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Installing XP AFTER Win 8?

  1. #31


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    maybe 8 and XP


    well I lied I can see the folders on the XP drive in win 8 but when I open them there are no files. They are there if I use the drive in the old HP. What can I do?

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  2. #32


    edit: yes, i just saw your reply. just get on the old hp and copy any data u want to a thumb drive and your problem is solved.

    can u boot to safe mode? if so, then u may be able to rectify things that way.

    i thought u were also talking about activating after changing the system because u mentioned your key no longer works.

    Quote Originally Posted by cybor462 View Post
    Heah sl2222 not sure that is my issue. My XP runs fine on the Old HP box. I was wondering if the drivers are my issue. Like I mentioned I was able to get it starting to load but after 20 seconds after the XP splash screen comes up it stops and reboots to Win 8
    WIn XP will run fine on the old HP so there is nothing wrong with the install. I just was not sure if I would have to reinstall it for some reason. If not I am good. DO you have any suggestions?
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  3. #33


    Quote Originally Posted by cybor462 View Post
    well I lied I can see the folders on the XP drive in win 8 but when I open them there are no files. They are there if I use the drive in the old HP. What can I do?
    Copy them to a thumb drive on your old box. They are cheap.
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  4. #34


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


    Quote Originally Posted by cybor462 View Post
    Heah sl2222 not sure that is my issue. My XP runs fine on the Old HP box. I was wondering if the drivers are my issue. Like I mentioned I was able to get it starting to load but after 20 seconds after the XP splash screen comes up it stops and reboots to Win 8
    WIn XP will run fine on the old HP so there is nothing wrong with the install. I just was not sure if I would have to reinstall it for some reason. If not I am good. DO you have any suggestions?
    The HP OEM manufacturer Win XP licence is NOT TRANSFERABLE.
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  5. #35


    Posts : 64
    maybe 8 and XP


    theog do you think that is my issue? I am trying not to lose the thousands of dollars of software I have on my XP drive. If I have to reinstall all my software is toast. Most will not run under WIn 8 this is the reason I am trying to add the drive intact. Some of it is not supported anymore so if I have an issue its gone. My Office Pro 2007 alone will cost me big bucks if I lose this drive let alone all my audio studios and vegas video. Mostly all of it will not run in Win 8 so I am trying to save this mess.
    I never thought about the license issue. Can anyone verify that this will not work because of a license issue. I thought MS stop all software support for XP (not updates) but key support. I tried to buy a key last year and they said no longer supported.
    What a mess. I am one of those people that buys software and I guess I will be one of those who will lose a ton of money now too.
    Does anyone know if the license thing is why it will not run in the new desktop? Makes me more willing to find bootleg stuff. At least that way I would not lose like I am now.
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  6. #36


    i'm not theog but licensing will NOT prevent u from booting and the same key for office etc will still work.
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  7. #37


    Posts : 64
    maybe 8 and XP


    sl2222 you said you were able to get your XP running in 8? Did you reinstall on drive under 8? I did get to boot from usb and that did not work either. Should I use easybcd? So far I have just tried to boot from my XP drive.
    I am lost.
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  8. #38


    Quote Originally Posted by cybor462 View Post
    sl2222 you said you were able to get your XP running in 8? Did you reinstall on drive under 8? I did get to boot from usb and that did not work either. Should I use easybcd? So far I have just tried to boot from my XP drive.
    I am lost.
    Does your XP drive boot on your new box with no other drives connected? Try that.
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  9. #39


    Posts : 2,627
    win8.1.1 enterprise


    Quote Originally Posted by cybor462 View Post
    Does anyone know if the license thing is why it will not run in the new desktop? Makes me more willing to find bootleg stuff. At least that way I would not lose like I am now.
    its most likely a driver issue ,the new computer stops load because of the old xp motherboard and device drivers .

    for keys for you software i would hook xp drive back into old computer and run Belaric adviser and get all the keys for your old software ,then all you would need is the software disks or Downloads od the .exe to reload winxp after you reinstall it to the new computer ,but you will need a new winxp key also ans already said the oem will not /should not work

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  10. #40


    no, my xp was installed on a separate drive.
    right now if I disconnect the win 8 drive xp boots fine.
    OR..I can leave all drives connected and boot the xp drive thru the bios. (which is what i'm doing now)
    easybcd will not get the xp menu item into the win 8 boot mgr. tried all different ways.

    Have u tried having the xp drive installed as the ONLY drive and then see what happens?

    Quote Originally Posted by cybor462 View Post
    sl2222 you said you were able to get your XP running in 8? Did you reinstall on drive under 8? I did get to boot from usb and that did not work either. Should I use easybcd? So far I have just tried to boot from my XP drive.
    I am lost.
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