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Windows 7: win xp x64 dual boot on win 7

12 Jul 2011   #31
theog

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LowPingBoy View Post
You can check your HP/compaq PC here:
General XP Downgrade Guide for HP Laptops - HP Support Forum

NOTE: Please read this thread fully.


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12 Jul 2011   #32
LowPingBoy

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It is becoming clear that the complexity of all of this is pretty well above my pay grade. I guess if they had an equivalent Joshua Wood's guide for down grading a dv 7t system like his guide for a dv5t system I might be up for the challenge. But that still appears to be very formidable and full of opportunities to just screw everything up. The ironic thing is I went with the dv7 and could have just as easily bought the dv5 at the time.

Really wish I had more carefully researched the virtual XP add-on more carefully. Guess I got too hung up on claims that "You will not be able to tell you are not running native XP, it is exactly the same thing." They should have looked a little more closely at the command line programmers out there.

It doesn't seem to me that to have provided full screen support for CMD would have been all that much to have included but I guess MS has finally found a way to bury DOS. Too bad, it was an OS that has served me, and I believe others, well for many, many years.

Thanks to all for the outstanding job of providing resources for my consideration.

LPB
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12 Jul 2011   #33
gregrocker

 

Try another virtualizing freeware: VMWare, Virtual Player, Virtual Box, or XP Mode in Ultimate/Pro.
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12 Jul 2011   #34
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LowPingBoy View Post
It is becoming clear that the complexity of all of this is pretty well above my pay grade. I guess if they had an equivalent Joshua Wood's guide for down grading a dv 7t system like his guide for a dv5t system I might be up for the challenge. But that still appears to be very formidable and full of opportunities to just screw everything up. The ironic thing is I went with the dv7 and could have just as easily bought the dv5 at the time.

Really wish I had more carefully researched the virtual XP add-on more carefully. Guess I got too hung up on claims that "You will not be able to tell you are not running native XP, it is exactly the same thing." They should have looked a little more closely at the command line programmers out there.

It doesn't seem to me that to have provided full screen support for CMD would have been all that much to have included but I guess MS has finally found a way to bury DOS. Too bad, it was an OS that has served me, and I believe others, well for many, many years.

Thanks to all for the outstanding job of providing resources for my consideration.

LPB
The dv5 has the same BIOS problem as the dv7 with Win XP. I did say, NOTE: Please read this thread fully.

Take look at dos box:
DOSBox, an x86 emulator with DOS
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