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Windows 7: A couple of dual booting questions.

16 Nov 2009   #1
stephens

Windows 7
 
 
A couple of dual booting questions.

I am going to dual boot Windows 7 (Home Premium) using a separate new Hard Disk Drive, with XP already installed on the old existing Hard Drive and using the instructions in this link:-

Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP

As it is the first time I have tried something like this could someone answer a couple of questions for me?

1: The XP drivers (Chipset, Graphics, LAN, Audio etc.) and an Antivirus, together with any required software/programs, are already installed on the original XP HDD.
When I have installed Windows 7 on the second/new HDD, do I then boot the Windows 7 OS and install the Windows 7 drivers (Chipset, Graphics, LAN, Audio etc.) and an Antivirus together with any software I want to run on Windows 7 (even if that software was already installed previously for XP?) It seems funny having two sets of drivers (XP & Win 7) and Antivirus on the one machine.

2: XP runs all the programs that I need and I am just trying out Windows 7 at the moment so Win 7 restore points are not very important to me.
If that is the case, can I just ignore the fact that XP may delete the Win 7 restore points, in a dual boot, and not bother with the procedure (explained in the above link) to prevent this from happening?

Quote:
WARNING
To stop XP from deleting your Windows 7 System Restore Points everytime XP is started, then see System Restore Points - Stop XP Dual Boot Delete to hide Windows 7 from XP.
I intend to drop XP and move over to Win 7 eventually so this will just be a temporary setup. Many thanks for any replies.


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16 Nov 2009   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stephens View Post
I am going to dual boot Windows 7 (Home Premium) using a separate new Hard Disk Drive, with XP already installed on the old existing Hard Drive and using the instructions in this link:-

Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP

As it is the first time I have tried something like this could someone answer a couple of questions for me?

1: The XP drivers (Chipset, Graphics, LAN, Audio etc.) and an Antivirus, together with any required software/programs, are already installed on the original XP HDD.
When I have installed Windows 7 on the second/new HDD, do I then boot the Windows 7 OS and install the Windows 7 drivers (Chipset, Graphics, LAN, Audio etc.) and an Antivirus together with any software I want to run on Windows 7 (even if that software was already installed previously for XP?) It seems funny having two sets of drivers (XP & Win 7) and Antivirus on the one machine.

2: XP runs all the programs that I need and I am just trying out Windows 7 at the moment so Win 7 restore points are not very important to me.
If that is the case, can I just ignore the fact that XP may delete the Win 7 restore points, in a dual boot, and not bother with the procedure (explained in the above link) to prevent this from happening?

Quote:
WARNING
To stop XP from deleting your Windows 7 System Restore Points everytime XP is started, then see System Restore Points - Stop XP Dual Boot Delete to hide Windows 7 from XP.
I intend to drop XP and move over to Win 7 eventually so this will just be a temporary setup. Many thanks for any replies.
Hi and welcome

Nice post

1-Drivers are the link between hardware and software. different software different driver. Drivers are only loaded on boot so the xp drivers are unknown to win 7

2-Yes different drives different stoage locations

Let us know if you need help with that when the time comes

Ken J
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16 Nov 2009   #3
stephens

Windows 7
 
 

Thanks very much for the reply Ken J. I will give it a go on Thursday so, fingers crossed, I hope it goes OK.
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