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dual boot

by Jim19142 / October 5, 2010 9:46 AM PDT

i am trying to perform a dualboot of xp and win7. 7 is already installed. when i boot from the disk, it starts loading the xp setup files. after that starts and before it can get to partitioning options, i get an error massage specifying an address and dislays "shutting down to prevent damage" and a few other things. Whats causing this to happen?

dell studio 1558
i3 2.13GHz 2.13GHz
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7 home premium

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Why that happened.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 5, 2010 10:34 AM PDT
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Windows XP does not have the tools or drivers to install to modern hardware. The good news is this has been discussed before so try a little research and be sure you can recover from a wipe out before you try that again.
Bob

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In addition
by MDFlax / October 5, 2010 8:33 PM PDT
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Beware that, installing an 'older' OS onto a system that already has a newer OS will inevitably make the newer one unbootable.

Installing XP will overwrite the boot manager for Windows 7. The general rule is, install the older OS first, (XP), then install the newer, (Win 7).

Mark

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Installing XP after Win 7
by Jonmor68 / October 6, 2010 7:21 AM PDT
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