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Windows 7: try to install xp on my computer

19 May 2012   #1

windows 7 professional 64bit
try to install xp on my computer

Hello. I try to install xp on my computer and I have windows 7 professional. When i reboot to install xp it isn't have the setup and the registration and i can't choose the partition. It's start imediately and a error message stop the instalation for not broke my windows 7.

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19 May 2012   #2
Microsoft MVP


Are you trying to Dual Boot? Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP

It might be better to try virtualizing XP from Win7 using free XP Mode which comes in Professional, VMWare, Virtual Box or Virtual Player.

If you need to reinstall Win7 due to XP overwriting it use Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7
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19 May 2012   #3

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64

Welcome to SF. You also may want to know that MS no longer supports XP. So what you'll find is what ever version your XP disk is, once loaded and you establish a internet connection when it goes to get updates you won't be able to find any updates. I found recently this very situation and my AV and Malwarebytes won't even load to such an old version. You mileage may very?
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