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Windows 7: win xp x64 dual boot on win 7

10 Jul 2011   #11
theog

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DjKi View Post
I'm not sure, I made a back up .iso of my win xp, than I lost the CD. That's why I'm not using a floppy/cd. I will however, burn the CD again if that would solve the problem. Just wanted to see if I can use the USB to install.
You can install Win XP from USB, but is very, very, hit & miss.

Best to install from CD.


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10 Jul 2011   #12
DjKi

win 7 x64 home preme
 
 

Though those post could be helpful, just not in my case. I am attempting an Install of windows XP in my Windows 7 as a dual boot. ATM I have tried the USB method, in which when I get to the XP setup in the BIOS, windows setup only recognizes the USB as the only HDD. Next attempt I've read that you can open the .iso with software like PowerISO, and copy over all the files on to the partion you wish to install windows xp to.

So I opened my PowerISO and saw all the files on the .iso > Moved all the files to my NTFS formatted E:\ Partion > ran the setup > setup GUI pops open, the install button is greyed out and unclickable.

Does this method not work? or am I missing something else here?
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10 Jul 2011   #13
theog

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
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

Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP


A bit more reading.

System Restore Points - Stop XP Dual Boot Delete - Vista Forums

Windows XP Mode - Install and Setup

NOTE: Do not use a USB Pendrive to install Win XP, it is a very, very, very hit & miss way.
You are missing.

Best to install from CD.
&
Sata Controller drivers.
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10 Jul 2011   #14
theog

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What Sata Controller drivers are using?
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10 Jul 2011   #15
DjKi

win 7 x64 home preme
 
 

I'm using the correct ones for my HDD, and the Partition thing didn't work. The thing is I do not possess the actual CD, only the .iso and cd-key from my previous CPU I built. Next step is back up my portable HDD (500gb) - install like I would be to a normal flash drive, then boot into USB and install there, then I do not need to partition my HDD, and all I have to do is boot via USB when I need XP.

I'll post results later tonight..

Theog - Thanks for all your help. Reason I know I'm using the correct drivers is cause before I got the dual boot to work, but accidentally then I used EasyBCD and erased my MBR on the XP, which was good for me cause I couldn't
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10 Jul 2011   #16
theog

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[quote]I'm using the correct ones for my HDD[quote]

Than you are not using Sata controller drivers, as the controller is on the MOBO, not on the HD.
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10 Jul 2011   #17
DjKi

win 7 x64 home preme
 
 

Since your not telling me how to find these sata controller drivers, what I have done is I copyed the whole CD onto the partition I want to use, ran the setup > no go. So I went into I386 folder, and BAM installer working.. Amazing
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11 Jul 2011   #18
theog

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What Sata Controller do you have?
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11 Jul 2011   #19
LowPingBoy

Win 7 Professional
 
 

Similar issue - booting XP as a second operating system with Win 7 Pro already installed. But different because I have the XP system disk from my old computer and just want to move it to the new one. I have had it with virtual XP, just too many things it will not do that XP will. THe XP disk is sata 2 as is my new computer. So, do I just put the XP disk in an empty drive bay and call it done? Pretty sure that a lot of new drivers need to be installed, not sure the Win 7 machine will even recognize the second drive as bootable, etc.

My apologies if this has elsewhere been discussed - searched a lot before posting.

This site has solved every problem I have encountered and I hope that is the case once again.

Thanks a lot for you help.

LowPingBoy
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11 Jul 2011   #20
gregrocker

 

To move XP to new hardware you'll normally need to run a Repair Install from boot to acclimate it to the new hardware, remove SID and activation: XP Repair Install - Part 1 of 2

If after going through the steps as if it install it does not show an installation to Repair, you'll need to either SysPrep XP HD on the old hardware, or use Paragon Adaptive Restore CD to remove drivers, SID and activation on the new hardware.

Be sure to unplug the Win7 HD during these operations. After install, plug back in Win7, set it first to boot in BIOS setup, then to boot XP when needed use the HP F12 one-time BIOS Boot menu key.
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