20 Mar

I have never done a dual boot but am not a total virgin to hardware and software.Just really do not want to have to load the windows 7 all over again as I have it running pretty good with a ton of adobe software.Would like to make it less complicated as possible and already have external floppy, but I see you mentioned USB flash drives won t work so just curious, thanks. I currently have an xp pro machine running on a sata drive. I have since built a newer faster machine also with sata drives running windows 7 64 bit. 50 Quote: Originally Posted by wpatters1229 I see that the process says you need to have a floppy drive. I really would like to keep this xp pro machine too since it has a bunch of apps that I am afraid will not run under windows 7 and even if they did I am not sure where the downloads are that I got them from. I take out the C drive from the xp machine and put it in with the other sata drives in my new win 7 machine.OS Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit 6 I think you misunderstand me. My search of HP web site: General XP Downgrade Guide for HP Laptops - HP Support Forum THANK YOU VERY MUCH I managed to install it and now I am writing this msg from XP side. I made another bootable xp cd added the sata drivers with Nlite and first it gives error again then I started and I press F7 to disable ACPI setting and after that everthing did as normal xp installation. So Thank you very much, I really appericiated your help 16 I seem to be getting no where fast on this SATA floppy.I am trying to make dual boot with win xp and win7 is preinstalled. Maybe this is all over my head but just dosen t seem like it should be this difficult ecspecially with these exceptional tutorials.

System Manufacturer/Model Number Dell Studio Laptop OS windows7 CPU I3 Graphics Card Radeon 4500 series 18 Hi larrym29 Download from Dell. After F6 I was actually shown 4 different contollers I started at the top and worked my way through all 4. During my search for Studio15 XP drivers I did run across a thread in Dell forum, where a person was trying to setup a WIn7/XP dual boot on a Studio 1558.

19 Quote: Originally Posted by larrym29 Do not use the BIOS update for 1555 in a 1558.

21 Yes after posting this it took about 30 seconds of research to figure out that was a bad idea.

Thanks for help Have look at Support Drivers here: HP United States - Computers, Laptops, Servers, Printers and more My System Specs 5 I think you misunderstand me.

I am trying to make dual boot with win xp and win7 is preinstalled. I am running into a problem trying to add Windows XP. But when I try to install Win XP after the intial setup by windows I get a Blue-Screen with the following message: Stop: 0X0000007E 0X0000005, 0XF78D1EA0, 0XF78D1B9C acpi.sys-Address F73B9D66 base at F73AE000, Date Stamp 480252b1 I never get to the actual windows setup. So do I have to choose sata driver for xp or win 7. Sorry but I am a new bee, May be its very stupid questions but thanks a lot.