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Windows 7: How to Install windows XP

11 Jun 2011   #1
santoshaarudhra

windows 7
 
 
How to Install windows XP

Hello windows 7 users,
I am using windows 7 os. Now I want to install windows xp in my laptop. Because some softwares are not working in windows 7. That's why i want to install windows xp. I want to use windows 7 and also windows xp. So tell me how to install windows xp in my laptop.

thanks and regards,
k.n.v.santosh


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11 Jun 2011   #2
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Have you sought help for getting the xp programs to work here on these forums?
Most problems do have workarounds.
The only reason I bring this up is because the easiest way to add xp would actually be to clean the drive install xp first, then install win 7 on top.
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11 Jun 2011   #3
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

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11 Jun 2011   #4
BriceH

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Hi, santoshaarudhra.

While installing Windows XP will allow you to run your old programs, it would be much easier to install a piece of software for Windows 7 called Windows XP Mode. Below is a nice tutorial on how to set it up.

Windows XP Mode - Install and Setup

Disclaimer: Because you have not filled out your system specs, I do not know which edition of Windows 7 you have. Windows XP Mode will only work in Windows 7 Professional, Enterprise, and Ultimate editions.

Hope this helps. Please report back if you are able to solve your problems.
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11 Jun 2011   #5
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

First check for all the Win XP drivers for your hardware on the manufacturer's web site.
If your Win XP CD, does not support your Sata Controller, you will need to load drivers to uses at F6.
Load Sata Controller drivers with a floppy disk is the best way.
SATA Drivers - Load in Windows XP Setup on Dual Boot
OR
SATA Drivers - Slipstream into Windows XP CD
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