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  • Started 6 years ago by hArLtRoN
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hArLtRoN
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So I want to install Windows XP on my PC but I already have Windows 7 & 8 installed.
Could I use this " https://www.howtogeek.com/107535/how-to-seamlessly-dual-boot-windows-7-and-windows-8-the-easy-way/ "method to install XP on a VHD? I have a full copy of Windows XP Professional Edition on disc and I can create an ISO of it.

Windows 7 is installed to the hard drive and Windows 8 is installed via VHD using the link above.

PC Specs:
Asus M4A785-M Motherboard
AMD Phenom 9850 x4 2.50Ghz Processor
4GB RAM
500GB Hard Drive
Nvidia GeForce 210 Graphics Card

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raphoenix
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hArLtRoN
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I have XP Mode installed on my Windows 7 installation. The reason I want an actual installation of XP is so that I can play some older games that don't function correctly in Windows 7. I tried playing games in XP Mode but I always got an error and I learned after the error that you can't play games on XP Mode.

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raphoenix
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https://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows/resolving-setup-did-not-find-any-hard-disk-drives-during-windows-xp-installation/

Chipset Drivers F6 Floppy to download, unzip and Extract to either Make Slipstream or Virtual Floppy.
http://downloadcenter.intel.co.....Technology

http://downloadcenter.intel.co.....ofessional*&DownloadType=

Rick P.

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hArLtRoN
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I'll take a look at those.
Can I use the VHD method for installing XP?

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raphoenix
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Not sure what you are trying to do ?

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hArLtRoN
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I want to install Windows XP on a VHD just like Windows 8 can be installed on a VHD.
I'm just wondering if I can go about it the same was as in this article, just substituting a Windows XP ISO instead of a Windows 8 ISO. https://www.howtogeek.com/107535/how-to-seamlessly-dual-boot-windows-7-and-windows-8-the-easy-way/

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hArLtRoN
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I just tried to install XP using the method listed above and realized, the structure of the Windows 8 ISO is different than the structure of the Windows XP ISO. So you cannot install XP on VHD using the above method. If you can, it's above my know how.

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raphoenix
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http://www.tacktech.com/display.cfm?ttid=360

Check Out Right Hand Menu Also for Download Links.

Can do this with imgburn also but have to have the setup packages from the First Link.
http://www.imgburn.com/index.php?act=download

Rick P.

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raphoenix
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BUMP for hArLtRoN.

Rick P.

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hArLtRoN
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Thanks for the links Rick.
I'm just gonna use the slipstream method and install it on its own partition. Do you know where I can find the drivers for a Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB SATA III - WD5000AAKX for XP?

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raphoenix
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hArLtRoN,

HDDs don't have drivers.

The Motherboard Chipset Driver is what you need PLUS all the Motherboard XP Machine Device Drivers
which may not be available.

What is the EXACT Make and Model Number of your Machine or Motherboard ????

Rick P.

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hArLtRoN
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Oh ok thanks. I haven't ever done a slipstream before with Windows XP. Only time I have installed XP was on a computer that shipped with it installed and just needed formatting due to errors.

The motherboard is an ASUS M4A785-M. I think I found the drivers:
http://support.asus.com/downlo.....MIwOUagAVl

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raphoenix
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Yeah, XP Drivers for Everything BUT LAN.

Also (11) Bios Updates !!

Has Machine been updated ????

What does Manual say about XP ????

Rick P.

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hArLtRoN
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Awesome!
I've never done anything with the BIOS, except changing the boot order. I don't know how to do updates on BIOS.

With those drivers I download, would I put all of them onto the slipstream disc with nLite?

Manual says:
"This motherboard supports Windows XP/Vista operating systems (OS)."

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raphoenix
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YES but you need the LAN also.

May be there is just a "Typo" Left out of description.

Normally ASUS provides drivers for ALL O/Ses except for may be Linux.

Download the Manual and read how to Update the Bios to the Latest Revision Level. :)

Rick P.

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hArLtRoN
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Sorry I replied so late. My internet is going to be down for the next few days. Using library computer. When I get my internet back I will use your instructions!

-hArLtRoN

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hArLtRoN
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My internet is back.

I will download the LAN driver.
And my manual says I can update the BIOS using the ASUS Update Utility, which runs in the Windows Environment. I am going to try that.

Thanks for your help Rick!!

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raphoenix
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hArLtRoN,

I hope my postings will prove helpful.

Keep us informed on how it's going and if the issue becomes resolved.

Rick P.

