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Problem in installing XP on Preinstalled "Win 7 64bit"


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#1 maveric2013

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Posted 23 February 2016 - 08:15 AM

I have Win 7 installed on My 1 TB Hard Disk. I was thinking to install XP with Dual boot option and I have followed the steps shown in this Youtube video

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mWRewE5GIcE

 

Everything done perfectly. But I stuck at the XP installation blue screen.

 

The Profession Win XP Setup blue screen is not showing up the all partition except "C Drive" (where Win 7 is already installed)

I wan to Install XP in Drive -- "Win XP : (E)" , but how? I am unable to figure it out.

 

Please help.

 

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#2 JohnC_21

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Posted 23 February 2016 - 08:35 AM

From your screenshot, you have an EFI partition which indicates to me the computer is UEFI and has a GPT formatted disk instead of the old MBR. XP  32bit does not recognize GPT.

 

You can confirm this by typing CMD in the search box. At the command prompt type the following

 

diskpart

list disk

 

Is there an asterisk "*" under the GPT heading for your hard drive?  If so then you cannot install XP and expect it to boot or even recognize the disk.


Edited by JohnC_21, 23 February 2016 - 08:36 AM.


#3 maveric2013

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Posted 23 February 2016 - 09:12 AM

When i typed "disk list" and pressed enter, the message appeared "diak is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file"

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Posted 23 February 2016 - 09:21 AM

It is "list disk"



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Posted 23 February 2016 - 09:21 AM

however I have checked it through Disk Mangement Menu ---

Here is the screenshot.

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Posted 23 February 2016 - 09:23 AM

So it is "GPT" formatted disk. :smash:

Please let me know if anything i could do further to install XP.



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Posted 23 February 2016 - 09:26 AM

There is nothing you can do other than to create a Virtual Machine and install XP into that. You can use Virtual Box. The computer should have at least 4GB of RAM and a good processor.

 

http://www.tomshardware.com/faq/id-1853121/set-virtual-windows-machine-virtualbox.html



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Posted 23 February 2016 - 09:50 AM

Yes, install Windows XP Mode under whatever VM you can create that will work with Windows XP Mode.  Wifey and I have that on all three of our computers.  And, yes, each computer has a True-Blue 64-bit Win7 Pro from Microsoft installed, so the XPs are also aok.


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Posted 23 February 2016 - 10:01 AM

Ok!! Then how to get back my C drive as it was before the partition.
I want to have my C drive with 80GB space.

(In current condition my C Drive shows ---> 57GB free space + 50.01 GB Used space. And the E : drive "Win XP" shows 53.6 GB free space + 91.5 MB Used space) by clicking Right Click on drive and going to "properties" option

Thank you.

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Posted 23 February 2016 - 10:12 AM

The easiest method is to download Partition Wizard. Highlight the E: Partition and select Delete. Then Resize the C: partition to F: Left click the right arrow on the partition bar and drag to the far right.

 

All steps are virtual and will not start until the Apply button is pressed. This will let you back out of any errors. If you have any questions please post back before attempting the above. As with any partition movement you should backup any data on the drive you consider important. Even though the chance is small problems can occur when moving partitions.


Edited by JohnC_21, 23 February 2016 - 10:18 AM.


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Posted 23 February 2016 - 01:08 PM

I have done it as per your tutorial.

 

Thanks to all of you for help. :love4u:



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Posted 23 February 2016 - 01:22 PM

Glad your data remained intact after the partition move and thanks for the update.






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