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Help adding XP to win 7 on HP laptop

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November 13, 2010 11:47:51 PM

HI,

I am getting a new..

HP Pavilion dv6-3030TX
WX050PA i5-540M
15.6 inch LED
2.53GHz
4GB RAM
640GB
DVDRW/WiFi/LAN/ATI
HD5650 1GB DDR3
HDMI Webcam
Win7

and I need to have XP on as I have many program which do not run on 7.

I want to have multi os with a choice at start up.

Any help please to set this up?

Thanks


oz

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November 14, 2010 12:59:12 AM

Wouldn't it be easier to order the new laptop with Windows 7 Profesional, which allows you to install XP on it to use XP mode?
You would then be able run your older programs, without the need for dual booting, extra drive or partitions.
If you can't get it with Pro preinstalled, you can use the Anytime Upgrade from Microsoft. It's about $90 from memory.

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November 14, 2010 2:51:14 AM

Yes maybe. I didn't think of that however there is one video editing program I have been using for years which doesn't even like that set up and the forums suggest that the dual boot is the only way to do it.

I think the laptop comes with 7 Home Edition so I guess I will upgrade anyway so I can get used to it, even though I will do the dual boot for XP Pro.

Thanks for your time and thoughts..

oz



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November 14, 2010 8:19:58 PM

If you still want to duall boot read the instructions here. http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/8057-dual-boot-ins...
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November 14, 2010 8:35:32 PM

Thanks Jonmor68

Appreciate th help. Have a great day!! :-)

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November 14, 2010 8:35:32 PM

Best answer selected by ozrock.
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