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Windows 7: microsoft windows 7 home premium x86

19 Mar 2011   #1

windows xp professional
microsoft windows 7 home premium x86

hi im new to this forum i bought windows 7 home premium x86 at present my desktop pc is running windows xp professional service pack 2 it runs of my c/drive on my pc i have another drive h/drive it ls ntfs it looks like partition drive 390gb in size would it be possible to put window 7 in this h/drve like dual boot any help much appreciated

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19 Mar 2011   #2

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit

Maybe, maybe not.

Dual boot is typically doable, but can be difficult to get rid of in some cases. If you ultimately want Win 7 as a single OS, you might be better off to just get rid of XP.

But your PC may not support Win 7.

We know nothing about your PC.

Please fill in your system specs.
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19 Mar 2011   #3

windows xp professional

hi my pc is hp compaq pressario sr1790uk amd sempron[tm] processor 3000 plus 2gig ram
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19 Mar 2011   #4


Run the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor..

The best way to dual boot with separate HD"s is to unplug XP HD during install of Win7, set target HD as first HD to boot in BIOS setup, after DVD drive. Then after install plug back in XP, boot it using one-time BIOS BOot Menu key which on HP is ESC, unless it gives another key to press on first boot screen.

This keeps the HD's independent to come and go as you please, whereas having Win7 configure a Dual Boot will interlock it to XP and require surgery to later remove XP.

Other tips for getting a purrfect Win7 install - use the ones which apply: re-install windows 7
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19 Mar 2011   #5

windows xp professional

will run Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor.thanks for help
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19 Mar 2011   #6

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)

It might help if you post a screen snip of your Disk Management of your HD's

Start Computer Management Disk Management

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microsoft windows 7 home premium x86-disk_mgmt_new_hd_2tb_.jpg   microsoft windows 7 home premium x86-disk_mgmt_hp_hd.png  
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19 Mar 2011   #7

windows xp professional

if i post scan results from windows 7 uprade advisor it s hard to follow it
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19 Mar 2011   #8
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate

Hello jimjo16, welcome to Seven Forums!

Have a look through this tutorial at the link below, it is a better method as you will end up with Windows 7 on the first partition on the Hard Disk Drive as that's the fastest part of the HDD and be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.

Clean Install Windows 7 : Ahead of XP
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19 Mar 2011   #9


Do you have two Hard Drives?

If you have only one HD then follow this tutorial to Dual Boot with XP: Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP

If you want us to look over your Upgrade advisor report and Disk Management, follow these steps to post up screenshots: Screenshot with Paint

To access Disk Management, click Start button, then rightclick Computer>Manage, choose Disk Management, maximize Window.
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19 Mar 2011   #10

windows xp professional

hi ive got c/ddrive and long time ago i had other hd fitted its labelled h/drive new volume ntfs 389gb space
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