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You have to install the software driver/s (thru your CD/DVD drive / internet download): of your computer motherboard to enable its system devices like audio, USB etc.... driver for VGA card, Printer driver & other software that you want to use in your computer. best regards
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Boot up with the Windows XP installation CD Follow the screen instructions - Delete the existing Partition. Create a new Partition (1st) but do not make it the maximum partition size - enter 1/4 of the maximum size. Create another Partition (2nd) make this the same size as the 1st Create another Partition.(3rd) make this the same size as the 1st Create another Partition (4th) make this the remaining max. size. Format the Ist Partition Full NTSF (not quick format) You can now proceed to install Windows on the 1st Partition. After Windows XP has been installed and the computer's device drivers, go to Control Panel - Administrative Tools - Disk Management then allocate a drive letter to each of the Partitions then NTFS Format each of the Partitions. Now each of the Partitions should indicated as Healthy. Create
First you have to create partition.You need at least two partition. One in which you intall Xp and other for win 7. WARNIG BACK UP YOUR DATA BEFORE THIS.*(You can create partion by any hard drive manager you can make a hard drive partition in control panel>administrative tool>create & manage hard drive partition) Now install xp first in one partition. If you have pre installed then avoid this step. Now install Win 7 in another partition. After you restart the machine will ask to chose your os. & just select the required OS.
If any problem appears then just put win XP disk & repair it.
You cant install win Xp after windows 7. You have to format win 7 before installing Xp. Commiting any of trick or Tweak you need to backup your data in another HD partition WARNIG BACK UP YOUR DATA
How to partition and format the hard disk using the
Windows XP Setup program
You can use the Windows XP Setup program to
partition and format the hard disk. To do this, use the following steps:
Step 1: Partition the hard disk
Insert the Windows XP CD into your CD
or DVD drive, or insert the first Windows XP Setup disk into the floppy
disk drive, and then restart the computer to start the Windows XP Setup
Note If you are using the Windows XP Setup
disks, insert each additional disk when you are prompted, and then press
ENTER to continue after you insert each disk.
are prompted, select any options that are required to start the computer
from the CD or DVD drive.
If your hard disk
controller requires a third-party original equipment manufacturer (OEM)
driver, press F6 to specify the driver.
For more information about how to use F6 to supply a third-party OEM
device driver while the Windows Setup program is running, click the
following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge
Limited OEM driver support is available with F6 during Windows XP
At the Welcome to Setup
page, press ENTER.
Note If you are using the Setup disks (six bootable
disks), the setup prompts you to insert the Windows XP CD.
Press F8 to accept the Windows XP Licensing
If an existing Windows XP installation is
detected, you are prompted to repair it.
To bypass the repair, press ESC.
All existing partitions and non-partitioned spaces
are listed for each physical hard disk.
Use the ARROW keys to select an existing partition, or create a new
partition by selecting the non-partitioned space where you want to
create a new partition. You can also press C to create a new partition
using non-partitioned space.
Note If you want to create a partition where one or more
partitions already exist, you must first delete the existing partition
or partitions, and then create the new partition.
You can press D to delete an existing partition, and then press L (or
press ENTER, and then press L if it is the System partition) to confirm
that you want to delete the partition.
Repeat this step for each existing partition that you want to include in
the new partition. When all the partitions are deleted, select the
remaining non-partitioned space, and then press C to create the new
To create the partition with the maximum size, press
To specify the partition size, type the size in megabytes (MB) for the
new partition, and then press ENTER.
If you want to create additional partitions, repeat
steps g. and h.
To format the partition and install
Windows XP, go to step 2.
If you do not want to install Windows XP, press F3 two times to
exit the Windows Setup program, and then do not follow the remaining
steps in this article.
To format the partition without installing Windows XP, use a
Step 2: Format the hard disk and install
Use the ARROW keys to select the
partition where you want to install Windows XP, and then press ENTER.
