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Windows 7: Backgrade to WinXP over Win7

12 Nov 2012   #31
gerrard

Windows 7 Ultimate 32b
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Does the XP installer see the HD at the screen where you select your partitions? If so delete the target partition, re-create and full format it to see if that helps. If not you'll need to slipstream the SATA driver to make it see the HD.
Yes, XP can see the HDD and the partitions. I made a format and NTFS system but a quick one. A full process could be better?
Is it a problem that the XP CD content is not one file (ISO) but the folders and files can be seen?


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12 Nov 2012   #32
gregrocker

 

What's important there is that the ISO is intact, meets HASH, and is burned to CD properly with an image burner like ImgBurn
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12 Nov 2012   #33
gerrard

Windows 7 Ultimate 32b
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
What's important there is that the ISO is intact, meets HASH, and is burned to CD properly with an image burner like ImgBurn
OK, so it means if I burn to ISO it wouldn't help.
Gregrocker, do you think that full format makes the install OK? I am asking because I am on a quick installed Linux at the moment and it would be very good not to install Linux again to have forum discussion.
OR: full format on the partition of XP is enough (leaving Linux on the other one)?
Thank you
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12 Nov 2012   #34
gregrocker

 

I was referring to full format the XP partition before install.

I don't know how Linux will affect the XP install as it can present problems with Windows installs. You might ask in a Linux forum or look over these similar steps for Dual Boot - Windows 7 and Linux - Windows 7 Forums
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13 Nov 2012   #35
gerrard

Windows 7 Ultimate 32b
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
I was referring to full format the XP partition before install.

I don't know how Linux will affect the XP install as it can present problems with Windows installs. You might ask in a Linux forum or look over these similar steps for Dual Boot - Windows 7 and Linux - Windows 7 Forums
Thank you!
Full format was the solution for XP install.
Now the partition of Linux (C?) is inactive, I hope it makes no harm if I make it active (or just simply should delete the content)
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13 Nov 2012   #36
gregrocker

 

Why would you make another partition Active? Only the Windows OS partition should be marked Active. Leave it as it is.
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13 Nov 2012   #37
gerrard

Windows 7 Ultimate 32b
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Why would you make another partition Active? Only the Windows OS partition should be marked Active. Leave it as it is.
OK, but I can't see the other partition and I would like to use that for storage (now linux on that). Now I have a smaller HDD.
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13 Nov 2012   #38
gregrocker

 

Well you don't mark it Active. Does it have drive letter? If not give it one: Drive Letter - Add, Change, or Remove in Windows 7 - Windows 7 Forums

If that isn't enough post back a screenshot of your maximized Disk Mgmt drive map and listings, using the Snipping Tool in Start Menu. Explain more clearly exactly what the problem is.
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13 Nov 2012   #39
gerrard

Windows 7 Ultimate 32b
 
 

I don't know what is Disk MGMT map drive.
Now E: Windows XP, D: CD-ROM, C: USB key (if I connect it) and 2. partition (F?) is nowhere.
During XP install the other partition was made inactive (or whatever we call it)
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13 Nov 2012   #40
gregrocker

 

Please post back a screenshot of your maximized Disk Management drive map and listings:

1. Type Disk Management in Start Search box.
2. Open Disk Mgmt. window and maximize it.
3. Type Snipping Tool in Start Search box.
4. Open Snipping Tool, choose Rectangular Snip, click New, draw a box around full drive map and all listings.
5, Save Snip, attach using paper clip in Reply Box.

Tell us what is on each partition.
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