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Windows 7: Replace win 7 prem64bit w/XP Pro64bit

14 Jun 2011   #11
kalum

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
This is not at all what you described so far.

The screenshot shows a normal Win7 install, not XP on H with the 100mb on C.

Where is the XP install on H you've been describing?
yes, i apologize.. I went ahead and restored the system to prepare for dual boot.


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14 Jun 2011   #12
gregrocker

 

Shrink C in Disk Mgmt by as much as you want for XP: Partition or Volume - Shrink

Then boot the XP installer to create and format a partition in the space you made, following the steps in Method One here exactly to get a Dual Boot: Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP
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14 Jun 2011   #13
kalum

win7 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Shrink C in Disk Mgmt by as much as you want for XP: Partition or Volume - Shrink

Then boot the XP installer to create and format a partition in the space you made, following the steps in Method One here exactly to get a Dual Boot: Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP
Would i not follow method two since 7 is installed first?

I was reading method two - at step 6 if there is a error Using your Windows 7 installation disc, boot to the command prompt at startup. I only have the 3 restore disks. Can i still get the prompt from the disks?

Thanks
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14 Jun 2011   #14
gregrocker

 

Good catch. Yes you want to use Method Two since you went ahead and restored Win7.

Make a Win7 Repair CD in the Backup Center first. I'd also keep a Win7 backup image externally as a more practical backup. Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup
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15 Jun 2011   #15
theog

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kalum View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
You don't need SATA drivers if it will see your HD and display partiitions during XP install as it did.

Why would you overwrite the Win7 partition with an XPired OS when you could dual boot if you had to have XP on a Win7 machine? Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP

I hope you made your Recovery Disks as the Recovery Partition may not work now - try cueing it up from boot to see.

If it doesn't run then you can recover Recov partition and the 100mb Win7 boot partition which isn't needed either if you overwrote Win7.
Greg,

Since the partition sees the hard drive do forsee as best you can, any problems with C: as 100mb /w 76mb free, H:680gb, and I: recovery drive. all items in deice manager seem to have drivers with exception to ATI SM bus. But ithink i found that driver.

Do you think dual boot would be better

Thanks for any thoughts
1) Keep the BIOS set to defailt, & use the Sata controller drivers.

2) All the drivers need are in the thread.
General XP Downgrade Guide for HP Laptops - HP Support Forum
NOTE: Please read this thread fully

3) I am a Grandpa, & still teach in a Care Home.
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