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Windows 7: Install win XP on win 7

07 Aug 2011   #1
karank6195

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Install win XP on win 7

Hello,
I have a win XP cd & I want to install it on my current win 7 without loosing my data & without loosing win 7.
A detailed answer might help me better



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07 Aug 2011   #2
JaidynM

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/Windows 8 Consumer Preview x64/Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Hi karank6195,

I'm assuming you mean dual boot Windows 7 with XP? Bu dual boot I mean, having two seperate Operating Systems installed on the same hard drive but on different partitions (for more info, check out this Wikipedia page). If so, the following tutorial should cover just about everything.
Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP

Hope this helps,
Jaidyn
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07 Aug 2011   #3
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

With your partitioning problems in:
Make 3rd Partition

IMO, I would buy a Ext Drive for your Data.
If you have a desktop add a slave drive for Data.
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07 Aug 2011   #4
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview 64-bit
 
 

OR,

Use VirtualBox , run XP as a guest OS . You will be able to use XP and Win 7 at the same time, you will not need to restart your computer to use either OS, it doesnot need a separate partition, and it is free
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07 Aug 2011   #5
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello again.


I have a solution for the partition issue at the other thread and that will solve the XP install issue at the same time, create the Extended partition / Logical drive and install XP to that and that will work perfectly, no boot loader issues and if ever you want/need to remove XP a simple format to the Logical drive it's on will solve that.
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15 Aug 2011   #6
karank6195

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Oh!Thanks a lot all you above.
i got it.
thanks
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15 Aug 2011   #7
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Good we could help and thanks for the update.
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16 Aug 2011   #8
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

You are welcome.
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