Windows 10: XP dual boot with W10

Discus and support XP dual boot with W10 in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Have read a shed-load of info on here about dual booting XP and W10...just need to clarify a few bits! I need to retain XP due to a hardware/software... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by skyways1142, Jan 28, 2019.

  1. XP dual boot with W10


    Have read a shed-load of info on here about dual booting XP and W10...just need to clarify a few bits!

    I need to retain XP due to a hardware/software issue where the hardware will only run with XP...

    In preparation I have partitioned my HDD to C:\ 78GB (XP) and the remainder as E:\ 388GB to be used for W10.

    Please confirm that with the PC running I can plug-in the W10-USB and be able to 'run' the installation choosing 'advanced' to be able to point it to the E-drive.

    Is that it - seems too easy! - or have I missed something?

    Running 'CPU-Z' I can see in 'Instructions': MMX,SSE,SSE2,SSE3,EM64T,VT-x...
    In one of the posts it 'required' SSE2,EM64T,VT-d, VT-x ~~~ so I appear to be missing VT-d.

    Would rather be certain W10 will be good on this PC before I spend £100!
    PC spec: Intel Q6600 quad-cord @ 2.40GHz; 4GB DDR2 RAM @332.5MHz.
    This PC is only used for mail and internet plus some photo-editing and my (XP-only) musicpadpro.
    No gaming...

    Thanks in anticipation.
    Ken *Wink

    :)
     
    skyways1142, Jan 28, 2019
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  2. tdug Win User

    Upgrading possible ? Dual boot (XP-32 / W7-64) to (XP-32 / W10-64)

    Hi everybody,

    I have a dual boot PC with Windows XP (32 bits) and Windows 7 (64 bits), both installed on a 500 Go SSD.

    I have a 500 Go HDD for My documents, other data and games. Having two drives on a PC didn't cause any problem for upgrading W7 on another PC
    but there was no other OS.

    My 2nd PC is declared to be W10 compatible.

    The active partition is the one with XP. So the one with W7 is
    not active.

    My two questions :

    • Will the upgrade process be able to upgrade W7 even if it is not the active partition ?
    • Will XP and the dual boot persist ?
    Any experience with dual boot and W10 upgrading ?
     
  3. dcf-joe Win User
    dual boot xp and ubuntu

    I had that problem a few months ago, but dual-booting is really easy. I am currently dual-booting Vista and Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron. Use this website here for a guide to dual-booting XP and Ubuntu: APC's January 2019 issue is out now! | TechRadar (I actually did not use this guide at all, but I did pretty much the same thing!)

    If you are unable to get your boot working with this guide, reply to this message, and I will write out a step-by-step guide, but it will involve you already having a partition set out for XP (as in you are not already using your entire hard drive space for XP alone.) Even though I write the guide with experience from Vista, it will work with XP
     
    dcf-joe, Jan 28, 2019
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  4. XP dual boot with W10

    windows xp installation and dual core am

    could someone please list the steps they follow to install windows with a dual core processor and windows xp service pack to. I'm reletively new to amd dual core and i feel i'm missing a step. All help will be appreciated. thanx
     
    exodusprime1337, Jan 28, 2019
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