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Windows 7: Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP

18 Apr 2012   #1710
gregrocker

 

Have you considered virtualizing XP from within Win7 using freeware like XP Mode, Virtual Player, VMWare, Virtual Box. It's a lot easier than trying to install XP on new hardware.

When I google XP Home OEM SP3 or XP Home Retail SP3 downloads I get links to several downloads. If you use a torrent I'd read the comments to make sure nothing is added, especially an illegal activation crack, since you have the Product Key to use.

If an SP3 installer doesn't work outright then you'll need the SATA or Storage controller driver which is a component of the chipset, which can be found on the computer or mobo maker's Support Downloads webpage for your model. SATA Drivers - Slipstream into Windows XP CD





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19 Apr 2012   #1711
river251

reephee was
 
 

Thanks gregrocker. I have used this site to dual boot my 64 bit Windows 7 Dell e6410 laptop, which is much newer than the 64 bit Windows 7 Dell Optiplex 780 Im trying to install XP to now. I can't go the VMware route. This is a work machine, so would prefer not trying to get the OS from anywhere except the official CD my IT people require I use. Not sure how to do all that streaming anyway. I succeeded with my laptop without doing those things though I don't remember if/how I dealt with this driver issue.

I have been through installing nLite, etc., on the link you provide but got stopped at finding the drivers. The first thing on that link is:

How to slipstream SATA drivers into Windows XP setup CD, on your dual boot PC with Windows 7 or Vista

When you install Win XP, setup can not find your Hard Drive.

So, I'm a little lost at this point. Can you point me to where it explains "when you install win XP"? Maybe I can just try to install the XP OS from my XP CD without trying to slipstream the drivers?
Under OPTION TWO it has the warning:

If you have a SATA drive, then you will need to do either one of these options to load the SATA drivers for XP for your specific motherboard.I still do not understand how to get the SATA drivers. So should I just skip this warning, and proceed with

1. To Create a New Partition from the Windows 7 Hard Disk Drive

without worrying about the driver warning? That MUST be how I did it with my laptop, because I don't remember messing with any of this driver stuff and it went smooth as butter.



Thanks much!
Jim
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19 Apr 2012   #1712
Nicely Toasted

64-bit win 7 ultimate & 32-bit xp
 
 
Thanks

Thanks works great, i did have quite a lot of trouble, but through persistent reading, trial and error, finally got every aspect of the tutorial to work.
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19 Apr 2012   #1713
gregrocker

 

Jim - Have you tried installing with the XP CD first to see if it sees the HD? You may not need the SATA drivers. If it errors or cannot see the HD then you need to insert via floppy or slipstream the SATA drivers which I've now twice explained for you how to obtain.
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20 Apr 2012   #1714
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by river251 View Post
Thanks gregrocker. I have used this site to dual boot my 64 bit Windows 7 Dell e6410 laptop, which is much newer than the 64 bit Windows 7 Dell Optiplex 780 Im trying to install XP to now. I can't go the VMware route. This is a work machine, so would prefer not trying to get the OS from anywhere except the official CD my IT people require I use. Not sure how to do all that streaming anyway. I succeeded with my laptop without doing those things though I don't remember if/how I dealt with this driver issue.

I have been through installing nLite, etc., on the link you provide but got stopped at finding the drivers. The first thing on that link is:

How to slipstream SATA drivers into Windows XP setup CD, on your dual boot PC with Windows 7 or Vista

When you install Win XP, setup can not find your Hard Drive.

So, I'm a little lost at this point. Can you point me to where it explains "when you install win XP"? Maybe I can just try to install the XP OS from my XP CD without trying to slipstream the drivers?
Under OPTION TWO it has the warning:




If you have a SATA drive, then you will need to do either one of these options to load the SATA drivers for XP for your specific motherboard.I still do not understand how to get the SATA drivers. So should I just skip this warning, and proceed with

1. To Create a New Partition from the Windows 7 Hard Disk Drive

without worrying about the driver warning? That MUST be how I did it with my laptop, because I don't remember messing with any of this driver stuff and it went smooth as butter.



Thanks much!
Jim
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Jim - Have you tried installing with the XP CD first to see if it sees the HD? You may not need the SATA drivers. If it errors or cannot see the HD then you need to insert via floppy or slipstream the SATA drivers which I've now twice explained for you how to obtain.
Hi Greg & Jim.


Is this the Dell PC you are talking about?

Dell OptiPlex 780 Specs (Core 2 Duo E8400 3 GHz) - Desktops - CNET Reviews

Quote:
Operating System / Software

OS Provided: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional / XP Professional downgrade
If Yes,

1) Install XP Mode.

Windows XP Mode - Install and Setup

OR

2) Reformat the HD Drive & Install XP Pro with the Dell XP Professional downgrade rights DVD. No drivers needed.
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20 Apr 2012   #1715
kimicg

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Loosing mind :)

Hi, tried and followed instructions but somewhere on the roud lost.

Method 2
First OS - Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
Second OS - XP Pro SP3 32 with sata slipped
Laptop Samsung 300E5A , one sata hard drive, Recovery win 7 disc, XP Pro install disc.

I managed to boot to XP and install some apps, reason for all this hustle.
But after i restarted and tried to boot to Win 7 i got BSD 00007B. I used EasyBSD to add XP and have XP on boot list at startup but cant boot anymore, so i recovered windows 7. Strange thing is after all this i got system 100MB partition visible as normal partition. I will post all screens i got. Is it possible reason for all this 64 and 32 bit OS.
Can you help me?


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20 Apr 2012   #1716
kimicg

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
also this

Also to post bcdedit screen.


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20 Apr 2012   #1717
gregrocker

 

Somehow the Active flag was moved from System Reserved boot partition to C when 7 was restarted. I would try to move it back by marking Active the System Reserved partition, then running Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times to repair or rewrite the System boot files to it. Partition - Mark as Active (Method Two)

Once 100mb holds the System Active flags, install EasyBCD in Win7, on Add OS Entry tab add XP by name, type, accept any offered XP boot files, let it autocomplete. It isn't listed now in screenshot, but if it is then first delete it.
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20 Apr 2012   #1718
kimicg

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Somehow the Active flag was moved from System Reserved boot partition to C when 7 was restarted. I would try to move it back by marking Active the System Reserved partition, then running Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times to repair or rewrite the System boot files to it. Partition - Mark as Active (Method Two)

Once 100mb holds the System Active flags, install EasyBCD in Win7, on Add OS Entry tab add XP by name, type, accept any offered XP boot files, let it autocomplete. It isn't listed now in screenshot, but if it is then first delete it.
Ok, first of all, thank you for you're help.
Now F: or System reserved are active partition (still visible somehow). In meantime i formatted xp and now installing again. One thing where i believe i made a mistake is step 10 in EasyBCD, BCD deployment when i wrote MBR on partition, now my question is on which partition i should wrote MBR when i finish XP installation (System Reserved, C: where windows 7 is or E: where XP will be)?
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20 Apr 2012   #1719
gregrocker

 

Why are you reinstalling XP - this was not at all suggested? This will again steal the boot from Win7 requiring you to start it up again to add XP using EasyBCD.

To do this mark Win7 Active and run up to 3 separate Startup Repairs.
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