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Windows 7: Win7 machine - How can I dual boot with WinXP?

3 Weeks Ago   #11
bilm

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

My Win7 machine'sMobo has an AMD Sempron 3200+ 2 Ghz CPU with 1 GB of RAM installed. (The Mobo's bussis capable handling an Athlon 64 X2 4800+ with RAM expandable to 4 GB.)
It's the Win7Home Premium edition so it doesn't have all the sophisticated networkingstuff bogging itdown. It's not connected to any network or the web so all related apps are disabled atstartup (thanks to Mark Russinovich's Autoruns program). And related services are set todisabled or manual. I have all the Win7 cosmetic features turned off.

I've tried to be thorough about installing updates. Currently I have 28-30 updates installed thatare not labeled as Security Updates and I'm sure it's benefited from any of them that haveto do with improving performance.

I run Check Disk(chkdsk) regularly and defrag once week whether it needs it or not. And thenrun the ResourceChecker (SFC).

Other than theabove I have no explanation for you as to why Windows 7 works fine on mysystem. Or as to whyVirtualBox's VM works so well although I no longer need it with the new dual boot setup.

bilm


My System SpecsSystem Spec
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3 Weeks Ago   #12
bilm

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

My Win7 machine'sMobo has an AMD Sempron 3200+ 2 Ghz CPU with 1 GB of RAM installed. (The Mobo'sbuss is capable handling an Athlon 64 X2 4800+ with RAM expandable to 4 GB.)

It's the Win7Home Premium edition so it doesn't have all the sophisticated networking

stuff bogging itdown. It's not connected to any network or the web so all related apps
are disabled atstartup (thanks to Mark Russinovich's Autoruns program). And related services are set todisabled or manual. I have all the Win7 cosmetic features turned off.
I've tried to bethorough about installing updates. Currently I have 28-30 updates



installed thatare not labeled as Security Updates and I'm sure it's beneted from any
of them that haveto do with improving performance.

I run Check Disk(chkdsk) regularly and defrag once week whether it needs it or not. And thenrun the ResourceChecker (SFC).


Other than theabove I have no explanation for you as to why Windows 7 works fine on mysystem. Or as to whyVirtualBox's VM works so well although I no longer need it with the new dual boot setup.
bilm



My System SpecsSystem Spec
3 Weeks Ago   #13
bilm

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 


It is likely yourversion of Win7 and how you have it set up
would have nohope of running on my hardware. But my version of Win7 and
the way I have itconfigured runs quite wellalong with VirtualBox's VM.

Maybe a few moredetails would help.
The mobo my Win7runs on has an AMD Sempron 3200+ 2 Ghz CPU with 1 GB of RAM installed. It musthave a fairly fast buss because the CPU is upgradable to an Athlon 64 X2 4800+ providedyou could find one these days. And the RAM is expandable to 4 GB. The mobo alsohas a very good ATI graphics chip supporting the CPU.





My Win7 is theHome Premium edition so it doesn't have all the sophisticated networking stuffbogging it down. I don't have it connected to any network or the web so allrelated apps are disabled at startup (thanks to Mark Russinovich's Autorunsprogram). And all network related services are set to disabled or manual. Allthe Win7 cosmetic features turned off.


Currently I have 28-30updates installed that are not labeled as Security Updates and I'm sure it'sbenefited from any of them that have to do with improving performance.

bilm
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

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