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Is this computer able to dual boot win 7 and xp

Running win7 tried to set up dual boot but when booting from disc "xp install disk" computer crashes to blue warning screen. not sure this computer can run with xp. my computer is 64 bit running pre-installed win7. made space on my hd for winxp restarted,boot from disk, started install of temp files then crash to blue warning screen. thank for tour time

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Which version of xp are you trying to install 32 or 64 bit ?

Your ability to install a second operating system on your Windows 7 system hinges on one thing: partitions. If your computer has only one partition, you can't dual-boot your system without erasing all information on your computer. Two hard drives, or two partitions, enables you to dual boot. Check this information first, before proceeding.

Click "Start" and type "disk management" into the search bar. Click on "Create and format hard disk partitions" in the list of programs to open "Disk Management." Look at the list of partitions and available drives. The information here will be different on every computer. "C" is your primary hard drive and active operating system partition, and this drive contains your Windows 7 installation. You can't install Windows XP here without formatting the system. Check for secondary drives and partitions in Disk Management. Your system may have a "D" or "E" drive. Some computer manufacturers create a hidden partition with recovery software: don't remove this partition. If you have a secondary partition called "D" with more than 2GB of free space, you can install Windows XP here. b> Installing XP b> Insert the Windows XP Setup disc into your CD or DVD drive and close any windows that appear. Shut down your computer with the disc in the drive. Turn the computer on and look for a message saying "press any key to book from CD." Press any key on your keyboard when this message appears. Most computers are configured to look to the CD or DVD drive first, before booting to the operating system. If your system doesn't recognize the disc, you will have to enter your BIOS and change the boot order. Look to your manual for information on changing the boot order. Press "Enter" on the "Welcome to Setup" screen to load the Windows XP setup program. Read the license agreement and press "F8" to accept. Windows will detect that an operating system is already installed on your primary partition and present a list of other partitions to install XP. Use the arrow keys to select your secondary partition ("D") and press "Enter" to confirm that you want to install XP here. Then choose what to do with the partition: leave the file system intact or format the partition using FAT32 or NTFS. Windows XP supports both file systems, but requires NTFS on partitions larger than 32GB. You don't need to format the drive to install XP. Follow the prompts on screen to enter your personal information, serial number, and date and time. The setup program copies files to your PC and reboots -- don't press a key to boot to the CD. When you have to operating systems installed, a DOS screen appears asking you to choose an OS; press the down arrow key to highlight Windows XP and press enter to complete the setup. You will have to choose this every time to boot into XP, otherwise your computer will boot to Windows 7 by default. Hope this helps.

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Posted on Jan 06, 2013

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    collmazzoni Jan 07, 2013

    Hi Brain, thanks for such a fast return. My xp install disk is 32 Bit os.. Is it ok, that I did it this way? went into disk manage and shrunk drive cTo make a new partition. formatted ntfs and then with the xp install disk in the drive rebooted from disk. Thats when i get the blue crash

  • Brian Sullivan
    Brian Sullivan Jan 07, 2013

    You will need a 64 bit copy of xp the hard drive is formatted 64 bit

  • Brian Sullivan
    Brian Sullivan Jan 07, 2013

    what version of xp home or pro ?

  • Brian Sullivan
    Brian Sullivan Jan 07, 2013

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/322389

  • Brian Sullivan
    Brian Sullivan Jan 07, 2013

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/322389

  • collmazzoni
    collmazzoni Jan 07, 2013

    Hi again I had success in installing xp 64 bit pro. but seems the hardware that i am trying to use can only be updated on a 32 bit system. why won't 32 bit install on my 64 bit computer

  • Brian Sullivan
    Brian Sullivan Jan 08, 2013

    what are you trying to say its sounds like conflicts to me what hardware ? are you trying to use. Beginning with the release of Microsoft Windows Vista, 64-bit operating systems are slowly becoming extremely prevalent in today's market. 64-bit operating systems are poised to eventually replace 32-bit operating systems entirely. At the present however, 32-bit applications still vastly outnumber 64-bit applications. Luckily, 64-bit operating systems are capable of running 32-bit operating systems. In 64-bit operating systems, 32-bit applications are installed to a second program files folder, named "Program Files (x86)." Programs installed in the x86 folder can be initialized just like programs installed in the regular Program Files folder. Open the 32-bit programs folder. Go to Start > Computer > Local Disk (C:), then click on "Program Files (x86)." Open the desired program folder.The executable file for the program will be located inside the folder. Double-click on the file with the ".exe" file extension. As an example, for the QuickTime program you would double-click on the "QuickTimePlayer.exe" file. You have now successfully run a 32-bit application in your 64-bit operating system.

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