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installing windows xp in parrallel with windows 7


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#1 msrrahul

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Posted 11 January 2012 - 08:10 AM

hello guys,
i have hp g6 series laptop with i3 second generation processor and genuine windows 7 home basic on it, ram capacity 4 GB. but now i want to install windows xp also as another os without removing my genuine windows 7 home basic . i.e. i want to keep these two os in parallel so that when i have use of xp , i can use it.. and when i want to work on windows7 , i can start windows7 .
so if this is possible then please guide me the detailed instructions to install windows xp in parallel with windows 7 home basic in order to use either of os as per my requirement.

i appreciate your help.
thank you

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#2 Artrooks

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Posted 11 January 2012 - 09:08 AM

Hello msrrahul,

Since you already have Windows 7 installed, the easiest way to add Windows XP is to set up a virtual machine. That way, you can run one, the other, or both at the same time.

I have Windows 2000, XP Pro, and Vista Home Premium VMs setup on my Windows 7 Home Premium desktop. I'm not aware of any limitations with VMWare and Win 7 Home Basic.

What you will need:
The Free VMware Player 4.01 and a Windows XP disc with a valid key.

Follow this tutorial: Run Windows XP on Windows 7 with free VMware Player

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#3 msrrahul

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Posted 12 January 2012 - 08:56 AM

thanks a lot for this..its great.. i was not hoping to do this before..

but are there any other alternatives also besides VMWare? if any then please let me know those alternatives also and with detailed instructions please..

thank you

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Posted 13 January 2012 - 03:05 AM

running both of the os at the same time is really good. but i want to use either of xp or windows7 one at a time.. if its not possible then VMWare is the only alternative left.. any advices?

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Posted 13 January 2012 - 07:29 AM

Follow this guide from the section for Windows 7 installed first.
Dual boot Windows 7 and XP

Edited by mark1956, 13 January 2012 - 07:29 AM.





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