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Want to dule boot win7 Ult & XP pro 64 bit


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#1 snowghost

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Posted 08 November 2010 - 09:14 AM

My pc is a gateway LX6810-01 with Vista 64 bit Home Premium

Sick of Vista, after SP2 it now takes 11 minutes to restart, only way around this is to formatt and do a clean install and skip SP2, already been to many sites will many having the same problem with no quick fix to date, as vista being an eye sore for microsoft I do not thank they are going to spen much resources on this, they just want it go away with a $50 upgrade


I have all ready test installed Win 7 ULT 64 on to my secondary primary drive and every thing working, now I would like to get XP Pro 64 installed, I have seen where you need to change the (( go into the bios first and change sata to IDE compatibility. This will make XP work for you. Cane you do this and still boot to both Win 7 64 ULT and XP pro 64 or is just for a single drive pc to convert over to XP.
The reason I want XP is for Photoshop CS5 64, just not many 64 bit plugins working with vista and even fewer for win 7 64, I have close to 35 plugins, scripts and what nots for photo shop, they work fine with CS4 but hardy any work in cs5 & vista or win7, all are supported in XP 64.



Operating System
MS Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit SP2
CPU
Intel Core 2 Quad Q8200 @ 2.33GHz 42 °C
Yorkfield 45nm Technology
RAM
8.0GB Dual-Channel DDR2 @ 399MHz (6-6-6-18)
Motherboard
Gateway FMCP7AM (CPU 1)
Graphics
Acer H233H @ 1440x900
1024MB GeForce GT 120 (Sapphire/PCPartner) 83 °C
Hard Drives
195GB Seagate ST320082 2AS SCSI Disk Device (Unknown)
625GB Western Digital WDC WD64 00AAKS-22A7B SCSI Disk
Optical Drives
HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GH40F SCSI CdRom Device
Audio
Realtek High Definition Audio

CPU
Intel Core 2 Quad Q8200
Cores 4
Threads 4
Name Intel Core 2 Quad Q8200
Code Name Yorkfield
Package Socket 775 LGA
Technology 45nm
Specification Intel® Core™2 Quad CPU Q8200 @ 2.33GHz
Family 6
Extended Family 6
Model 7
Extended Model 17
Stepping 7
Revision M1
Instructions MMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3, SSE4.1, EM64T
Bus Speed 333.3 MHz
Rated Bus Speed 1333.4 MHz
Stock Core Speed 2333 MHz
Stock Bus Speed 333 MHz
Average Temperature 42 °C
Caches
L1 Data Cache Size 4 x 32 KBytes
L1 Instructions Cache Size 4 x 32 KBytes
L2 Unified Cache Size 2 x 2048 KBytes

RAM
Memory slots
Total memory slots 4
Used memory slots 4
Free memory slots 0
Memory
Type DDR2
Size 8192 MBytes
Channels # Dual
DRAM Frequency 400.0 MHz
CAS# Latency (CL) 6 clocks
RAS# to CAS# Delay (tRCD) 6 clocks
RAS# Precharge (tRP) 6 clocks
Cycle Time (tRAS) 18 clocks
Bank Cycle Time (tR?) 24 clocks
Command Rate (CR) 2T
SPD
Number Of SPD Modules 4
Slot #1
Type DDR2
Size 2048 MBytes
Manufacturer Nanya Technology
Max Bandwidth PC2-6400 (400 MHz)
Part Number NT2GT64U8HD0BY-AD
Serial Number 5F7A3E01
Week/year 04 / 09
SPD Ext. EPP
JEDEC #3
Frequency 400.0
Motherboard
Manufacturer Gateway
Model FMCP7AM
Chipset Vendor NVIDIA
Chipset Model nForce 730i
Chipset Revision B1
Southbridge Vendor NVIDIA
Southbridge Model nForce 730i
Southbridge Revision B2
BIOS
Brand American Megatrends Inc.
Version R01-A1
Date 01/13/2009

