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Is it possible to dual Boot 'Windows XP/Windows 7?

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Is it possible to dual Boot 'Windows XP/Windows 7?

shikshikshik
I am using Windows 7 Home Edition, which is quite OK for me. However, some features of Windows XP, which I used earlier are not found in Windows 7, The improvements in Windows 7 over its predecessor cannot be underrated. Hence, my question!
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    Try reposting this in the 'Q&A' forum. The 'Discussion' forum is for matters of general discussion, not specific problems in search of a solution. The 'Water Cooler' is for non-technical discussions. You can submit a question to 'Q&A' here:

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    But in answer to your question Yes it is Possible. This workstation was base loaded with XP Pro and the Dual Boot Windows OS is 7 Pro 64 Bit both work fine.

    You'll need to resize the HDD Partition that 7 is on and then install XP to that Partition. You;'ll also need to make sure that there are XP Drivers available for your System before starting and if you have not done this previously make sure that you have backed up all your Data & Settings.

    Of course as you have 7 Home it doesn't come with a Backward Compatible License Agreement so you'll need a License for XP and the Install Media and if your computer has a SATA HDD which it most likely has you'll need the XP SATA Driver which you can Slipstream to a Install Disc with nLite available free here

    http://www.nliteos .com/download.html

    And it's directions are here make sure to read them

    http://www.nliteos .com/guide/
    remember to remove the space from between nliteos and the .com for a working link.

    Col

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    HAL 9000 Moderator

    Try reposting this in the 'Q&A' forum. The 'Discussion' forum is for matters of general discussion, not specific problems in search of a solution. The 'Water Cooler' is for non-technical discussions. You can submit a question to 'Q&A' here:

    http://www.techrepublic.com/forum/questions/post?tag=mantle_skin;content

    There are TR members who specifically seek out problems in need of a solution. Although there is some overlap between the forums, you'll find more of those members in 'Q&A' than in 'Discussions' or 'Water Cooler'.

    Be sure to use the voting buttons to provide your feedback. Voting a '+' does not necessarily mean that a given response contained the complete solution to your problem, but that it served to guide you toward it. This is intended to serve as an aid to those who may in the future have a problem similar to yours. If they have a ready source of reference available, perhaps won't need to repeat questions previously asked and answered. If a post did contain the solution to your problem, you can also close the question by marking the helpful post as "The Answer". .

    But in answer to your question Yes it is Possible. This workstation was base loaded with XP Pro and the Dual Boot Windows OS is 7 Pro 64 Bit both work fine.

    You'll need to resize the HDD Partition that 7 is on and then install XP to that Partition. You;'ll also need to make sure that there are XP Drivers available for your System before starting and if you have not done this previously make sure that you have backed up all your Data & Settings.

    Of course as you have 7 Home it doesn't come with a Backward Compatible License Agreement so you'll need a License for XP and the Install Media and if your computer has a SATA HDD which it most likely has you'll need the XP SATA Driver which you can Slipstream to a Install Disc with nLite available free here

    http://www.nliteos .com/download.html

    And it's directions are here make sure to read them

    http://www.nliteos .com/guide/
    remember to remove the space from between nliteos and the .com for a working link.

    Col