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Windows 7: Trying to install Windows xp on partition of Lenovo Thinkpad Edge 15

16 Jul 2011   #11

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I would need to redownload Lenovo file & make floppy.

But floppy is the best way.

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21 Jul 2011   #12

windows 7

Ok, I was finally able to install XP, not sure what happened but I tried it again and it worked.

I proceeded to the next step of this guide

Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP

and installed EasyBCD on the XP operating system.

I followed the directions in the guide and rebooted.

Upon reboot, the select OS screen flashed on the screen then windows 7 started.

It was only there for a moment, but I could see both windows 7 and Windows XP options. However, it flashed too quick for me to be able to select. (On my second attempt I repeatedly pressed the down arrow at start up to try to select the XP OS but the screen just flashed by and started Windows 7)
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21 Jul 2011   #13

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In EasyBCD you change the boot screen time.
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21 Jul 2011   #14

windows 7

Thank you! easiest fix yet!

I tried to get back into XP but couldn't (f8 didn't work) so I changed the EasyBCD settings on Windows 7, worked perfectly. I restarted and selected XP and it booted. (I even opened EasyBCD in XP and the setting had been changed to match the ones I entered while in windows 7, NICE!)

Thanks for your help Theog!
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21 Jul 2011   #15

windows 7

I thought I would add this in case someone else has the same issue as me.

The first time I tried to install XP, it hanged at 33 minutes after the green bar for installing devices disappeared. The screen showing when it hanged was the screen for selecting languages. The first time the installation hung, I tried to click the "next" button on the languages window and it didnt do anything. I assumed that meant it was just an advertisement for XP's multi-lingual abilities.

On subsequent install attempts I did not press the next button on this window (bec I thought it was an ad)

So today I tired an install, and out of frustration clicked what I thought was a fake "next" button and presto! finished the installation w/o a hitch.

Hahaha, I guess its better to feel a fool with a working computer than not without.
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