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Windows 7: Dual boot: Install XP AFTER W7

28 Jun 2009   #11
Brillo2

Se7en x64 or XP
 
 

Well, I just deleted my FSX and addons from the Se7en drive and I now have 41.90 GB free there. That helps, eh?


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28 Jun 2009   #12
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Yep.


69.24 - 41.9= 28gb used on 7 drive you still want at least 10gb breathing space on the 7 partition.

You will need a 38gb partition to move it onto.

If you shrink 38gb from XP now - you will have 1gb free on XP partition.


It can be done - can you move some stuff from Xp to the data partition - 10gb would be good.
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28 Jun 2009   #13
sup3rsprt

XP, Seven, 2008R2
 
 

Remember, you can delete pagefiles and hibernation files from the OS that isn't currently running. And for the OS that is currently running, you can move them to the data drive and reboot. That will free up quite a bit of space depending on how much RAM your computer has.
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28 Jun 2009   #14
Brillo2

Se7en x64 or XP
 
 

Hmmm... that's still pretty darn tight. I think I'll look into getting a SSD for FSX and leave the 2 OS drives alone.

Thanks guys. You just saved me from some serious heartburn. Thanks again.
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28 Jun 2009   #15
sup3rsprt

XP, Seven, 2008R2
 
 

Glad to help
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28 Jun 2009   #16
stereomind

W7 x86 RTM Final
 
 

Thank you Shawn and others for reply.
I am having trouble in the XP installation, after the files were copied to HD, on the first boot, the installation freezes in the moment that is asked to press any key for CD boot.

I have tried to change the boot to HD on setup, but it didn't work.

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28 Jun 2009   #17
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Hi,

You boot the cd - it asks then to press any key- then it loads files?

After that, does it ask you again to press any key to boot from cd?

You may be better using the boot pop up menu.

Press F11 for boot menu (or whatever F number it says on the Bios screen almost immediately after you start the machine ).

Arrow down to cdrom drive - put the install cd in - press enter - in a few seconds it will ask "press any key to boot from cd" - press Enter again.

The next time it reboots it reverts to previous boot order - the pop up menu is one time only.
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28 Jun 2009   #18
stereomind

W7 x86 RTM Final
 
 

Ok, lets review the procedure that I did:

1. On the bios setup page I set "CD" for first device to boot
2. Win XP installation starts
3. I select the correct partition
4. Installation loads the files to HD
5. At some point I'm informed that the system will restart and the installation will continue. I am asked to remove disk from floppy drive.
6. I do nothing, the system restart
7. At the starting black screen, when it displays "Verifying DMI poll data..." the machine freezes.

Thanks
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