installing windows xp on a pc

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by lion neptune, Apr 17, 2010.

  1. lion neptune

    lion neptune MDL Novice

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    I own a pc medion MD8850, windows 7OEM is originally installed, I would like to use Windows XP, but unfortunately it has not accepted and the PC can not boot from the XP CD. y does it have a solution. thank you for your help
     
  2. timesurfer

    timesurfer MDL Developer

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    It's best to install xp first then 7

    You'll need to create partition to dual boot
     
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  3. urie

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    You also need to select boot from cd in bios settings or from function key select boot device.
     
  4. timesurfer

    timesurfer MDL Developer

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    F10 for HP and compaq and F2 for sony:)
     
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  5. Daz

    Daz MDL Developer / Admin
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    You can actually install XP to another partition and then use EasyBCD from XP to restore the bootmanager so that you can access Windows 7 again.

    One thing to keep in mind is XP could have problems with the drivers depending on if Medion supply them for XP. Personally I would recommend installing XP as a virtual machine or using the free 'Windows XP Mode' so that you can run things XP style from within Windows 7, at least this way you also dodge the 2014 deadline.
     
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  6. timesurfer

    timesurfer MDL Developer

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    Word...lol
     
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  7. Phazor

    Phazor MDL Expert

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    Biostar = F9 :)
     
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  8. lion neptune

    lion neptune MDL Novice

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    thank you very much guys for this information, but there is so much information that I find difficult to gather the best solution.:worthy::worthy::worthy::worthy::worthy::worthy: