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    Unable to find any way to install both windows xp and windows 7 on same computer

    Dear sir. I want to install both windows xp and windows 7 on my Acer Aspire 5552G computer. I am new and haven't done this already so a bit worried. Is this possible? If yes then how?Kindly provide some guidance.



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    Re: Unable to find any way to install both windows xp and windows 7 on same computer

    Yes,it is possible to install both windows xp and windows 7 on the same PC but for both the operating systems to exist on the same PC,you will need to partition your hard drive into two partitions so that each operating system can be installed on different partitions. Secondaly, In order to install windows 7 along with windows XP,you will need to install windows XP first and then install windows 7 on another partition.Take a complete backup of your data on another media like hard drive,DVD or USB drive.Then boot from the windows XP CD and divide the drives into two or more partitions as per your wish. Format the partitions and proceed with the windows XP installation on drive C:\.Once done, you should boot from the windows 7 DVD and install windows on drive D:\. After both the installations are complete,your system will show a menu during the booting stage that will ask you which operating system you would like to boot into. Once you have installed the two operating systems, you should be very careful while installing applications and deleting files. If you install applications or delete important files from the other partition,you could end up with an operating system crash.
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    Re: Unable to find any way to install both windows xp and windows 7 on same computer

    Hi dear friend........... To install both windows xp and windows 7 follow the below procedure.........that is first install windows XP and after install windows 7......

    First insert the XP CD in to the ROM .....and restart the PC

    now press DELETE key at the start up......and choose BOOT menu by using the Navigation keys

    after that select boot option1 as CD/DVD ....and press F10 key

    then your PC restarts automatically........then press ENTER key.....to boot from the CD

    after that ...at the partitions step ..... Choose one drive ...and press ENTER key to install .... the XP

    then follow the onscreen instructions....and complete process of XP installation

    After the installation of WINDOWS XP .......then insert the windows 7 DVD in to the ROM ...and restart the PC

    then press DELETE key ,...and go to BOOT menu and select BOOT OPTION 2 as CD/DVD

    then press F10 key ......to save the settings....and follow the above procedure

    BUT AT THE PARTITIONS....STEP... CHOOSE ANOTHER DRIVE FOR THE INSTALLATION OF WINDOWS 7( except xp installation drive )

    then again follow the onscreen instructions........and install the windows 7 OS

    ALL THE BEST!!!!!!!!

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    Re: Unable to find any way to install both windows xp and windows 7 on same computer

    Hello,
    Heres the step on how you can install XP on pre installed window 7.
    first
    on the setup of your bios.
    choose the ATA instead of AHCI on the SATA configuration.
    then now apply the changes then insert your cd on the cd rom. make sure you have chosen the cd as your first boot device.

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