Hard Drives
ST320082 2AS SCSI Disk Device
Manufacturer Seagate
Form Factor 3.5"
Interface Unknown
Capacity 195GB
Real size 200,049,647,616 bytes
S.M.A.R.T
S.M.A.R.T not supported
Partition 0
Partition ID Disk #1, Partition #0
Disk Letter K:
File System NTFS
Volume Serial Number 1C597938
Size 5.35GB
Used Space 5.32GB (100%)
Free Space 30MB (0%)
Partition 1
Partition ID Disk #1, Partition #1
Disk Letter L:
File System NTFS
Volume Serial Number 94E52E31
Size 120GB
Used Space 29.5GB (25%)
Free Space 91GB (75%)
Partition 2
Partition ID Disk #1, Partition #2
Disk Letter M:
File System NTFS
Volume Serial Number FCA2C9A0
Size 61GB
Used Space 17.6GB (30%)
Free Space 43GB (70%)
WDC WD64 00AAKS-22A7B SCSI Disk Device
Manufacturer Western Digital
Business Unit/Brand Desktop/WD CaviarŪ
RPM/Buffer Size or Attribute 5400 RPM with 2 MB cache
Interface Unknown
Capacity 625GB
Real size 640,135,028,736 bytes
S.M.A.R.T
S.M.A.R.T not supported
Partition 0
Partition ID Disk #0, Partition #0
Size 14.6 GB
Partition 1
Partition ID Disk #0, Partition #1
Disk Letter C:
File System NTFS
Volume Serial Number 7CAAB6EC
Size 380GB
Used Space 115GB (31%)
Free Space 265GB (69%)
Partition 2
Partition ID Disk #0, Partition #2
Disk Letter F:
File System NTFS
Volume Serial Number 3BEC6530
Size 202GB
Used Space 9.54GB (5%)
Free Space 192GB (95%)

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Posted 08 November 2010 - 09:21 AM

This might just be what you're looking for.

Dual Boot Your Pre-Installed Windows 7 Computer with XP

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Posted 08 November 2010 - 01:51 PM

Thats for a single drive, I am doing two drives on a sata drive system, and my XP cd will not install at this point,it loads all the drivers and other junk and when it comes to the point where options should display it crashes it is going to need the sata drivers on the install disk , thats why I was asking if if changing the ASHC to ide in BIOS would still let me boot to both the XP and win 7, I am looking at a site as to slip stream a sata driver into my XP ISO, it's a little complicated, looking for a simpler way to do this, from what I have found out, the XP needs installed first then win 7, New windows has a real problem installing older OSs and XP will over write the Win 7 boot , use to not be that way with 95/98/2000/xp 32bit, this 64 bit has screwed every thing up.
I do like the 19 second restart of win 7 ULT,

I do plan on uninstalling the win 7, and putting The XP on the sendery drive, I only plan on useing it for photoshop and image editing, win 7 will end up on my main drive for all other junk I want installed.

I have read enough about this, that if you screw this up you could be in big trouble, so I am trying to get as much info as I can before I make the move. Just trying not to have to do any restarts till I get this vista junk off my box.
At this point it is looking like I may just revert to a bootlegged ISO that has this problem sloved, amazing how highschool kids can do better work than microsoft

Edited by snowghost, 08 November 2010 - 02:06 PM.


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Posted 08 November 2010 - 02:38 PM

I see your video card is a little too hot, and the reason your computer could be taking a long time to boot is probably due to hardware updates such as drivers and other firmware. My system is well below your specs and takes less than 2 minutes to go form pushing the power button to actually using the computer.

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Posted 08 November 2010 - 02:54 PM

I have the side panle off, would this affect the tem of the cards

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Posted 08 November 2010 - 02:59 PM

It might only be a temporary change to IDE to load XP and then install the SATA drivers. I am running a dual-boot XP Home 32 bit and Win 7 Home 32 bit on two Western Digital Sata drives. I already had XP on the machine, and just loaded Win 7 on the second drive. I didn't load the XP so I'm not sure what happened to allow the change to SATA.

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Posted 08 November 2010 - 03:00 PM

Have never used the side panle, another useless part of vista

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Posted 08 November 2010 - 03:02 PM

I see your video card is a little too hot, and the reason your computer could be taking a long time to boot is probably due to hardware updates such as drivers and other firmware. My system is well below your specs and takes less than 2 minutes to go form pushing the power button to actually using the computer.


Excellent point Cryptodan, it's a matter that does deserve to be looked into.

I'd like to add Snowghost, that if I understand correctly your issue right now is to get these 2 OS's installed on a Dual Boot Multiple Disks Type Layout.
If this is still the case, I found this article that also doesn't say many good things about Microsoft :whistle: and might just be the answer you're looking for:

Windows 7 SATA with XP IDE Dual Boot Multiple Disks

The next article seems to complement the first one pretty well too:

Dual boot Windows 7 and XP (2 HDD)

Hope this sheds some light onto the issue you're faced with.

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Posted 08 November 2010 - 03:05 PM

It might only be a temporary change to IDE to load XP and then install the SATA drivers. I am running a dual-boot XP Home 32 bit and Win 7 Home 32 bit on two Western Digital Sata drives. I already had XP on the machine, and just loaded Win 7 on the second drive. I didn't load the XP so I'm not sure what happened to allow the change to SATA.


That is what I am undr standing, you need XP installed first, but things change with a 64 bit system, I can't beleave I went with 64 bit when I bought this, 32 bit was there right beside it, what blunder on the spear of the moment




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