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Windows 7: Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP

11 Apr 2010   #720
TheDave

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Thanks, I'll try it out and let you know how it goes. One question though, can I save the drivers to a USB drive? (like my iPod classic with usable disk). I dont have a floppy on my computer.

Dave


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11 Apr 2010   #721
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Sorry but no. You can only use a Floppy drive with XP since XP doesn't support a USB flash drive at boot.
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11 Apr 2010   #722
TheDave

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Is there another solution? like placing the drivers somewhere specific on the hard drive? I dont have a floppy drive, are there any other possibilities or am I doomed?

Dave
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11 Apr 2010   #723
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

I'm pretty sure that you can only have it on a floppy to do this, but I can't remember if it gives you any other option to select the drivers from another location than a floppy. You might try saving the extracted SATA drivers on the Windows 7 partition to see if you have the option to browse to and select the drivers after pressing F6 during the XP installation.
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11 Apr 2010   #724
TheDave

Windows 7 Home Pemium x32
 
 

Question: is it possible to take the floppy from my older computer (pentium4) and plug it into my motherboard and then use the floppy drive?

And no, it only said to press ENTER when i put the right disk in drive A:
Maybe there's a way to simulate the existence of drive A:?
Dave
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11 Apr 2010   #725
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Yes, you can do that. You might need to boot into your BIOS and make sure that the floppy drive is enabled in the CMOS settings section, and that the floppy is listed first in the boot order in BIOS though.
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11 Apr 2010   #726
TheDave

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Are there any drivers for floppy disks? are they available online? where do I look?
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11 Apr 2010   #727
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12 Apr 2010   #728
theog

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TheDave View Post
Question: is it possible to take the floppy from my older computer (pentium4) and plug it into my motherboard and then use the floppy drive?

And no, it only said to press ENTER when i put the right disk in drive A:
Maybe there's a way to simulate the existence of drive A:?
Dave
Hi TheDave

Are you Win XP sp2?

SATA Drivers - Load in Windows XP Setup on Dual Boot
SATA Drivers - Slipstream into Windows XP CD
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13 Apr 2010   #729
TheDave

Windows 7 Home Pemium x32
 
 

I'm running with windows 7. I'm going to try installing XP with a friends CD with integrated SATa drivers. I'll post back for an update.

Dave
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