Windows 10: Dual installation of Windows 10 Pro & Windows XP Pro

Discus and support Dual installation of Windows 10 Pro & Windows XP Pro in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; I've cleanly installed Windows 10 Pro (64-bit) in UEFI mode in my new computer. I'm planning to have XP by either dual boot (separate hard disk) or... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by Maria2015, Oct 17, 2015.

  1. Maria2015 Win User

    Dual installation of Windows 10 Pro & Windows XP Pro


    I've cleanly installed Windows 10 Pro (64-bit) in UEFI mode in my new computer.

    I'm planning to have XP by either dual boot (separate hard disk) or virtualization.

    But this question is strictly regarding with dual boot.

    If I unplug hard disk containing Windows 10, install Windows XP in separate hard disk in legacy BIOS mode (as XP doesn't suppoer UEFI), replug hard disk containing Windows 10, would I be able to have properly functioning dual boot?

    If not, can you please suggest how to make this to be happen?

    :)
     
    Maria2015, Oct 17, 2015
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  2. scopeguy Win User

    IBM Kiosk 4838-530 touch driver

    Could not download any drivers from the IBM website. I formatted the drive and installed XP Pro. I had a real tough time getting drivers for the audio, video, and Ethernet. I finally found them. Then I made a new partition and installed Windows 10 Pro.
    Both Operating systems are fully functional with all drivers now. I finally located the touch drivers, too, so I now have a dual boot XP Pro and Windows 10 Pro system with everything working.
     
    scopeguy, Oct 17, 2015
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  3. 1 HD with 2 partitions, 1 with Win 10 & 1 with Win XP. Is this possible? No rollback or system restore, just want to use 1 old program on Win XP & go back to Win 10. Thanks.

    Hi

    Have you tried to run and install the program in compatibility mode? If not, kindly do so and check if it helps.

    Instead of creating a dual-boot configuration, you can also use Hyper-V in Windows 10 Pro and install a virtual machine with Windows XP from there. The last option would be to install Windows XP using a dual-boot configuration from a different partition.

    We're looking forward to your response.
     
    Jesebel Ova, Oct 17, 2015
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  4. NavyLCDR New Member

    Dual installation of Windows 10 Pro & Windows XP Pro

    I would think your process would work. You will have to manually add the entry to boot Windows XP in the BCD on Windows 10 after you go back to booting from the WIndows 10 hard drive.
     
    NavyLCDR, Oct 17, 2015
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  5. spapakons Win User
    Because Windows own bcdedit involves command line and is difficult to use, I suggest a utility such as EasyBCD where you can add/remove entries easily from a graphics interface.
     
    spapakons, Oct 17, 2015
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  6. Maria2015 Win User
    Thanks to your replies.

    I wandered through EasyBCD website & https://neosmart.net/wiki/easybcd/uefi tells-
    "If your Windows PC is booting in EFI mode, Microsoft has blocked the loading of legacy or non-Windows operating systems from the BCD menu. This means that you can no longer use EasyBCD to add Windows 9x, XP, or Server 2003 entries to the BCD bootloader menu."

    Can I still manually add Windows XP entry in Windows 10 BCD as suggested by NavyLCDR?

    Thanks & regards,

    Maria.
     
    Maria2015, Oct 18, 2015
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  7. spapakons Win User
    You can download EasyBCD and try. You need a new boot entry that points to the boot.ini file of Windows XP.
     
    spapakons, Oct 18, 2015
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  8. NavyLCDR New Member

    Dual installation of Windows 10 Pro & Windows XP Pro

    You will probably have to turn secure boot off in your bios in order to boot to Windows XP because Windows XP did not support it. It's a security measure that allows bios to only boot an operating system with a valid signature and came out later than Windows XP did.
     
    NavyLCDR, Apr 4, 2018
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