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How to triple-boot 2K, XP and 7?

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  • Started 4 years ago by usoverseas
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usoverseas
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Store-bought new computer with Win 7 installed. Store techie used Windows 7 to create four additional partitions so HD now has five partitions at approximately 200 GB each plus the 100 MB system reserve, all NTFS-formatted. When trying to install either XP Pro or 2K Pro, neither of the setup programs can see the four 200 GB empty partitions. Instead they can see a total of only three partitions, plus the 100 MB system reserve, and each of the three partitions is reported as the wrong size (one partition, for example, is reported as 1 GB in size, and another is reported as 999,000 GB in size).

Any idea what's going on here? Does Windows 7 have a defect that allows it to see (or work with) only three partitions, and to cause other operating systems to also see only three partitions?

I want to wind up with a triple-boot system for 2K, XP and 7, each on it's own partition, plus one data partition, plus one applications partition. Any idea how to do this? Thanks.

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raphoenix
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usoverseas,
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Can you find Machine Device Drivers for XP and 2K ??
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If not available from your New Computer Manufacturer, then maybe
think of some other uses for your new machine. :)
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Best Regards,
Rick P.

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PeTer2005
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What type of hard drive is this? sata? ata?

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raphoenix
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@PeTer2005,
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If you are thinking SATA Chipset Drivers my friend, makes NO difference.
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usoverseas needs [ ALL ] the Machine Device Drivers for each O/S for successful operation on the new computer.
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Regards,
Rick P.

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