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Posted 13 January 2010 - 09:43 PM
Posted 14 January 2010 - 12:45 AM
Edited by mybuddyeric, 14 January 2010 - 12:48 AM.
Posted 14 January 2010 - 12:46 AM
Posted 14 January 2010 - 12:51 AM
- You may need SATA driver if your BIOS does not support IDE emulation.
- Download EasyBCD 1.7.2 from here : http://neosmart.net/dl.php?id=1
- Download .NET full package from here : http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details...;displaylang=en
You will need these later, if internet does not work in XP.
1. Create a separate partition for XP, (lets say its D:). Format it in NTFS.
2. Put Windows XP CD in DVD-ROM drive, restart Windows 7.
3. When computer start to reboot, quickly press F12 or F11 to bring boot menu, select DVD-ROM drive and you should be seeing Windows XP setup. If you cannot press the F12 button to bring the boot menu, then make changes in BIOS so that DVD ROM is your first boot device and HDD is second.
4. In setup choose D: (or whatever partition) you want to install XP to.
5. After installing Windows XP, you will be able to boot in XP. Start XP.
6. Install .NET followed by EasyBCD.
7. In EasyBCD select Add BootManager, reinstall Vista Bootloader, then click Add MBR
8. In EasyBCD, select add remove entries, add an entry, choose C: drive, choose Vista, click Add Entry
9. Restart Windows XP.
Posted 14 January 2010 - 01:45 AM
Posted 14 January 2010 - 05:15 AM
EasyBCD was written for Vista so it does not list Windows 7 as an option. But the bootloader for Windows Vista and Windows 7 is same so it works anyway This is one reason developers of EasyBCD are not updating it as it works for Windows 7 already.
Guys thanks for your replies, I appreciate the help a lot! Mybuddyeric I'm happy with the specs myself! I'm a music producer so I need the power! 8-cores is awesome performance.
Romeo29, why would I change it to "Vista" if it's Windows 7? Or is it irrelevant? Would appreciate the clarification.
Edited by Romeo29, 14 January 2010 - 05:19 AM.
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