Anyone have steps for installing xp x86 on a machine that has xpx64 installed?

Discussion in 'Windows 64bit' started by bjr, May 19, 2006.

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    bjr Guest

    Subject says it all
    bjr, May 19, 2006
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    Rick Guest

    Do you want to add x86 and dual boot, or do you want to replace x64?

    Your subject does not say it all. A subject is supposed to be short and
    to the point. You should then clarify what you want in the body.

    So, you did not accomplish much by the way you went about it. You now
    have to be a bit more specific as to what you want to do.

    As far as I know we don't have any mind readings in this news group!
    Rick, May 19, 2006
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    John Barnes Guest

    And it makes a difference whether it is one drive, two drives, do you have
    your second partition or free space, etc. Charlie has a blog on the subject
    which Andre will be able to post when he arrives.
    John Barnes, May 19, 2006
  4. Andre Da Costa [Extended64], May 19, 2006
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    John Barnes Guest

    John Barnes, May 19, 2006
  6. Yeah, he makes it easy. I hardly ever get a chance...
    Charlie Russel - MVP, May 19, 2006
  7. doesn't quite say it all. Do you want to replace x64? Or run in dual boot?

    For dual boot, see:

    For more on dual and multiple boot scenarios with x64 Edition (or any
    others, actually), you might find the detailed blog I did on this of
    interest and use.

    Charlie Russel - MVP, May 19, 2006
  8. Andre Da Costa, May 19, 2006
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    John Barnes Guest

    You write 'em, and Andre links 'em and everybody wins. :)
    John Barnes, May 19, 2006
  10. I wish OE had a way to shorten that link when used as a signature. But there
    it is.
    Charlie Russel - MVP, May 19, 2006
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    bjr Guest

    This should be enough detail for you:

    I have 2 SATA drives (non raid). Drive 0 has XP X64 on a primary and
    Vista x64 in a logical partition in an extended partition. Drive 1 had
    XP x86 on it's primary partition and different XP X64 in a logical
    partition in an extended partition. The XP x86 (complete partition
    backup up done via Acronis 9.1) was upgraded to Vista x86. I will
    replace it with the complete backup when the next Vista build is
    available an do another Vista X86 upgrade.

    I don't anticipate any problems reverting back to before the 2 Vista
    installs, but I wanted to have a plan B in case I had a problem.

    I knew Charlie had an a blog entry on the process, just wanted to locate
    it for reference if I needed it.
    bjr, May 19, 2006

  12. Simply boot from the WinXP installation CD. You'll be offered the
    opportunity to delete, create, and format partitions as part of the
    installation process. (You may need to re-arrange the order of boot
    devices in the PC's BIOS to boot from the CD.)

    HOW TO Install Windows XP;en-us;316941


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