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How to install windows xp in sony vaio i3 processor

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June 14, 2011 7:28:12 PM

i have sony vaio laptop............

E series.......
model no = "VPCEB44EN"

CORE i3 Processor........

already installed "windows 7 home basic 64 bit"..

i want to install "windows xp sp2" in this laptop configuration CORE i3 processor " plz kindly reply me.......
a b D Laptop
June 14, 2011 10:37:02 PM

good luck. Normally you install XP first and then 7 so that the controller and partition are setup correctly for XP. Working backwards you may just end up reformatting.

If you were wanting to run a virtual pc then you will need an aftermarket program as I dont think the HOME version comes with it.
June 15, 2011 5:56:14 AM

You would have to shrink the volume using something like Gparted, although it is not recommended because you still may lose everything because of how the boot tables are configured in Windows 7. Why would you want Windows XP on a Windows 7 computer anyway? Kind of a waste if you ask me, mostly all Windows XP applications run under Windows 7 x64, and the few that don't i run a VM.
February 7, 2012 1:16:42 PM

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