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Windows 7: Installing windows xp

09 Sep 2009   #31
wallyinnc

Windows 7 x64 finally!
 
 

try to run setup.exe, it shoudl start the installation.


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09 Sep 2009   #32
paulpp

windows 7
 
 

When i do that the installtion is blocked out it does not allow me to click it.
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09 Sep 2009   #33
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Did you copy the files to the empty partition before running startup.exe??
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09 Sep 2009   #34
paulpp

windows 7
 
 

Yep
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09 Sep 2009   #35
paulpp

windows 7
 
 

I just simply highlighted all of the files and then right click, send to x drive.
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09 Sep 2009   #36
wallyinnc

Windows 7 x64 finally!
 
 

Paul, sorry for delay, it was my window for exercising.
1) Do you have hidden and system files visible? It is important you copy everything from the DVD
2) Please try to raise a command prompt in safe mode. If you hold F8 while booting, it should bring the "Windows Advanced Options Menu" , then click on "Safe Mode with Command prompt".
3) You will get a DOS like window, go to your partition (it will probably be D: ) and type setup. Then it should start XP setup. Please make sure you select the correct partition to install it, otherwise you might end up erasing your Win7

By the way, if I understood you right this is a new laptop but you have never installed XP, Win 7 was your first OS, is that right? Is that the original XP DVD that came with the laptop?
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09 Sep 2009   #37
wallyinnc

Windows 7 x64 finally!
 
 

Paul, reviewing the thread I have additional questions / comments:

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by paulpp View Post
Well I got my laptop less than a month ago and want to put windows xp pro on there so my drivers are pretty much up to date.
If your computer is new and your XP version is older, it might mean you don't have the necessary drivers. We need to know what drivers are in the XP install. Does it have a service package in the install package (it would be mentioned on the label)
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Also i dont think my disk could be corrupted becuase i only used it less than two months back on my computer and i dont really see hwo it can be corrupted.
Is this an install or repair disk that came with another computer? In that case, you are not allowed by Microsoft to install it on another computer. Moreover, if it is an OEM copy of XP, the original computer manufacturer might have implemented some booby trap to avoid the software to be installed in another computer.
In either case, we need to know where your XP install is coming from to be able to continue
Tks
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10 Sep 2009   #38
paulpp

windows 7
 
 

Hi thanks ill try your method above, it is serivce pack 3 on the disk and ye its the offical disk.

Ill let you know how i get on with the above method.

Regards Paul
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10 Sep 2009   #39
paulpp

windows 7
 
 

The method of going into safe ode with command promt didnt work, i went to the x drive which i created for my parition, write out setup hit enetered and the window came up but yet again it did not allow me to install windows xp, the section was faded out not allowing me to click it.
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10 Sep 2009   #40
wallyinnc

Windows 7 x64 finally!
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by paulpp View Post
Hi thanks ill try your method above, it is serivce pack 3 on the disk and ye its the offical disk.

Ill let you know how i get on with the above method.

Regards Paul
Paul, is this a retail copy of the software, or a OEM copy, that is, one that came with another comnputer? If it is a OEM copy I am afraid you might not be able to install it in your laptop. If it is retail, you will need to contact Microsoft to activate it and I am not sure if they will let you activate it in another computer. You have unlimited activations in the same computer, but in another one it might be considered piracy.
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