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Dual Boot W7 and XP on one computer?

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  1. midser

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    Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
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    I have a new computer which has Windows 7 on it and am getting used to it but much preferred XP for photos. I had purchased a new XP a year or so ago and had never used it. I know that there will be no safeguards on it now and so will use my Windows 7 for everything (almost!). I am wondering if I could download XP on my computer as well as Windows 7 and use it (XP) only for my photos ? Is this possible? Thanks for your help.
    Diana[​IMG] Hopeful!
     
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    i have changed the title to dual boot XP and W7

    as the title you had can be miss-interpreted as an internet browser - like IE and Chrome

    what is it you prefer about XP and photos ?
     
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    if you purchased a new xp and already have win7 why do you want to download them? You can install xp as long as the computer is compatible. to find out, you will need to go to the computers manufacturers website, search for your specific computer model and see if there are xp drivers - if not, then most likely you cannot run it.
     
  4. midser

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    When I download photos from my camera, with XP, it immediately comes up with the Wizard which sorts them where I want them automatically. As well, with Wizard when I email, it comes up with the choice to make them smaller for emailing, etc. and does a few all at once with a simple click. Windows 7 will not email the photos unless I register with Windows Live Mail and I don't want this as it looks too public. As well, in desperation, I was to, but they want all kinds of information so I backed out. As I said, I have a brand new XP and wondered if I could have it on my computer as well as Windows 7. Is this possible?
    Thanks. Diana
     
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    Thanks, I will find out if my computer has XP drivers.
     
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    What is the model name and model number of that Samsung desktop?

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    If I recall correctly, dual boot mode requires Windows XP being installed first before installing Windows 7.

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    so should windows 7 - BUT whats the make of the camera and you may be using the camera software that does that- I know zoombrowser for Canons do that
    What email system did you use on XP - Windows 7 does allow resizing and multiple selections - But it does need an email program on the PC - But then so did windows XP

    Usually manufacturers of new PCs do NOT have all the drivers for the hardware on the PC

    Make sure you make a set of recovery DVDs for windows 7 from the PC before you do anything - otherwise it could get costly to put windows 7 back on the PC
    Samsung often supply the DVD - so see if you have a recovery windows 7 disk
     
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    That's the easier way if starting from scratch, but not required. You can install XP second and then use the Windows 7 installation DVD to repair the boot or else use EasyBCD in XP to create the dual boot menu.
     
  9. midser

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    Thanks Folks. I've been ill and still not healthy but I will be trying these methods and download the driver for XP. I don't have the disk for Windows 7, it was on the computer when I bought it, so a thought. Thanks again.
    Midser
     
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