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Windows 7: Installation XP

30 May 2011   #11
vert

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

I have InsydeH20 setup utility and i'm not sure where to go to enable the AHCI


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30 May 2011   #12
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

If AHCI is not already enabled it is best left as is, don't be concerned with that right now.


Where did you get the XP installation disk and have you successfully used it to install XP before?


Have a look at this.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/324103
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30 May 2011   #13
vert

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Ok,

The XP disc can with my old laptop which is about 6 years old now,It's a 2002 version.But it is genuine disc,I have not successfully installed this before on this laptop.

The laptop i'm trying to install XP on is 3 years old,Model compaq presario CQ70
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30 May 2011   #14
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
If AHCI is not already enabled it is best left as is, don't be concerned with that right now.


Where did you get the XP installation disk and have you successfully used it to install XP before?


Have a look at this.

Advanced troubleshooting for "Stop 0x0000007B" errors in Windows XP

I added this link after the main post, have you seen it?
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30 May 2011   #15
gregrocker

 

You likely need SATA controller drivers for XP to be inserted at the F6 prompt during driver-loading phase if you still have floppy support.

If not you'll have to slipstream them into the XP installer: SATA Drivers - Slipstream into Windows XP CD

If you have lost the ability to boot Win7 now and wish instead to repair it, try tapping F8 at startup to get Advanced Boot Options to see if Repair My Computer is there, run Startup Repair repeatedly. If this fails make sure Win7 partition is still marked Active: Partition - Mark as Active then run Startup Repair up to 3 separate times.

If you dont' have Repair console on F8 boot options, then try using your Vista disk to boot into Repair console on second screen, or burn a Win7 Repair CD: System Repair Disc - Create
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30 May 2011   #16
vert

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Thanks for all the great help I'm sure ill fix lol,Will post a update
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30 May 2011   #17
vert

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Ok,

Windows 7 is not back and running ok,what i want to do is add XP should i just add a partition?



Thanks
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30 May 2011   #18
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello again.


If this is still how the partition structure looks, I would use diskpart to create an Extended / Logical drive to install XP to, this way you won't have any issues booting to Windows 7 after XP has been installed.

Have a look at Method One of this tutorial at the link below.

Partition / Extended : Logical Drives
click to enlarge

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30 May 2011   #19
vert

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Hello again.


If this is still how the partition structure looks, I would use diskpart to create an Extended / Logical drive to install XP to, this way you won't have any issues booting to Windows 7 after XP has been installed.

Have a look at Method One of this tutorial at the link below.

Partition / Extended : Logical Drives
click to enlarge

Thanks again will give this ago tomorrow thank you
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30 May 2011   #20
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by vert View Post

Thanks again will give this ago tomorrow thank you


Yes, be sure to post back with an update or if you need further assistance.
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