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Windows 7: Ghost XP to a win 7 laptop

05 Feb 2011   #1
byocky

Windows 7 Pro 32 bit
 
 
Ghost XP to a win 7 laptop

Hi all

This is my first ever post, so sorry if I don't provide enough information.

I have a laptop running Win 7 pro 32bit, i want to put a copy of my corp laptop (running XP) onto it without loosing 7.

Can I put a ghost of my corp laptop into the virtual environment that is available within 7? If not can i ghost a copy onto my HDD so i have dual OS's?

Many thanks

Ben


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05 Feb 2011   #2
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello byocky, welcome to Seven Forums!



As a start since you have Windows 7 Professional, have a look at this tutorial at the link below and be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.


Windows XP Mode - Install and Setup
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05 Feb 2011   #3
gregrocker

 

If you were to ghost it to a second partition of the same size, you'd then need to boot the XP CD to do a Repair Install to start it on that hardware: Repair Windows XP - How To Perform a Repair Installation of Windows XP - Part 1 of 2

This will reset activation, so of course you'll need a retail XP license to migrate it as well.
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07 Feb 2011   #4
byocky

Windows 7 Pro 32 bit
 
 

Bare Foot Kid.

thanks for the link.

Would I ghost the images to the Virtual XP as if I were running standard XP OS??

Ben
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07 Feb 2011   #5
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello Ben.



Perhaps you should have a look at this tutorial at he link below, showing how to add XP as a second bootable OS to the PC though you may have to slipstream XP SATA drivers into the XP installation media to get it to install correctly if Windows 7 is installed in AHCI mode.


How to Setup a Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP

SATA Drivers - Slipstream into Windows XP CD
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