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Windows 7: Windows XP installation

27 Aug 2010   #1
lyxtian

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 
Windows XP installation

Hello guys.. I need help.. Ok i want to dual boot Win7 and WinXP (Win7 first) , im done shrinking part, im now installing windows XP. after when i finish copying the files in the blue screen installed it with the created the partition in the instructions. Ok my computer will restart then go to the more decent XP installation , But my computer will hang up in that part when after copying files


BTW im using USB to install windows XP and followed the tutorial in these forums.. And i think my windows xp have no wrong with it i tried to copy of windows XP.. Hope u understand my english

Thank you for your help!!


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27 Aug 2010   #2
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello lyxtian, welcome to Seven Forums!





Just to start this off, where did the ISO of XP you're creating the USB with come from; are these the tutorials you are using so far?


How to Create a Bootable Windows 7 Installation USB Flash Drive

How to Setup a Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP
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27 Aug 2010   #3
lyxtian

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Thank you for your fast reply , Im using my other laptop to make XP files to usb.. Yes im using that tutorial and im using win to flash to flash xp to usb.
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27 Aug 2010   #4
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote:
Where did the ISO of XP you're creating the USB with come from?




I ask this as you may have got a bad ISO image.
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27 Aug 2010   #5
lyxtian

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

I just borrowed the CD from my cousin but i reformatted my computer yesterday with that cd having no problems but no dual boot first only XP and when i run windows 7 it says cannot startup cause of the disk management
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27 Aug 2010   #6
gregrocker

 

I have never gotten XP to install from a USB flash drive. I'm sure it can be done but wasn't worth the trouble.

Can you borrow a CD drive if you don't have one? Set it as first to boot, then install XP.
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28 Aug 2010   #7
lyxtian

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Ok but got no friends who has external CD drive , tried it again same problem im gonna try XP first installed then install win7 later night..
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28 Aug 2010   #8
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Hi there
if your BIOS allows booting from an external drive then set it to boot from the USB drive.

I'm not sure if its valid any more but because of the different way boot works in W7 compared to XP I thought you had to install the OLDER OS first and then install W7 which will create the correct bootloader.

Things have changed since I last messed around with Dual Boot so this might not be valid anymore.

With newer hardware and bigger / faster disks I find it easier to use a VIRTUAL MACHINE when I need XP or another OS.

That might be a better plan these days -- use vmware player or vbox both FREE and excellent.

Cheers
jimbo
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