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Windows 7: Dual Boot Windows 7 Windows Xp

11 Nov 2010   #1
boppr1

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 
Dual Boot Windows 7 Windows Xp

I need to dual boot win 7 and xp
I have 7 installed and have xp disks
I need windows xp and cant us XP Mode
I have googled for a long time and have not been able to find a solution
thanks


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11 Nov 2010   #3
boppr1

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
I have tried that a few week ago and it did not work
but thanks anyway
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11 Nov 2010   #4
gregrocker

 

What is the exact problem?
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11 Nov 2010   #5
WeAreNotAlone

XP Pro 32, Win7 Pro 64, Windows 7 Ultimate 32/64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by boppr1 View Post
I need to dual boot win 7 and xp
I have 7 installed and have xp disks
I need windows xp and cant us XP Mode
I have googled for a long time and have not been able to find a solution
thanks
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by boppr1 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
I ave tried that a few week ago and it did not work
but thanks anyway
RE: I ave tried that a few week ago and it did not work
but thanks anyway


1: You should have mentioned you had tried xyz procedure several weeks ago.
2: Link posted by gregrocker is the best info on the subject.
3: You should post a screenshot of your partitions.
4: You need to post the details of "What did not work", what error messages you are getting. What OS is booting, or not etc.
5: When you did the install, was the drive CLEAN? Did it have a OEM recovery partition or any active partition at time of install? Do you see a 100mb system reserved partition?
6: Does pressing (F8) bring up Start-up repair without Win7 disc in drive?
7: Ditto- what error messages /info is displayed when you run a Start-up-repair?
7: Are you installing Win7, XP to a primary- or logical partition?
8: You mention Win7 is installed, and you have XP discs.... Do you have access to Win7 (RTM) disc?
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12 Nov 2010   #6
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Hi there
While you can't use XP MODE why not install VMWARE PLAYER and create a standard XP Virtual machine.

I'm running an XP Virtual machine on a small NETBOOK without any problems -- I have to use XP to use my Scanner, CAD plotter and some other hardware that won't run on W7.

VMWARE player is FREE and unless you need to create VIDEO on XP you can do most other things (including Audio editing / creating) on an XP virtual machine.

Advantage also is you could install and run your XP virtual machine on a USB stick too.

You can then use the VM on any machine without having to re-install XP.

Cheers
jimbo
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13 Nov 2010   #7
boppr1

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by WeAreNotAlone View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by boppr1 View Post
I need to dual boot win 7 and xp
I have 7 installed and have xp disks
I need windows xp and cant us XP Mode
I have googled for a long time and have not been able to find a solution
thanks
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by boppr1 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
I ave tried that a few week ago and it did not work
but thanks anyway
RE: I ave tried that a few week ago and it did not work
but thanks anyway


1: You should have mentioned you had tried xyz procedure several weeks ago.
2: Link posted by gregrocker is the best info on the subject.
3: You should post a screenshot of your partitions.
4: You need to post the details of "What did not work", what error messages you are getting. What OS is booting, or not etc.
5: When you did the install, was the drive CLEAN? Did it have a OEM recovery partition or any active partition at time of install? Do you see a 100mb system reserved partition?
6: Does pressing (F8) bring up Start-up repair without Win7 disc in drive?
7: Ditto- what error messages /info is displayed when you run a Start-up-repair?
7: Are you installing Win7, XP to a primary- or logical partition?
8: You mention Win7 is installed, and you have XP discs.... Do you have access to Win7 (RTM) disc?
1: it was kind of obvious
2:I know, i thought some one would be able to help me
3: it is attached
4:The error message i got was "Windows could not start because of a computer disk hardware configuration problem. Could not read from the selection boot disk check boot path and disk hardware. Please check windows documentation reference manuals whit additional information." I got that when i first booted up after installing xp, and I got it again after using easybcd and selecting Microsoft Windows XP .
5: yes, and no It was a partion of disk one i named XP and gave the X: drive letter.
6:When do i press f8?
7: you have 2 7s
7(1): primary, what is the difference?
7(2): I haven't tried that yet
8: What does rtm mean?

I am sorry if these are all stupid questions, I am new to these forums.


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13 Nov 2010   #8
boppr1

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
Hi there
While you can't use XP MODE why not install VMWARE PLAYER and create a standard XP Virtual machine.

I'm running an XP Virtual machine on a small NETBOOK without any problems -- I have to use XP to use my Scanner, CAD plotter and some other hardware that won't run on W7.

VMWARE player is FREE and unless you need to create VIDEO on XP you can do most other things (including Audio editing / creating) on an XP virtual machine.

Advantage also is you could install and run your XP virtual machine on a USB stick too.

You can then use the VM on any machine without having to re-install XP.

Cheers
jimbo
Thanks, I was thinking about that, but sadly one of the things i need to do is use Windows Movie Maker, and not the version thats made for vista but works in 7
i need the original windows xp one.
Thank you though,
I think i might just try that as a temporary solution
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