Microsoft is trying to give the best to his Clients by giving out Windows 98, Xp, Vista and Windows 7. This guide will help you to have Dual boot on your Pc which means that you will have both Windows Xp and Windows Vista or Windows 7 on the same PC.
Why is there need of installing Windows Xp on your Modern Gadget? There are some compatibility problems on windows Vista or on Windows 7. And even some old games and applications need Windows Xp. So you can have Dual boot on your PC so that you can easily switch between the two Operating Systems. This is a guide for a newbie as well.
Note: You will need to install Windows Xp first and then Windows 7. If you install Windows 7 first and than Windows Xp that will not work
Before we continue you must meet the following requirements:
- Window XP CD
- Windows 7 DVD
- Product key available
- Computer hardware is set up
- Windows XP driver available
- You need a back up copy of your files and settings, if you are reinstalling Windows XP on an existing computer.
- Installing Windows XP can take up to 2 hours. The whole procedure is as following.
- Approximately 10GB UN partitioned Hard disk space available to install windows XP (20 GB recommended) and 20 GB for Windows 7 or Vista
How to Do?
Insert the Windows XP CD into your computer and restart your computer.
If prompted to start from the CD press SPACEBAR. If you miss the prompt, restart the computer.
Windows XP setup begins. During this portion of setup, your mouse will not work, so you will have to use your keyboard on the Welcome to Setup page, press ENTER.
On the Windows XP Licensing Agreement page, read licensing agreement. Press the page down key to read the full agreement. Then press F8.
This page enables you to select the hard disk drive on which Windows XP will be installed
Press ENTER to select UN partitioned space, which appears by default or you have previously
Press ENTER again to select Format the partition using the NTFS file system, which appears by default.
Windows XP erases hard disk drive using a process called formatting and then copies of setup files. You can leave your computer and run to 20 to 30 minutes.
Windows XP restarts and then continues with installation process. From this point forward, you can use your mouse. Eventually the Regional and Language Options page appears. Click Next to accept the default settings.
On the Personalize Your Software page type you name and you organization name. Then, click next.
On the Your Product Key page, type your product key as it appears on you Windows XP CD case. The product key is unique for every Window XP installation. Then, click next.
On the Computer Name and Administrator Password page in the computer name box, type a name that uniquely identifies your computer. Then type a strong Administrator password retypes it in the Confirm password box. Write the password down and store it in secure place. Click Next.
On the Date a Time Setting page set your computer’s clock. Then, click the Time Zone down arrow, and select your time zone. Click Next.
Windows XP will spend about a minute configuring your computer. On the Networking setting page click next.
On the Workgroup or Computer Domain page, click next.
Windows XP will spend 20 or 30 minutes configuring your computer and will automatically restart when finished. When the Display Setting dialog appears, click OK.
When the Monitor Settings dialog box appears, click OK.
The final of setup begins. On the Welcome to Microsoft Windows page click next.
On the Help protect your PC page, click Help protect my PC by turning on Automatic Updates now. Then, click next.
Select yes and After the Completion of this Process go to the User name and enter the User name.
Once the Configuration is completed restart your Computer.
After installing it, Just Insert the Windows 7 DVD and install it simply following the Microsoft Tutorial but Don’t remove the other Drive on which XP is installed.
Now after restarting your PC you will ask to start the OS windows Xp or Other OS.
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