Select the format option that you want to use to format the
partition. You can select from the following options:
Format the partition by using the NTFS file system
Format the partition by
using the FAT file system (Quick)
Format the partition by using the NTFS file system
Format the partition by using the FAT file system
Leave the current file system intact (no changes)
the selected partition is a new partition, the option to leave the
current file system intact is not available.
If the selected
partition is larger than 32 gigabytes (GB), the FAT file system option
is not available.
If the selected partition is larger than 2
GB, the Windows Setup program uses the FAT32 file system (you must press
ENTER to confirm).
If the partition is smaller than 2 GB, the
Windows Setup program uses the FAT16 file system.
deleted and created a new System partition, but you are installing
Windows XP on a different partition, you are prompted to select a file
system for both the System and Startup partitions.
After the Windows Setup program
formats the partition, follow the instructions that appear on the
screen to install Windows XP. After the Windows Setup program is
finished and you have restarted the computer, you can use the Disk
Management tools in Windows XP to create or format more partitions.
For additional information
about how to use the Windows XP Disk Management tools to partition
your hard disk, click the following article number to view the
article in the
Microsoft Knowledge Base:
How to use Disk Management to configure basic disks in Windows XP
If you recently installed and any new program it could be a corrupt driver. Boot to safe mode by hitting F8 and delete it. If you didn't, you will have to remove drivers individually. Failing hardrive is another culprit.
If your Vista still work, go to the control panel> administrative tools> computer management > disk management > create an additional partition (larger then my documents folde size)
Move your files to this partition then install xp.
A few tips
Make sure there xp drivers for each componenet
Use driver magician and find xp drivers (check the pc mfg site and download all xp drivers and put them on this partiton too.
Use a partition program (dos) and format the vista partition and the hidden partition that vista creates or xp won't go in properly
Using the Windows XP installation disk, procede to install windows normally. In the windows setup you will get a list of options. Choose "C" to create partition. Create a 20GB partition. When that is done create another 20GB partition unless you plan on installing another Operating System such as Windows 7 later. If you want to keep XP and install Windows 7 at a later date on the same PC, then Set up 2 - 10GB partitions for Operating Systems and 1 - 20GB partitions for games. Make sure to install the games on the 20GB drive letter only so that Windows has enough space to run.
You can install both wista and xp in the same computer, better for this to create new partition (resize ild one and free some space and create partition in its place) then install XP created partition (partition create is possible professional tools paragon partition manager, norton partition magic or other).
afrer restart only XP works, then insert VISTA install cd and "fix boot"
Here is brief discussion about this VISTA>XP or XP>VISTA.
Take care of drivers may some of them dont be created for XP if your pc is super new.
get a winxp installer CD, you can repartition your drive on the first part of the winxp installation process. Prepare your drivers for your machine especially the network and USB drivers which you will need to copy and transfer files firstly. If u meant of installing an additional OS like winxp to your extra space, you need a boot loader to switch between OSes.hope this helps
When you install XP, when you select which drive you want to install it on, you also have the option to create and delete partitions.
When you're asked which drive you want to install on, instead of selecting one you need to delete your C partition (There are keyboard shortcuts displayed at the bottom to tell you how), then use the free space to create as many other partitions as you want.
Make sure you size your partitions correctly, because otherwise you would go over the size capacity of your drive.
After your partitions are created, you can install windows on C. After the installation is complete, make sure to format the other partitions (From My Computer, right-click a drive and select Format) so you can use them.
You' want to set aside some space where to create these backups, they are generally 25% of the total drive space.
the assumption is that there is no data on the drive to save. During the install it will ask where you want to install windows, if there are existing partitions delete them all. Then create one partition and specify it to be 75% of the drive (or whatever you prefer). Leave the rest unpartitioned.
Select the partition you created to install windows on.
Once you have installed windows and all the drivers etc, format the rest of the drive in Disk management (part of Computer management in Control Panel). Finally install your favourite software to create backup restore images, and set it to save on the partition you created.
NOTE: you will still need to back up on some external media, if the drive fails all data will be lost.