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Installing Windows XP on WIndows 7 Machine

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September 21, 2011 6:58:23 PM

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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September 21, 2011 7:44:40 PM

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.
September 21, 2011 7:57:49 PM

All the question was,how to install Windows XP onto a Windows 7 machine.
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September 21, 2011 10:21:19 PM

Your post was labeled as a discussion, so I added my thoughts to yours.
September 23, 2011 9:56:20 AM

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.
April 24, 2012 3:20:04 AM

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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