Friday, September 10, 2010

How to install Win XP on a computer that already has Win 7?

1. Note: If you already have an empty partition to install XP on it, use it and jump to step 2.
Shrink the existing partition (use Computer Management-> Disk Management) to make room for the second partition. For Windows XP you need minimum 4GB. In the space that you just freed, create the new partition. Format this partition as NTFS.

2. Install Win XP. You will see that your computer will boot automatically to Win XP and you cannot access Win 7. Don’t worry.

3. Insert the Windows 7 Installation CD and restart your PC. Boot from CD.  It will show you a first menu. Select "System Recovery", and then select "Startup Repair". Reboot again and log on to Windows 7. Windows 7 will automatically recognize the Win XP installation/partition. Done.

You have both operations systems now.

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