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Windows 7: How much space does XP need?

14 Mar 2010   #71
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

This post wasn't there when I started typing my last one,
Looks like the owners manual for your motherboard is as usless as mine.
if I read this correct Tech ARP - SATA AHCI Mode AHCI is the enhanced mode so my guess is the SATA mode is in fact the IDE emulation mode.
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14 Mar 2010   #72
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
This post wasn't there when I started typing my last one,
Looks like the owners manual for your motherboard is as usless as mine.
if I read this correct Tech ARP - SATA AHCI Mode AHCI is the enhanced mode so my guess is the SATA mode is in fact the IDE emulation mode.
That would be the end of that idea then as there's effectivley no IDE mode to enable?


I wonder out of curiosity if he had an IDE HDD he could use the "Primary IDE Master" option?
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14 Mar 2010   #73
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

Yeah, his motherboard is like mine and has one (legacy) IDE controller built into it. My IDE hard drive shows up in that section of my BIOS.
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14 Mar 2010   #74
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hey solo, do you have an IDE HDD around?
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14 Mar 2010   #75
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

well i think basically the general consensus here is give up or buy an IDE hard drive, thanks for your ideas guys, you have both been very helpful, now to go and find someone at packard bell to shoot...

not an IDE hard drive i can use i think my parents pc has an IDE one, so i guess ill just have to test it on the VM then hand it over to them
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14 Mar 2010   #76
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by severedsolo View Post
well i think basically the general consensus here is give up or buy an IDE hard drive, thanks for your ideas guys, you have both been very helpful, now to go and find someone at packard bell to shoot...

not an IDE hard drive i can use i think my parents pc has an IDE one, so i guess ill just have to test it on the VM then hand it over to them

At least we've helped you pin it down a bit mate.
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14 Mar 2010   #77
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

If it looks like a legitimate Microsoft CD I wouldn't sweat it too much. It might take a while but I think you could put the CD in your optical drive and scan it with your currently installed anti-virus app. If you can find out what the MD5 checksum is supposed to be for your version you could check that to see if it matches. If it matches then the odds are very good that it hasn't been altered in any way.
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14 Mar 2010   #78
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

I got this of the "setup" off my disk then remembered that yours is SP2 and mine is SP3 sorry.


How much space does XP need?-xp1.jpg


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14 Mar 2010   #79
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

sod it, ill install MSE and Malware bytes onto the VM and see what it comes up with,
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14 Mar 2010   #80
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by severedsolo View Post
sod it, ill install MSE and Malware bytes onto the VM and see what it comes up with,

That's an idea.
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