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Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by abermapman, Feb 9, 2017.

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  1. abermapman

    abermapman Thread Starter

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    I have a Windows 7 operating system, to which I have added Linux (Ubuntu). I wish to add Windows XP to run a number of programs I have that won't work on 7. Which is the easiest way of doing it, please?
     
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  3. Macboatmaster

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    The best way is to install 7 after XP as the other way round means that you will likely have problems with the bootloader
    However with Ubuntu and if you are using grub as the boot, you should not encounter too many problems

    Have you tried running the XP programs in compatibility mode or indeed have you considered XP in a virtual machine as if it is only to be used for the purpose stated that may be a better way to go
     
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  4. TonyB25

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    Try VirtualBox. Then you don't have to change boot files or worry about drivers.
     
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    I agree
     
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    abermapman

    Do you still require assistance please
     
  8. abermapman

    abermapman Thread Starter

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    HI Macboatmaster, I assume from your flag that you are welsh, I too live in Wales, Monmouthshire actually. I have decided to get a computer running Win XP and run them in Parallel. So I'm looking to get a switch that will do the job.
     
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    No an English invader - lived on Anglesey for 15 years
    been visiting it for 30 or so before I bought a house here.

    Mark your topic solved please by clicking mark solved button on your post
     
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