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hArLtRoN
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Your advice on the slip-streaming worked. The only thing that went wrong is that the Product key I have is apparently invalid. I double checked it multiple times and I have used this key in the past and it worked. Any ideas as to why it won't work now? I got the disc from my friends dad who works in the IT department of IBM.

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hArLtRoN
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This is the folder that the XP disc came in:

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raphoenix
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When you try to Activate, does a message come up with around 48 digits and read Call Microsoft and give you a phone number ????

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hArLtRoN
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The computer was still on the installing Windows XP Professional screen. It asked for the product key and then when I clicked next it said "Invalid Key"

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raphoenix
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http://www.tacktech.com/display.cfm?ttid=422

Will the ISO install without putting in a PID AND then let you attempt Activation when all is setup ????

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hArLtRoN
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There is no option to skip the Product Key.
What is the link you gave me?

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hArLtRoN
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I don't think I said this but the original disc came with SP1 and I slip-streamed SP3 into it.

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raphoenix
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Insert the original Installation CD into CD / Drive Drive.

Explore the CD and navigate to the i386 folder.

Open the file UNATTEND.txt and scroll down to the last line.

Is there a number in there ????

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hArLtRoN
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This is what is in the UNATTEND.txt file:
I replaced the product key with **** so something couldn't happen. The product key listed isn't the product key I have.

; Microsoft Windows Codename Whistler Personal, Professional, Server, Advanced Server and Datacenter
; (c) 1994 - 2000 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
;
; Sample Unattended Setup Answer File
;
; This file contains information about how to automate the installation
; or upgrade of Windows Codename Whistler so the
; Setup program runs without requiring user input.
;

[Unattended]
Unattendmode = FullUnattended
OemPreinstall = NO
TargetPath = *
Filesystem = LeaveAlone

[UserData]
FullName = "Your User Name"
OrgName = "Your Organization Name"
ComputerName = *
ProductKey= "*****-*****-*****-*****-*****"

[GuiUnattended]
; Sets the Timezone to the Pacific Northwest
; Sets the Admin Password to NULL
; Turn AutoLogon ON and login once
TimeZone = "004"
AdminPassword = *
AutoLogon = Yes
AutoLogonCount = 1

[LicenseFilePrintData]
; For Server installs
AutoMode = "PerServer"
AutoUsers = "5"

[GuiRunOnce]
; List the programs that you want to lauch when the machine is logged into for the first time

[Display]
BitsPerPel = 8
XResolution = 800
YResolution = 600
VRefresh = 70

[Networking]

[Identification]
JoinWorkgroup = Workgroup

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raphoenix
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Try it with Product key in the Un-attend File.

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hArLtRoN
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Ok I'll try that!

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hArLtRoN
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I tried the key listed in:
Original CD w/ SP1 - Unattended File - DIDN'T WORK
Original CD w/ SP1 - Folder - DIDN'T WORK
Slipstreamed CD w/ SP3 and drivers - Unattended File - DIDN'T WORK

Not yelling with CAPS lock, just showing if it worked or not.

I'm not sure what else to do....

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raphoenix
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Slipstream ONLY the Sata Chipset Driver into a SP1 Install CD and try it with the PID that was given to you originally.

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raphoenix
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http://www.theeldergeek.com/index_xp.html

LEFT TOP CORNER MENUs

All about slipstreaming XP Service Packs.

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hArLtRoN
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Slipstreaming the chipset driver now.

Thanks for your help on this!

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raphoenix
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OK

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hArLtRoN
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Windows XP installed perfect once I got SP3 out of the slipstream. Now my problem is that I can't connect to the internet. My PC is using a wireless card. Whenever I go to put my network passphrase in, it returns with this:

My network is secured with WPA2PSK, AES. I can't change the security type b/c my parents will yell!

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raphoenix
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Name and model number of wireless Nic card ????

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hArLtRoN
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TP-LINK TL-WN951N

I have all of the updated drivers installed for the card it just says message above.

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raphoenix
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At Least Service Pack 2 and
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=893357

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hArLtRoN
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So getting SP2 will fix my connection error?

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hArLtRoN
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THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!! Windows XP is now connected to the internet! I never thought to install SP2 to connect to the internet via a wireless card. I have always had Windows XP connected via a wired connection.

Thank you for all of your help Rick. Windows XP is functioning as it should. If I have any other questions I will definitely post back!

Shawn C.

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raphoenix
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Shawn,

Was My Pleasure. :) :)

Regards,

Rick P.

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