how to install xp after you have installed WIN7

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  1. kittu8_in2002

    kittu8_in2002 MDL Junior Member

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    i have installed WIN7 and now i want to install WIN xp parallely .please help how to do it.
     
  2. timesurfer

    timesurfer MDL Developer

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  3. jupier2k

    jupier2k MDL Member

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    After WIn 7 .. you can install XP but WinXP boot manager will not able to see Win7 boot sector.
    after successful of XP installed you need to boot your Win 7 DVD disc to repair your boot partition. upon reboot , it should show
    2 options >> 1. Earlier version of Windows (XP) and 2. win 7
     
  4. sam3971

    sam3971 MDL Guru

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    Technically you can install XP after Vista or 7 but it is a pain in the ass. My advice being from someone who runs XP and 7 on Dual boot is to install XP first, then install Windows 7 after. If you already have windows 7 installed(I am guessing that you do) you can simply install XP and then run windows 7 boot disk setup and select install without formatting so you do not loose anything. Then you will get to be able to boot to either one. Best word of advice for all version of windows from both Intel and M$ themselves, "Install the older one first, then the newer one next" Vista and windows 7 in a dual boot is not affected by this but every other one like 2000, XP, 2000+XP, 2000+Vista, 2000+Win7, XP+Vista, or XP+Win7 you should install the old one first before the new one. That is actually recommended my Microsoft. Just to add my opinion. :D
     
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  5. genuine555

    genuine555 MDL Expert

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    Yeah, that is recommended, and the only way to make it work without doing anything. But it's really not that hard to make it boot and rebuild the bootloader. Just use the win7 install disk or partitioning soft and easybcd. It's fixed in matter of minutes...
     
  6. tym

    tym MDL Novice

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    While The Repair Windows 7 May work sometimes. Allot of times it won't. Sure it will boot into windows 7 then you get the NTRDL is missing in Xp.

    IMHO the only and best way is Install Windows Xp First, Then Windows 7. You will save yourself allot of headaches. Thats what I finally gave up and did to dual boot them both.
     
  7. sam3971

    sam3971 MDL Guru

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    Same thing exactly with me lol ;)
     
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  8. latonars

    latonars MDL Novice

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    Same question here.
    I bought a TOSHIBA laptop with a genuine Windows 7 BASIC installed.
    That's why I don't want to lose it to install XP first.
    Since it's Win7 BASIC, what timesurfer mentioned VIRTUAL PC from MS is not available.
    I just have a stupid application that must run under XP.
    So is there any way to install XP?
    Million thanks
     
  9. timesurfer

    timesurfer MDL Developer

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    Maybe you can do easy upgrade with ultimate cert and or key so that MS XP mode will work for you.
     
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  10. urie

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    You can use virtual pc sp1 2007
     
  11. timesurfer

    timesurfer MDL Developer

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    Or maybe virtual box which is pretty easy to use
     
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  13. stonedagain

    stonedagain MDL Junior Member

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    I tried Virtual XP, but ended up having to install XP pro on another HDD & dual boot, mainly because I couldn't get Virtual XP to work with my Netgear NAS, or find my printer or my scanner on USB. Other than these issues, everything else worked ok.
     
  14. CLoNY

    CLoNY MDL Novice

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    after windows xp installation completed go to Repair Windows 7 using Win7 DVD
    add windows XP Boot as follow
    open command line and write the following commandes

    1-bcdedit /create {ntldr} /X "Windows XP"

    Press Enter

    2-bcdedit /set {ntldr} device partition=X

    Press Enter

    3-bcdedit /set {ntldr} path \ntldr

    Press Enter

    4-bcdedit /displayorder {ntldr} /addlast

    Press Enter
    X= windows XP Partition Letter
    Restart computer