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Windows 7: Will my computer be able to dual boot Windows XP?

12 Jan 2014   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
Will my computer be able to dual boot Windows XP?

I have a HPE-541f. I was wondering if I dual boot Windows XP and Windows 7 by creating a partition in my hard drive and installing Windows xp on the partition. I was just wondering will my computer be compatible with Windows XP? Also is it safe to do so?
Specs:HP Support document - HP Support Center

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12 Jan 2014   #2

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64

You shouldn`t have any issues, other then maybe some drivers. Is it safe ? Sure it is.

Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP

Be advised, you won`t be able to boot into Windows 7 when installing XP last.

The tutorial will show you how to fix it.

Please read it before you start, and ask any questions before you start
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12 Jan 2014   #3
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

If you have driver problems, use VMware Player and install it in a virtual partition. That works just as well. Then you can run XP and 7 side by side at the same time. Have a look how that works with e.g. 7 and 8.1 (XP would be the same).

Windows 7 and 8 side by side - YouTube
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13 Jan 2014   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

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 Will my computer be able to dual boot Windows XP?

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