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Using Windows XP and Windows 7 on same computer


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#1 ARFOGG

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Posted 15 March 2010 - 02:13 PM

I have Windows 7 installed on my computer and would like to add Windows XP Pro or Home to this hard drive in order to run a few programs that do not run well on Windows 7. Is this possible if I create a partition for XP?

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Posted 15 March 2010 - 03:03 PM

You have several options...
You can create real partition, you can create virtual partition, or you can use Win 7 XP mode.

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Posted 15 March 2010 - 05:03 PM

Dual Boot Your Pre-Installed Windows 7 Computer with XP

or if you have Windows 7 Pro or Ultimate, you can use XP Mode (assuming your processor supports Hardware Assisted Virtualization). You cannot use XP Mode if you have Home Premium and/or a processor that does not have HAV. In that case, your other option would be a normal virtual machine, or a dual-boot (using the tutorial I linked to). :huh:
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Posted 15 March 2010 - 05:56 PM

You cannot use XP Mode if you have Home Premium and/or a processor that does not have HAV.

There is a workaround for it: http://www.smartestcomputing.us.com/index....showtopic=39280

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Posted 15 March 2010 - 06:04 PM

Well, it's not so much a workaround as it is just installing XP in a regular virtual machine (like I said in my post).

But yes, you can do that instead of dual-booting. :huh:
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