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Windows 7: win xp x64 dual boot on win 7

12 Jul 2011   #21
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LowPingBoy View Post
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
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

When using SysPrep or Paragon Adaptive Restore, you may need to install Sata Controller drivers.


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12 Jul 2011   #22
LowPingBoy

Win 7 Professional
 
 

Many thanks for the very helpful suggestions and pointer to useful resources. Chasing down driver this morning but hope I do not need them. My XP disk has SP2 on it so I am hoping that should make it somewhat smoother.

Qustion for GregRocker: Why do you suggest that I boot through a bios change rather than use Boot Manager? Just curious.

Thanks a lot for the assistance.

LowPingBoy
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12 Jul 2011   #23
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LowPingBoy View Post
Many thanks for the very helpful suggestions and pointer to useful resources. Chasing down driver this morning but hope I do not need them. My XP disk has SP2 on it so I am hoping that should make it somewhat smoother.

Qustion for GregRocker: Why do you suggest that I boot through a bios change rather than use Boot Manager? Just curious.

Thanks a lot for the assistance.

LowPingBoy
When you no longer need Win XP, it is easier to remove.
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12 Jul 2011   #24
LowPingBoy

Win 7 Professional
 
 

Unless they get virtual XP running a command line in actual full screen as it will on my XP system via the mode command in Autoexec.bat, I'll be using this for quite some time. In fact, at this point the Win7 system adds little value for me. My compilers, MVS, editors all work well for now, The biggest nag I have is a text editor from the DOS days, called Kedit. A knock off of the old IBM VMS Xedit. After about 25 years coding on that platform it is kind of hard to change and though I have searched I have found no satisfactory equivalent for Win 7.

One more question. Can I find the drivers I need on my System Restore or System Recovery disks or do I need to get up on the HP site and download new ones?

Thanks again for your help.

LPB
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12 Jul 2011   #25
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LowPingBoy View Post
Unless they get virtual XP running a command line in actual full screen as it will on my XP system via the mode command in Autoexec.bat, I'll be using this for quite some time. In fact, at this point the Win7 system adds little value for me. My compilers, MVS, editors all work well for now, The biggest nag I have is a text editor from the DOS days, called Kedit. A knock off of the old IBM VMS Xedit. After about 25 years coding on that platform it is kind of hard to change and though I have searched I have found no satisfactory equivalent for Win 7.

One more question. Can I find the drivers I need on my System Restore or System Recovery disks or do I need to get up on the HP site and download new ones?

Thanks again for your help.

LPB
Go to the HP website and download and save them from there. You'll find them on the Drivers & Support page and they will be the latest ones.
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12 Jul 2011   #26
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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If your Win XP can see your HD at this screen

win xp x64 dual boot on win 7-win-xp-f6-0-2.png

no need for Sata Controller Drivers.


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12 Jul 2011   #27
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seavixen32 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LowPingBoy View Post
Unless they get virtual XP running a command line in actual full screen as it will on my XP system via the mode command in Autoexec.bat, I'll be using this for quite some time. In fact, at this point the Win7 system adds little value for me. My compilers, MVS, editors all work well for now, The biggest nag I have is a text editor from the DOS days, called Kedit. A knock off of the old IBM VMS Xedit. After about 25 years coding on that platform it is kind of hard to change and though I have searched I have found no satisfactory equivalent for Win 7.

One more question. Can I find the drivers I need on my System Restore or System Recovery disks or do I need to get up on the HP site and download new ones?

Thanks again for your help.

LPB
Go to the HP website and download and save them from there. You'll find them on the Drivers & Support page and they will be the latest ones.
We are talking Win XP, not Windiws 7.
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12 Jul 2011   #28
LowPingBoy

Win 7 Professional
 
 

Bummer. When I go to the drivers download page and enter my model number I get altternatives only for Win 7 32 bit or Win 7 64 bit. And a discouraging message that informs me if you do not see your system listed HP does not have drivers for your product in that operating system.

Any idea for what to do next?

Thanks a lot.

LPB
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12 Jul 2011   #29
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LowPingBoy View Post
Bummer. When I go to the drivers download page and enter my model number I get altternatives only for Win 7 32 bit or Win 7 64 bit. And a discouraging message that informs me if you do not see your system listed HP does not have drivers for your product in that operating system.

Any idea for what to do next?

Thanks a lot.

LPB
Can you post the HP link to your model?
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12 Jul 2011   #30
LowPingBoy

Win 7 Professional
 
 

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