Need to Install windows XP on pre-installed windows 7 Computer(13 posts)
The processor must support 'virtual technology' to do a Virtual Machine. HP's website cannot provide exact info due to many differences in builds for "CTO": Custom-built to order (for retail outlets, etc.) Can OP provide "p/n" (part number) from tag on the bottom of the Laptop?
1bata, I had ET's working for me that had almost the same problem. They ended up buying another small hdd and installed XP on it for company policy and had their good stuff on the hdd with Vista. Never had a problem one. You could check on Ebay for a reasonable priced hdd. Just another option if you have to run XP. Remember one thing. With dual booting if your hdd goes you lose both O/S's plus all your personal data since you have Win7 already loaded. You wouold have no problems with driver conflict and you can transfer your daily data to a flash drive and then move it to your Win7 hdd.
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