[Dual-boot] 32bit XP Professional w/ 64bit Windows 7 preinstalled
Hi community members,
I've recently encountered several compatibility issues with running some programs on Windows 7, for the same problem for Vista I dual-boot XP with it and I wish to do the same for my Windows 7 too. However, my inquiry now is that previously my Vista is 32bit thus I'd expect it to run with XP 32bit perfectly. Now, I'm trying to dual-boot with XP Professional 32bit having Windows 7 64bit preinstalled, so I've some questions.
*I'd always dual-boot with separate partitions on the same hard drive, not separate hard drive.
1) I've heard of OS installation sequence, is it really necessary for me to remove Windows 7 before installing XP?
2) How can I check if my processor which is currently running 64-bit Win7 can support 32-bit XP Professional?
3) How would I go about configuring the RAID/SATA drivers?
I'd be glad if someone can link me to a good guide or help me with a small tutorial because I believe I'd spent days searching for this exact solution but to no avail.
Specs: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 2.67GHz Quad Core x64-based PC
Please tell me if you need more specifications.
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