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can any body advice me how to install Win XP as a second OS on my satellite L450 which has a preinstalled Win7
Follow the steps here: http://www.howtogeek.com/howto.....r-with-xp/
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
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.
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
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:
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.
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