Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Is there a way to dual boot to XP, after installing 7?

09 May 2009   #21
Noles

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by YupYup View Post
Just delete the partition and then make it a primary partition labeled "windows XP" like it shows in the tutorial.
I deleted it and formatted it, but it's still a "Healthy (Logical Drive)" - is that alright?


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
09 May 2009   #22
Noles

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

When I try to load the Windows XP disk and start the setup, after awhile it gives me this blue screen error each time:

Quote:
STOP: 0x0000007E (0x0000005, 0xF748E0BF, 0xF78DA208, 0xF78D9F08)

pci.sys address F748E0BF base at F7487000 datestamp 3b7d855c
I can't even get to this part.

I don't know about "NOTE: Make sure that the CD/DVD drive is selected first in the boot order in the BIOS.", but that might be causing the error, as I don't really know how to do that.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 May 2009   #23
Noles

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

I think since it doesn't even give me the option to install it when I try running it when my computer is running, that might be the problem? Why it's happening beats me though.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

09 May 2009   #24
YupYup

Win 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Noles View Post
I deleted it and formatted it, but it's still a "Healthy (Logical Drive)" - is that alright?
Primary would better, you can leave it unallocated if you can't make it primary. Is this a sata or pata drive? and is it a vanilla XP or does it have a service pack and if it does which one.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 May 2009   #25
myzr7

Windows 7 Ulti. x64
 
 

Noles. Hey is this a full version of XP you have or is it a back up cd from dell? The back up or so called restore disc could be missing some drivers need to continue with the install.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 May 2009   #26
YupYup

Win 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by myzr7 View Post
Noles. Hey is this a full version of XP you have or is it a back up cd from dell? The back up or so called restore disc could be missing some drivers need to continue with the install.
I believe his dell came with vista, Any i was thinking that it has a sata drive so he will need to f6 to load them or switch to ide mode if his bios has that option.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 May 2009   #27
Noles

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by YupYup View Post
Primary would better, you can leave it unallocated if you can't make it primary. Is this a sata or pata drive? and is it a vanilla XP or does it have a service pack and if it does which one.
Well when I delete the drive it just leaves it as a "Free Space" (light green color). I can't even make it unallocated, and if I can I don't know how to. I'm not supposed to delete the actual partition, am I?

Here's what it looks like:



I'm not really sure if it's a pata/sata (I'm new to this). The XP CD just says:

Quote:
OPERATING SYSTEM
Reinstallation CD
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
Quote:
Noles. Hey is this a full version of XP you have or is it a back up cd from dell? The back up or so called restore disc could be missing some drivers need to continue with the install.
"Reinstallation CD"

Quote:
I believe his dell came with vista, Any i was thinking that it has a sata drive so he will need to f6 to load them or switch to ide mode if his bios has that option.
Mine did, yes. The other computer I have has XP on it. So I need to load the CD using F6 - not the way described in the tutorial? I was just pressing F12 to get to the boot menu and then booting from the CD, and then attempting the installation.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 May 2009   #28
YupYup

Win 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Noles View Post
Well when I delete the drive it just leaves it as a "Free Space" (light green color). I can't even make it unallocated, and if I can I don't know how to. I'm not supposed to delete the actual partition, am I?
Yes delete the actual D: partition, perform that step twice and it will be unallocated then you can create a primary partition.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Noles View Post
I'm not really sure if it's a pata/sata (I'm new to this). The XP CD just says:
"Reinstallation CD"
Provide the dell model number and we can look it up, as for a "Reinstallation CD" you may or may not be able to install that on a machine that it did not come with.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Noles View Post
So I need to load the CD using F6 - not the way described in the tutorial? I was just pressing F12 to get to the boot menu and then booting from the CD, and then attempting the installation.
Use F12 to boot to cd as you did and during the the process shown in the tutorial a prompt will flash at the bottom of the screen indicating to press F6. Unfortunately with XP you need a floppy drive to load the drivers or slipstream them into the XP disc.

Forgot to mention if you don't have a floppy or slipstreaming is more than you want to do there may be an option in the bios to switch to ide mode which does not require you to load the drivers.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 May 2009   #29
Noles

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by YupYup View Post
Yes delete the actual D: partition, perform that step twice and it will be unallocated then you can create a primary partition.
Here's what I get:





Quote:
Provide the dell model number and we can look it up, as for a "Reinstallation CD" you may or may not be able to install that on a machine that it did not come with.
The product key? That's all I can see. If you tell me where it is I'll try to find it.



Quote:
Use F12 to boot to cd as you did and during the the process shown in the tutorial a prompt will flash at the bottom of the screen indicating to press F6. Unfortunately with XP you need a floppy drive to load the drivers or slipstream them into the XP disc.
No floppy drive.

Quote:
Forgot to mention if you don't have a floppy or slipstreaming is more than you want to do there may be an option in the bios to switch to ide mode which does not require you to load the drivers.
Ide mode? Want to explain a bit more on that?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 May 2009   #30
YupYup

Win 7
 
 

Can you make it so the space is unallocated?.

Dell model number as in "Dell Inspiron 530s" it should be on the case somewhere (back/bottom usually).

Explain ide mode? well in layman terms it will let XP see and use the drive without having to load extra drivers. Different bios name it differently like (ide mode, compatabilty mode , legacy mode) and OEM's don't give you access to all options so you may or may not have a choice.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Is there a way to dual boot to XP, after installing 7?




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Cannot dual boot after installing new OS.
Hi guys, apologies for my first post being a "Help me" but I've been attempting to fix my PC since Thursday night, and since the Microsoft forums are utterly useless I've not got much choice. Basically, the PC I have came with Windows Home Premium x64 installed. I upgraded this to Ultimate...
Hardware & Devices
Installing Vista after Windows Seven for Dual Boot
Have a Windows 7 Home Premium laptop, and just got a full install Vista Home Basic CD. Would like to keep W7, and also install Vista for a dual boot on the same hard drive. Found the following guidance: https://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/5166-dual-boot-installation-windows-7-vista.html ...
Installation & Setup
Dual boot - installing XP after 7 - what boots after XP restarts?
Hello I'm trying to make a dual boot installation following Brink's tutorial (Method 2). My problem is the following: what should boot after windows XP has first copied the files onto the hard drive (text based) and is supposed to restart into graphical mode? Is the CD then booted or the hard...
Installation & Setup
Win 7 won;t boot after installing Ubuntu dual boot
Hopefully I'm sticking this in the right forum, seems the closest to me at least. Sorry for the wall of text, but I'm trying to provide as much info as possible. Anyway, I can't get Win 7 to boot after setting up dual boot (Ubuntu 10.10) on my GF's laptop. Been trying to solve this with help...
Installation & Setup
BSOD when installing XP for dual boot with Windows 7
I just got a new laptop with windows xp on it and Im trying to do a dual partition with windows xp to run pro tools for recording. I have created a second drive but it is a logical drive. On the computer management screen there is a small OEM partition, a recovery partition, the Os drive c...
Installation & Setup
Problem while installing XP to dual boot with Windows 7
Hello, I did a partition, i ran the XP setup, chose the partition, started install, then it copied the files, then it had to restart, it restarted.. but its not moving for the next setup screen, it just jams on the load, "Press any key to boot from CD ... " It is been there like over 30...
Installation & Setup


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:47.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App