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Windows 7: Install Windows XP in addition, just for gaming

21 May 2009   #1
extremepilot

Windows 7 Build 7100
 
 
Install Windows XP in addition, just for gaming

I have Windows 7 Build 7100 and it runs great, but I want to install Windows XP for better gaming performance.
Do I need to reinstall my games for use with Windows XP? I don't know, I never ran two operating systems before


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21 May 2009   #2
Orbital Shark

 
 

Hi extremepilot, welcome to the forums.

I've not dual booted before either, although i'm gonna try it soon . You would, however, need to re-install all your games for XP as the OS architecture is completely different (even if you installed some with compatability mode).

Hope this helps




Jeff
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21 May 2009   #3
extremepilot

Windows 7 Build 7100
 
 

woo fast response. thanks, as I suspected. will proceed according to plan. thank u orbital shark
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21 May 2009   #4
jfar

Vista Ult64, Win7600
 
 

Hi Try this it might tell you a few things.
Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP
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22 May 2009   #5
extremepilot

Windows 7 Build 7100
 
 

thanks! it was easy as pie. gta 4 runs smooth as butter, too
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22 May 2009   #6
Eul

Windows 7
 
 

Have you tried running your XP programs in Windows XP mode. I have several programs going on it and it works a charm. That way you dont have to switch OS to play specific software, just open the application and it starts withing the Virtual XP Enviroment.

Highly recomended you give it a try.
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