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Windows 7: windows 7 and windows xp in a dual boot ?

12 May 2010   #1
adrian88

windows 7
 
 
windows 7 and windows xp in a dual boot ?

Hy all,

My problem is thies : Can i install windows xp on a windows 7 pre-installed on a different partition ? i have win 7 in drive c:/ and i want to install win xp on d: partition , but i can't manage to do it, when i try to install xp it boots from the cd, i select d: partition, it loads the files for the process and the it restarst, after that i am waiting for xp instalation to load up but i get this error "a disk error occurred. press ctrl alt del to restart" after that nothing works ... i have to boot the win 7 cd and back up an image to work again... Please help!!!


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12 May 2010   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by adrian88 View Post
Hy all,

My problem is thies : Can i install windows xp on a windows 7 pre-installed on a different partition ? i have win 7 in drive c:/ and i want to install win xp on d: partition , but i can't manage to do it, when i try to install xp it boots from the cd, i select d: partition, it loads the files for the process and the it restarst, after that i am waiting for xp instalation to load up but i get this error "a disk error occurred. press ctrl alt del to restart" after that nothing works ... i have to boot the win 7 cd and back up an image to work again... Please help!!!
Normally the older os (XP) is installed first, then when win 7 is installed it creates the dual boot menu.

Disk error could mean the DVD or HD, was there more information in the error?


Ken
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12 May 2010   #3
adrian88

windows 7
 
 

Thank's for the quik reply !
No there wasn't any other information...
But if u now another way to install xp on d partition i will gladly accept it,besyde of installing first xp and then win 7.
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12 May 2010   #4
wullthebull

 

just look up bink he has a great tutorial on how to do this and it was so easy, will try and find it for you
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12 May 2010   #5
wullthebull

 

sorry it was brink here you go Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP
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12 May 2010   #6
adrian88

windows 7
 
 

Thank's man, i'l take it step by step , hope it will work out.. thanks
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12 May 2010   #7
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Honestly, at this point in time (2010) there is very little to no reason to dual boot anymore, especially when you keep messing up your working OS install. That's on of my biggest complaints about multi-booting, and one reason I avoid it like the plague. You have several good, free virtual machine apps out there, so just load one and install XP.
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12 May 2010   #8
wullthebull

 

a lot of my apps would not work on win 7 that is why I dual boot xp
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13 May 2010   #9
adrian88

windows 7
 
 

It didn't work out, i still get the error a'' disk error occurred. press ctrl alt del to restart"
What can i do?
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13 May 2010   #10
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Did you install the SATA drivers for your drive?

SATA Driver - Load in Windows 7 or Vista Setup
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