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Dual boot Windows 8 with Win Xp?

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    Dual boot Windows 8 with Win Xp?


    How about to dualboot Win8 with Win Xp? Is it possible? I had sony vaio and it can't be installed on there...
    My notebook has OEM Win8 Single Languange... When I was insert CD of Win Xp and it's saying "Installing Windows XP" my screen turns into BSOD and it's say I have an error because there are have virus or something..and command me to type CHKDSK /F in command prompt.

    I need that dualbooting for work.. Help me solve this.

    Thanks. Sorry if my question out of topic...

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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    Welcome to EightForums.

    Win XP is to old for hardware, best to do a VM.

    Take a look at those tutorial on VM.
    VirtualBox - Install Windows 8
    VMware Player - Install Windows 8
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    I don't think you can do that. I used a tablet PC for a while and was running XP on it, as well as Win7.

    When the Win8 previews came out, I installed them on that PC.

    When I installed Win7, it added an entry to its loader screen for XP. When I installed Win8, it did no such thing.

    I tried various ways of adding XP, but none of them worked.

    Since Win8 uses a newer loader version than Win7, it might simply be that, like the removal of XPDM support from Win8, MS removed support for XP in the new loader, as well.
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    Win7 Ult on DIY; Win8 Pro on MBP/Parallels; Win7 Ult on MBP/Boot Camp; Win7 Ult/Win8 Pro on HP


    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    Welcome to EightForums.

    Win XP is to old for hardware, best to do a VM.

    Take a look at those tutorial on VM.
    VirtualBox - Install Windows 8
    VMware Player - Install Windows 8
    WRT VMware Player, how does one know if a 64-bit x86 CPU has "LAHF/SAHF support in long mode?"
    The processor on my old lappy I am using for Win8 is shown below:
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails CPU.PNG  
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    Check your MOBO specs.
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    Win7 Ult on DIY; Win8 Pro on MBP/Parallels; Win7 Ult on MBP/Boot Camp; Win7 Ult/Win8 Pro on HP


    Thanks. I'll see what I can do. BIOS just shows a board code. Maybe I can figure something out on the HP site.
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