Installing Windows XP on WIndows 7 Machine

Go into bios.Change ECHI to IDE.Change boot order so CD drive is the first boot.Install XP from drive.You will lose the Wndows 7 operating system.
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  1. That is the EASY part. Then you must track down all the drivers. Hopefully you are not doing this on a laptop because you may never get all the special hardware working. . .

    And if you DO get everything working then plan on spending hours installing all the XP updates.
  2. All the question was,how to install Windows XP onto a Windows 7 machine.
  3. Your post was labeled as a discussion, so I added my thoughts to yours.
  4. pho46514 said:
    Go into bios.Change ECHI to IDE.Change boot order so CD drive is the first boot.Install XP from drive.You will lose the Wndows 7 operating system.



    ECHI should be AHCI that's what it shows under SATA MODE on my laptop.ECHI was from memory but I was wrong.
  5. yes , you can do that . why you face the difficulty to co exist the 7 and xp is because they use diffreent concepts for boot manamgement. XP uses the ntldr approch and 7 use the bootmgr approch

    Hope you can find detailed explanation on this topic on the below mentioned link

    http://desktopreality.com/installing-xp-after-windows-7/


    hope you find it useful
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