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Windows 7: How much space does XP need?

13 Mar 2010   #11
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by iseeuu View Post
You could install VirtualBox first, then XP in VirtualBox?

Just remember you will have to install a key about half way through the install or you will not be able to finish the install, it's not like Vista and W 7 where you can completely install first then add the key later. I found out the hard way.
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13 Mar 2010   #12
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

right, decision made, ill VM it, and check it like that, anyone recommend a good VM program? not VM workstation it causes all sorts of issues on my rig

thanks for all your help guys, id Rep you if we werent in Chillout room
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13 Mar 2010   #13
iseeuu

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by severedsolo View Post
thats not a bad idea iseeu i might do that later
Sun's VirtualBox

If it is "buggy", you would have it in a "sand box"!

BTW here is one of my XP drive maps, using just less than 10GB:

How much space does XP need?-win7_plus_xp_01.png

Cheers!


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13 Mar 2010   #14
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

I'm using Sun VB myself, it's very easy to set up.
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13 Mar 2010   #15
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

BFK yeah its ok i know the key is genuine (its actually the original key that came with the PC) its just the disk came in a plain white disk sleeve (the seller told me that they had damaged the case) i just want to check its not malware ridden

ill give VB a try, cheers again everyone
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13 Mar 2010   #16
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

Give Microsoft Virtual PC a try, I've used it and never had any problems. I haven't tried it in windows 7 though. If it's XP sp3 you don't have to enter a product code, you can try it for 30 days without having to activate it.
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13 Mar 2010   #17
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by severedsolo View Post
thanks guys,

BFK yeah its ok i know the key is genuine (its actually the original key that came with the PC) its just the disk came in a plain white disk sleeve (the seller told me that they had damaged the case) i just want to check its not malware ridden

Hey mate I wasn't saying that at all; I just wanted you to know that A key would have to be entered before the install would finish, the first time I tried XP I didn't have a key (with me) and I got stuck in a boot loop, what a mess.
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13 Mar 2010   #18
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
Give Microsoft Virtual PC a try, I've used it and never had any problems. I haven't tried it in windows 7 though. If it's XP sp3 you don't have to enter a product code, you can try it for 30 days without having to activate it.
isnt virtual pc the thing you use to run XP mode? if so i cant use it as my processor is incompatible
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13 Mar 2010   #19
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
Give Microsoft Virtual PC a try, I've used it and never had any problems. I haven't tried it in windows 7 though. If it's XP sp3 you don't have to enter a product code, you can try it for 30 days without having to activate it.

That's not the experience I had, see my post above.
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13 Mar 2010   #20
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

In case you need some instruction, a while ago I wrote a little tutorial on how to deal with Virtual Box (which I recommend) and Virtual PC. You can download the PDF from here. It was written for Windows7 as a guest (the Beta at the time). But it works just as well for XP.
I recommend you allocate between 500MB to 1GB of RAM and 15 to 20GB of dynamic disk space( it will only use what it needs).
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