How can i install both windows xp and windows 7 in dell xps laptop

hello frnds,
i just want to know how to install winows xp which got window7 and i wish to use both is it possible.
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  1. yes just dual boot,
  2. windows 7 professional has a feature called xp mode
    it allows you to run windows xp within windows 7
  3. king553 said:
    hello frnds,
    i just want to know how to install winows xp which got window7 and i wish to use both is it possible.

    What version if the Win7 do u have? Like ldh1109 wrote, xp mode is great option, but u cant play the games in it.

    If you have Win 7 Pro then yes you can use XP mode (XP mode is a slightly modified 32-bit version of XP).

    It doesn't offer 3-d acceleration though so if you are looking to play old games that won't work. For 3-d acceleration you will need to download Virtual Box and install a valid copy of XP in a new Virtual Machine.

    http://www.microsoft.com/windows/virtual-pc/download.aspx
  4. if your dell xps is a latest one , its difficult to find drivers (mainly audio)for it (only for xp).You can use virtual xp (one kind of s/w) in win7 for your work.
  5. if your dell xps is a latest one , its difficult to find drivers (mainly audio)for it (only for xp).You can use virtual xp (one kind of s/w) in win7 for your work.
  6. yes, it is possible.
    -first you install win xp drive C
    -2nd you insert win 7 dvd and select new installation and also select drive "D" or another drive except drive "C".

    Note: dont select upgrade install while installing win 7.
  7. king553 said:
    hello frnds,
    i just want to know how to install winows xp which got window7 and i wish to use both is it possible.


    about the dual boot you could refer to my answers in this thread

    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/26935-63-boot-installed-dual-boot#t115407
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