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#1 dsage

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Posted 15 January 2009 - 12:19 PM

Currently, I have XP SP 2. How can I partition my hard drive so I can dual boot the XP and the Windows 7. After the partition, can the Windows 7 access the programs and files that have been installed/ stored under XP? I wanna how to do that.

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Posted 15 January 2009 - 12:52 PM

I think both OS's must be turned on in order to do so but I could be wrong so don't hold me to it.

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Posted 15 January 2009 - 01:38 PM

Currently, I have XP SP 2. How can I partition my hard drive so I can dual boot the XP and the Windows 7. After the partition, can the Windows 7 access the programs and files that have been installed/ stored under XP? I wanna how to do that.


Hi , You could use this program below to partition your drive

http://www.partition-tool.com/personal.htm

Now you can view files/folders and data within Windows XP from Windows 7 but you can't use the programs installed on XP from Windows 7

Edited by snooker, 15 January 2009 - 01:38 PM.


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Posted 15 January 2009 - 02:04 PM

You need separate partitions for each OS (and that are large enough for each OS) - so you'll need one for XP and one for Win7 (plus any others that happen to be on your hard drive at this point).

Make sure that your system is able to handle Windows Vista (so it'll handle Win7)
Then install Win7 to the new partition. The boot manager should automatically detect and include Windows XP in the boot selection menu.

You can access the XP partition in Win7 - but may need to change permissions to access the data there (in other words, you may get an Access Denied error when trying to access the files).
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Posted 15 January 2009 - 02:59 PM

Is there any way that I can still run the program that I installed under XP? It's pretty useless install Win7 with nothing on it.

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Posted 15 January 2009 - 03:37 PM

Is there any way that I can still run the program that I installed under XP? It's pretty useless install Win7 with nothing on it.

What ever programs you want would have to be redownloaded into Windows 7 for them to be use under W7, Also they have to be compatible with windows 7 . If these programs you want are able to work under Vista ? Then they should be able to work under Windows 7 . In any case just try to install them under Windows 7 and see what happen .

Edited by snooker, 15 January 2009 - 06:00 PM.


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Posted 15 January 2009 - 03:48 PM

You can access the XP partition in Win7 - but may need to change permissions to access the data there (in other words, you may get an Access Denied error when trying to access the files).

Is that for XP or you meant for Vista ? I'm not sure whether I did notice this for XP but I did for Vista

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Posted 16 January 2009 - 06:55 PM

The compatibility wizard for Windows 7 contains settings for both Vista and XP.
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Posted 22 January 2009 - 12:45 PM

I have it installed, but there are some compatibility issues. I run delphi 7 for programming in windows xp, and even in compatibility mode it will not work in windows 7. All other programs have been fine, despite a bit of trouble with a soundcard driver but its all sorted now.




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