with windows xp mode (cloned fom VirtualXP.vhd)

So it's not possible?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seavixen32 View Post
Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

It can't be done and needs to be run from your VHD.

Why do you think you're asked to download Virtual PC as well?

As Maguscreed points out, if you want to use Windows XP alongside Windows 7 without using XP Mode you need to have a copy of Windows XP and dual boot it with Windows 7.
Thank you seavixen32

Because its needed to run on Windows 7 right?

Why it wouldn't boot with real system?
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23 Jan 2012   #5

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Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gacyde View Post
My purpose is booting from my second hdd primary partition, installed with windows xp mode (cloned fom VirtualXP.vhd)

So it's not possible?
What you are asking for is the same, you want a native xp environment.
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23 Jan 2012   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

XP Mode is designed to run under a virtual machine, which has to be installed first.

Nothing more, nothing less.

Which part of it won't run on a native hard drive don't you understand?
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23 Jan 2012   #7

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
 
 

Worth to mention is that the End User Licence of Microsoft Windows XP Mode only allows it to be run from a Microsoft Virtual PC virtual disk on Windows 7 systems running Professional, Ultimate or Enterprise editions.

Any other use is aganst the EULA.

Kari
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23 Jan 2012   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Thanks Kari.

I'd say that nails it, once and for all.
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