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Windows 7: Require some assistance, please

21 May 2013   #11

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1

Use virtual box or other virtual machine and install winxp in it

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21 May 2013   #12
Steve Leigh

W7 Pro-64 bit

Thank you for the suggestion.
After hours of (ignorant) confusion, I just gave up.

I think a lot of this new technology is just so far over my head ..... I'll rename myself "Dinosaur".

Thank you all ....
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21 May 2013   #13
Steve Leigh

W7 Pro-64 bit

I just found the paperclip attachment. I'd like to move data off the F: and install XP there.
Also, my 1st post was wrong: the 2nd HD is 2 TB not 2 GB.

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21 May 2013   #14
Microsoft MVP


Hi Steve -

Well you can try installing XP but first you must unplug the Win7 HD or it will steal its boot away requiring special repairs to restart it.

If you can unplug WIn7 HD, then boot the XP CD to try install to your chosen partition on the larger HD.

I'd move the files off first, or you could shrink one of those partitions to create a new partition for XP - but first we 'd have to help you convert it to Logical since you can only have four Primary Partitions and you have that now. You can have as many Logical partitions grouped together as you want.

So if you want to try and have a partition you've emptied out there boot the XP CD to see if it can see the HD, choose the partition and try install. If it works afterwards plug back in the Win7 HD, set it first to boot in BIOS, then when you need to boot XP trigger its HD using the BIOS Boot Menu key given on first screen.

If XP installer when booted won't see the HD it requires inserting the SATA Drivers - Load in Windows XP Setup on Dual Boot. If you don't have floppy support it requires merging them into the XP CD: SATA Drivers - Slipstream into Windows XP CD

So you see now why its easier to virtualize XP with a free program like VMWare, Virtual Player, Virtual Box.

We;ll help you achieve whichever you decide.
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22 May 2013   #15
Steve Leigh

W7 Pro-64 bit

Hi Greg,

Is there a way I can private email you, and we can exchange phone #s?

I don't know the rules of this forum.

I'd like you to help me through this, if possible?

Thank you,
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22 May 2013   #16
Microsoft MVP


Steve -

We like to keep the help in the thread, so it can help others.

It's actually more interactive than messaging, especially since others can jump in with observations and clarifications.
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