Dual Boot Windows 7 & XP on 2 separate drives on Acer laptop

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    Okay, so I took your instructions to point nLite to the DVD drive (where my XP PRO\SP3 was) and proceeded on my merry way. I joyous whirring sound filled my ears which didn't happen the first couple times. Then I pointed nLite to my image folder on my desktop and I got to enjoy a copying progress bar complete its progress. A couple clicks later, I'm just at the step of integrating my Drivers and creating Bootable ISO and I need to Copy & Paste my Drivers folder (C:\Drivers). At this point I want to confirm with you what I need to do next.
    Kaktussoft provided a bundle of drivers in a lengthy list for my laptop and in his words, the most important one was the very first one in that list. So I am only going to use that ONE for the slipstreaming process. I used Extract All to open the original downloaded driver. and in there were a couple more zipped folders and two setup files.

    Dual Boot Windows 7 & XP on 2 separate drives on Acer laptop-1st-extract-all.png

    From inside that folder I did a second Extract All on the f6flpy32 zipped folder getting me to this point.

    Dual Boot Windows 7 & XP on 2 separate drives on Acer laptop-2nd-extract-all.png

    Now is what I am going to do is Delete the two zipped folders from the screenshot, "2nd extract all". Getting me to this screenshot.

    Dual Boot Windows 7 & XP on 2 separate drives on Acer laptop-3rd-step.png

    So now comes the CUT & PASTE of my Drivers into my Windows XP - SP3 - SATA. I am going to Cut and Paste the whole folder titled AHCI_Intel_v8.2.0.1001_XPx86 into the image folder. Check out my screenshot to confirm AOK.

    Dual Boot Windows 7 & XP on 2 separate drives on Acer laptop-4th-step.png

    So here I sit waiting for confirmation for a couple things. ONE - that the one downloaded driver that I'm using from Kaktussoft's list of drivers is sufficient to get XP installed and that the others in his list can wait till later. TWO - that I have the right driver now correctly placed in the image folder Windows XP - SP3 - SATA with all the correct/necessary files and that nothing's missing.

    Until I get a reply, I won't do the next steps of IMPORT, then SINGLE DRIVER, then LOCATE Sata Setup Inf file which from Step 12 of the Slipstreaming Instructions looks like it ought to be one of the files in the screenshot below but I don't know which one.

    Dual Boot Windows 7 & XP on 2 separate drives on Acer laptop-3rd-step.png

    So how am I looking?

    By the way, you both are AMAZING to be helping me like this!!!


    EDIT: I need to get to bed but I'm going to put my laptop into Hibernate and I'll get back to this around 9 am. Hope to hear from you soon. Good night, guys.
    Last edited by Serenity; 24 Oct 2013 at 00:35. Reason: typos and signing off for the night
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  2.    #42

    Follow the tutorial from Step 7 on to browse into the AHCI folder to pick up any drivers that Nlite will accept. It looks for a certain file type and will list only those from the folder. I would select and add them all.

    It's been long enough ago that I used Nlite that AHCI drivers were rarer so we were mostly using SATA drivers, but AHCI are common now and should work. But you can add the SATA drivers it will accept too, just in case.

    Again, remember to set your SATA controller in BIOS to the corresponding AHCI setting.

    If you have any further problems Theog will be online in the morning so message him from the tutorial author's link to ask for his expert help for your thread. Be sure to post your exact issues in the thread for others to help too. Kaktussoft may check in from Holland when he wakes up.
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       #43

    You only need f6flpy32 folder.
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    Here is a screenshot of another popup screen that isn't mentioned in the nLite slipstreaming instructions. Which one(s) do I select?

    Dual Boot Windows 7 & XP on 2 separate drives on Acer laptop-integrate-driver.png

    EDIT: yes it does appear in the instructions. sorry about that but it doesn't list any OSs to help me out.
    Last edited by Serenity; 24 Oct 2013 at 09:11. Reason: made an error
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    c:\users\bryan\desktop\windows XP -SP3 - SATA\AHCI_Intel_v8.2.0.1001_XPx86 folder is actually the unzipped f6flpy32 folder?
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    Serenity said:
    Here is a screenshot of another popup screen that isn't mentioned in the nLite slipstreaming instructions. Which one(s) do I select?

    Dual Boot Windows 7 & XP on 2 separate drives on Acer laptop-integrate-driver.png

    EDIT: yes it does appear in the instructions. sorry about that but it doesn't list any OSs to help me out.
    Did you read the last line on screenhot "hold ctrl to select multiple item"? Just select all AHCI stuff (don't select items with RAID in name.)
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    I still think this is much easier Installing Windows XP With F6 AHCI/RAID Drivers From DVD Without Floppy Drive

    All info is there with screenshots. This procedure just fools winxp install to think usb stick is actually a floppy. Such a bootable usb stick can be made in 10 minutes!!

    But first try if slipstream and install works because you're very far in the process
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    All right everyone, I've got a DVD disc burned with something on it after finishing the nLite process. At this point though, Kaktussoft, I will follow the link you provided for that ...F6 AHCI/RAID drivers... just in case. I'm the kind of person who always likes to have options. After I do that, I will try using the slipstreamed disc to try an install.

    But before I do that, do I need to do anything within DOS? I was reading other threads before starting my own, and there was one the required "format" and "make drive primary" and "make drive active" and a bunch of other steps too.

    EDIT: after reading the link, Kaktussoft, the instructions show the final step is actually the installation. Therefore, I will try the slipstream now, and should that go awry, I will reconnect my C: drive (Windows 7 - which I've been using all this time) and go that route.
    Last edited by Serenity; 24 Oct 2013 at 11:21. Reason: read link AFTER posting which changes everything
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  9.    #49

    As I said earlier in the thead, boot the XP CD with only the target HD plugged in or enabled, delete all partitions, full format a new partition for XP of the size desired, continue with install.

    I'd keep plugged in by ethernet to have a chance it will start up ready to connect. If not install the XP LAN drivers from the model's Support Downloads webpage, run all Important and Optional Updates, with reboots, until no more are offered.
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    Yup, I remembered that. I just wanted to know in case there was the slightest chance you thought it was a given that I would deal with the necessary DOS stuff before hand or at the appropriate time. Thanks, Greg. :)

    Here we go......
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