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can I Install Win 7 and Win XP dual boot?

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  • Started 4 years ago by wondecha
  • Latest reply from germ-x
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wondecha
wondecha
Posts: 47

Hi all
can any body advice me how to install Win XP as a second OS on my satellite L450 which has a preinstalled Win7

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InterPC
InterPC
Posts: 427

Follow the steps here: http://www.howtogeek.com/howto.....r-with-xp/

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wondecha
wondecha
Posts: 47

I just tried this option a week ago. but the XP installation will bring a Blue(Error) screen before it reaches to the Partition selection Screen. all the other steps are done well

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InterPC
InterPC
Posts: 427

It may be a problem with your XP installation disk. Are you able to get another XP install disk? If so try that and see if you still have the problem.

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wondecha
wondecha
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It is a disk that I used to install and format my previous laptop several times. any ways I will try another and will tell you. Thanks

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studio
studio
Posts: 198

The reason that it gets the blue screen (I think) is because the SATA is IDE compatable not AHCI compatiable. Try a different disk. Also look at this thread:
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Regards,
Studio

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germ-x
germ-x
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Have you looked into "Microsoft Windows Virtual PC Windows XP Mode For Windows 7"? It allows you to install winxp on top of win 7 in a virtual mode and have on your desktop. Comes with IE6. Read this.

g-x

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