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Windows 7: Installing XP professional

21 Dec 2010   #11
DeanP

Win 7 Pro x64 SP1 OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.7
 
 

You can try these virtualization programs...

Sun VirtualBox
vmWare Workstation
Those two for me are quite good.


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21 Dec 2010   #12
FliGi7

XP / Win7 x64 Pro
 
 

Yes. More particularly, migrating the VM into VirtualBox rather utilizing Virtual PC for XP Mode in 7.
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21 Dec 2010   #13
FliGi7

XP / Win7 x64 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MacGyvr View Post
Ummm, why not use Windows XP Mode in Windows 7?
It's a preference of VM environments (Virtual PC vs VirtualBox). If you use them a lot, you start to have a favorite or two.
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21 Dec 2010   #14
gregrocker

 

A better method to multi-boot OS's when you have separate HD's is to unplug the other HD during install, set install HD as first to boot in BIOS setup, then install.

After install plug back in the other HD, set preferred HD as first to boot in BIOS setup, then boot the other HD using one-time BIOS boot menu.

If you decide you need XP on the same HD with one of the other OS's, use Disk Mgmt to shrink it's partition, unplug the other HD, boot XP installer to create the new partition and full format, install XP. After install, add the other OS on the HD to Dual Boot Menu using EasyBCD 2.0 following the steps in Method Two here: Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP
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22 Dec 2010   #15
MacGyvr

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FliGi7 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MacGyvr View Post
Ummm, why not use Windows XP Mode in Windows 7?
It's a preference of VM environments (Virtual PC vs VirtualBox). If you use them a lot, you start to have a favorite or two.
I'm not sure a personal preference (unless supported by solid reasons) should come into play when assisting a poster. The most available, and IMHO, most reasonable solution for him/her is XP Mode (depending of course on their version of Windows 7).
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22 Dec 2010   #16
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MacGyvr View Post
Ummm, why not use Windows XP Mode in Windows 7? It's available with Enterprise, Professional and Ultimate.
Because the OP might not have a compatible version, and I've found, on processors without VT, VirtualBox seems to run better. My suggestion was meant to cover more variables, and it costs the same as XP Mode. The OP also already has an XP license, so that negates one big positive for XP Mode.
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22 Dec 2010   #17
simono1

Windows 7 Pro- 32bit.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MacGyvr View Post
Ummm, why not use Windows XP Mode in Windows 7? It's available with Enterprise, Professional and Ultimate.
Because the OP might not have a compatible version, and I've found, on processors without VT, VirtualBox seems to run better. My suggestion was meant to cover more variables, and it costs the same as XP Mode. The OP also already has an XP license, so that negates one big positive for XP Mode.
I want to thank all of you for your help.... I have chose VirtualBox to use and with some reading and some mistakes, I am proud to say that I now have Xp professional up and running in my vista environment. I chose vista because of the understanding from you'all that in 7, I'm able to run Xp there in Xp mode. Sense I have two drives, 7 sits alone with 98GB and as one said... It's a matter of preference on which way to go with this. Well, I now will be able to experiment with both.

Again, thank you all for you incite and willingness to help... God bless and have a safe and happy holiday.

Simono
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22 Dec 2010   #18
simono1

Windows 7 Pro- 32bit.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
A better method to multi-boot OS's when you have separate HD's is to unplug the other HD during install, set install HD as first to boot in BIOS setup, then install.

After install plug back in the other HD, set preferred HD as first to boot in BIOS setup, then boot the other HD using one-time BIOS boot menu.

If you decide you need XP on the same HD with one of the other OS's, use Disk Mgmt to shrink it's partition, unplug the other HD, boot XP installer to create the new partition and full format, install XP. After install, add the other OS on the HD to Dual Boot Menu using EasyBCD 2.0 following the steps in Method Two here: Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP
Thank you for this incite.... I will keep this in mind.
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24 Dec 2010   #19
FliGi7

XP / Win7 x64 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MacGyvr View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FliGi7 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MacGyvr View Post
Ummm, why not use Windows XP Mode in Windows 7?
It's a preference of VM environments (Virtual PC vs VirtualBox). If you use them a lot, you start to have a favorite or two.
I'm not sure a personal preference (unless supported by solid reasons) should come into play when assisting a poster. The most available, and IMHO, most reasonable solution for him/her is XP Mode (depending of course on their version of Windows 7).
...huh? I haven't stated any personal preferences actually, just that preferences will form when you have used different VM's regularly. And I'm not even sure how you can say that with the next sentence stating your opinion on what the most reasonable solution is for the OP. Haha.

Glad the OP took all the info and decided which would work best for them in their situation. A lot of good options in here.
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