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Windows 7: Trying to install XP

05 Apr 2010   #1
daikonran

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64)
 
 
Trying to install XP

I want to dual-boot XP with Windows 7 because I liked some features of XP that are completely unavailable in 7. I mean completely, because there is no way around it. Problem is, I need to install XP first for the dual boot, then 7. Whenever I try to install XP, I get a blue screen of death when it tries to initialize the first time.

How can I fix this?


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05 Apr 2010   #2
daikonran

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64)
 
 

Before I forget, I did try completely reformatting the hard drive before starting.
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05 Apr 2010   #3
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

Welcome to the forum,
This thread is marked solved it might help you out,
Dual boot winxp & win 7
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05 Apr 2010   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

My guess would be that you miss all the XP drivers for your system - starting with the Sata driver which makes you fail as soon as XP hits the fan.
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05 Apr 2010   #5
daikonran

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64)
 
 

Well, what I'm trying to do is install from the disk onto a completely reformatted drive, absolutely no software on the computer. It bluescreens and does not allow me to finish installing it. My computer started out with Vista, and I upgraded to 7 in December. I just thought a dual boot with XP would be beneficial to my goals, and my computer won't let me.
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05 Apr 2010   #6
daikonran

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64)
 
 

And how would I get this Sata driver?
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05 Apr 2010   #7
gregrocker

 

It is the XP driver for the SATA HD controller for your mobo. Find it on the Support Downloads webpage for your mobo or Computer model, which might list it as Chipset.

SATA Drivers - Slipstream into Windows XP CD
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06 Apr 2010   #8
yowanvista

Windows 10 Pro x64, Arch Linux
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by daikonran View Post
I want to dual-boot XP with Windows 7 because I liked some features of XP that are completely unavailable in 7. I mean completely, because there is no way around it. Problem is, I need to install XP first for the dual boot, then 7. Whenever I try to install XP, I get a blue screen of death when it tries to initialize the first time.

How can I fix this?
You could use XP mode
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06 Apr 2010   #9
daikonran

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64)
 
 

I don't want to use XP mode, though, because that requires a Virtual Machine, and my friend had a virtual machine that destroyed their hard drive. I realize this is probably just paranoia on my behalf, but it's damn hard to crash a hard drive like that.
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06 Apr 2010   #10
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

The drivers you have to find yourself - Google helps. For slipstreaming, see Greg's post.
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