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    How to Install windows xp in Another Partition in a computer having windows 8 Already installed and Not showing Partition?

    My brother was trying to check some features of windows 8 so he installed windows 8 in a partition of my hard disk. Actually he created 4 partition so that In case of need, I can install any other Operating system along with windows 8. I love windows xp so i tried to install windows xp in my computer now but when I inserted the xp bootable cd and continued the installation process, the computer is not showing the partition of hard disk due to which I am not able to install windows xp in other partition. What may be the reason for this error and what is the possible solution for the same?



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    Re: How to Install windows xp in Another Partition in a computer having windows 8 Already installed and Not showing Partition?

    you cannot install Xp over windows 8,if you want to install windows Xp which is still loved by many users around the globe.
    First format the drive in which you have installed windows 8 after formatting
    install Xp in different drive
    then install windows 8 in other drive (not in windows XP drive)
    in this way you can have both oSes

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    Re: How to Install windows xp in Another Partition in a computer having windows 8 Already installed and Not showing Partition?

    If you have four discs separately like in older PC's then in windows 8 it will show single disc.
    But when you boot up from the CD/DVD then you can see all the discs.
    So it will show the four different discs to install the xp.
    If you have a single disc hard disc like the modern day laptops then you have to uninstall the windows 8 and the install xp as said above.

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    Re: How to Install windows xp in Another Partition in a computer having windows 8 Already installed and Not showing Partition?

    Hello,

    Click on "Start," "Control Panel" and then "Administrative Tools."




    Choose "Computer Management" and then the "Disk Management" tab within this window.
    Select which drive you would like to partition from the list. Right-click in the unallocated part of the drive and select "New Partition."
    Click "Next" in the New Partition Wizard that appears.
    Select the type of partition you wish to create, either Primary or Extended. This will depend on what you want to do with the partition; Primary is more flexible. You can only have four Primary partitions on one single hard drive though, so if you have this number already, select Extended instead. Click "Next."
    Select the size of the new partition, which will be in megabytes, and click "Next."
    Assign a letter to the drive or let the system automatically assign a letter. Click "Next."
    Choose if you want to format the new partition. If you do not, then select "Do not format this partition" and click "Next."If you want to format the partition, select "Format this partition" and enter a name for the volume in the "Volume" box.
    Click on the drop-down list to select a file system to use for the new partition. Click "Next."




    Double-check the settings you have entered and click on "Finish" to create the partition.
    Thanks.





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    Re: How to Install windows xp in Another Partition in a computer having windows 8 Already installed and Not showing Partition?





    Hello friend...

    it is not possible to install the windows xp over the windows 7 and windows 8...


    you install the windows XP, first you format the window 8 then install the window xp..

    you can install the Windows XP and window 8 different different driver and both working smoothly and fast with out any error...

    Thank...

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