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Can Windows7 be installed with Windows XP

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  • Started 8 years ago by sbolton
  • Latest reply from JadeEmperor
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Posts: 27

I have Windows XP. Can I also install Windows7? Does it remove XP from my computer?



Posted 8 years ago
Posts: 33

yes no problem.
It would have been helpful if you could say what system you have. i.e. HD size, any partition etc...

anyway If you have a HD say about 100GB and not partition I would recomend, look for some tool to resize your drive and make partition of Atleast 20GB and install windows 7 on it.
Say you have Xp on Drive C: then install win7 on D:

Select clean install and point it to Drive D:
Windows 7 would make it dual boot it self...
You would have option of

Windows 7
Earlier Version of windows (XP in your case)

Hope this help...

Posted 8 years ago
Posts: 7

IT doesn't help!! I've got the same problem,and upon re-boot---WIndows 7 gives "error" stating it can't find a file "Winload.exe".
Well--the reason it can't is because THAT file is a VISTA file... NOW--what do you recoommend!!??
I've posted this ON several sites------------ SOME one out here has to know, how to do this.

Posted 8 years ago
Posts: 244

hi jaw69,

it would help if you can post what exactly you did so that we can have a sorta "picture" of your situation. also please start a new thread for your own problem.

Posted 8 years ago

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