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I want dual boot my win 8 with new os as win xp_sp3

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August 25, 2013 1:29:40 AM

Hi every one,
I have just bought a new Laptop i.e. Lenovo Ideapad z580 with win 8 Pre-Installed in it ..




now the problem is that it has only two partitions in it

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HERE IS SCREENSHOT OF DISKPART-
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I tried to install win xp in the partition D but when installing xp the partition D doesn't show up ...
i cant see the drive D
i can not install 2- os in the same drive C,specially when they are both of windows
here is the ss of the main PROBLEM:--

I AM BOOTING IT WITH USB :
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EVERY THING GOES FINE UNLESS IT COMES TO PARTITION SELECTION:
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AS YOU CAN SEE IT NEVER SHOW THE PARTITION D (MY HDD IS 500GB)

THE OTHER DISK SHOWN HERE IS THE USB I 'M TRYING TO BOOT WITH(FAT32)

ANY HELP WOULD BE APPRECIATED...
AND I DON'T WANT TO DAMAGE MY WINDOWS 8

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August 25, 2013 2:19:16 AM

The issue you are probably facing is that the system is set to AHCI mode and XCP does not have drivers by default for AHCI or RAID mode, it only supports IDE mode by default. You either need to slipstream your motherboards AHCI drivers into your XP disk or use the "Press F6 To Install Third Party Drivers From A Floppy" (which is probably not possible since most motherboards have cut the floppy controller) and install the AHCI drivers there.

In all honesty, XP is an outdated OS that's inefficient and crap on current hardware. Due to this there may not be any AHCI drivers for your motherboards SATA controller for XP.

With that said, what I have posted above is your issue. But since it is a OEM laptop, more than likely there will not be any driver support from Lenovo for XP, they may however have drivers for 7. And more than likely the drivers from the hardware vendors will not work or they also may not have driver support for XP.

Honestly you are trying to do something that's going to be neigh impossible to do since XP is set to be killed by MS next year and most OEMs are killing support now.
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August 25, 2013 5:20:29 AM

SO GUESS I HAVE TO JUST FORGET IT .....
HOW EVER I WILL TRY WITH WIN 7

AND THANKS FOR YOR REPLY....
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