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Dual-booting Windows 8 and XP


FS2004ACoF

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#1
Hello, I'm new to the forum and blah blah blah who cares. I'm not a computer expert here, so I thought about coming here seeking for help. Anyways, into the topic, I wanted to ask a couple of things about installing Windows XP Home SP2 Upgrade (not full) on a partition (I'll get a cheap old Windows copy for the upgrade to work), with a pre-installed Windows 8 in the other partition.

1) Has anybody tried it? Does it work well? So far I have found no guides on how to do it, but many on how to install XP on Windows 7. Is it the same procedure?

2) I have heard that installing an XP Upgrade will wipe/reformat an entire HD, both partitions as if they were not partitioned/united. Is that true?
 

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#2

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    Motherboard
    ASUS M5A97 R2.0 -- AMD 970
    Memory
    8GB (two 4GB cards) DDR3-1600
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD Radeon HD 7850 2GB, single
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    3D Premium Surround Sound Onboard
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    AZZA Armour Gaming Case - Red
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#4
Yes it does. I hope you know how that works xd
 

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OK. I've seen videos of it in use so, yes. Maybe.
 

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    ASUS M5A97 R2.0 -- AMD 970
    Memory
    8GB (two 4GB cards) DDR3-1600
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    AMD Radeon HD 7850 2GB, single
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    3D Premium Surround Sound Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    MA982K
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    1280x960
    Hard Drives
    1TB (32M cache, 7200RPM, 6.0GB per second, single drive)
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    500 watt - standard
    Case
    AZZA Armour Gaming Case - Red
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#7
Really? I guess that's why nobody has done guides on how to get XP on 8. Thanks.
 

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    AMD FX-8120 (8 cores, 3.1GHz each, and 8MB L2 cache)
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    ASUS M5A97 R2.0 -- AMD 970
    Memory
    8GB (two 4GB cards) DDR3-1600
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    AMD Radeon HD 7850 2GB, single
    Sound Card
    3D Premium Surround Sound Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    MA982K
    Screen Resolution
    1280x960
    Hard Drives
    1TB (32M cache, 7200RPM, 6.0GB per second, single drive)
    PSU
    500 watt - standard
    Case
    AZZA Armour Gaming Case - Red
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    Certified CPU fan and heatsink
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Welcome to EighForums.

information   Information

We always assume you have made your Recovery Disks using the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Media Creator app the first day you had your new PC.
& made the Startup Repair CD.
http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/5132-recovery-drive-create-usb-flash-drive-windows-8-a.html
http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/2855-system-repair-disc-create-windows-8-a.html



Did you make the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks?



You can order OEM Recovery disks from your OEM manufacturer's website.
 

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Thank you. Yes I did.
 

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    ASUS M5A97 R2.0 -- AMD 970
    Memory
    8GB (two 4GB cards) DDR3-1600
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    AMD Radeon HD 7850 2GB, single
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    3D Premium Surround Sound Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    MA982K
    Screen Resolution
    1280x960
    Hard Drives
    1TB (32M cache, 7200RPM, 6.0GB per second, single drive)
    PSU
    500 watt - standard
    Case
    AZZA Armour Gaming Case - Red
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    Certified CPU fan and heatsink
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    iBuyPower Standard Gaming Keyboard
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#10
Oh, I am sorry I didn't knew that! Thanks for correcting my mistake
 

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    Asus P8Z77V-LX
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    2x2GB Kingston XMP, 2x2GB Corsair XMS
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    Gigabyte Nvidia GTX 670
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    Intergrated Realtek HD
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Well, I just checked if I really had a GPT HD, and it seems that I don't.

My HDD.png
 

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    AMD FX-8120 (8 cores, 3.1GHz each, and 8MB L2 cache)
    Motherboard
    ASUS M5A97 R2.0 -- AMD 970
    Memory
    8GB (two 4GB cards) DDR3-1600
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD Radeon HD 7850 2GB, single
    Sound Card
    3D Premium Surround Sound Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    MA982K
    Screen Resolution
    1280x960
    Hard Drives
    1TB (32M cache, 7200RPM, 6.0GB per second, single drive)
    PSU
    500 watt - standard
    Case
    AZZA Armour Gaming Case - Red
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    Certified CPU fan and heatsink
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#12
with a pre-installed Windows 8 in the other partition.
Your screenshot in showing a non-pre-installed Windows 8 PC.
 

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Whoops, I think I'm kind of wording things a bit badly. My bad. The gaming computer I got weeks ago had just Windows 8, and Windows 8 was in a state of which I had to create an user for it, register it, apply regional and keyboard settings, etc; before normal use. Not sure if that is what people call "pre-installed", right? I then made a partition for XP days ago, but then I removed it hours ago. That screenshot is showing an unpartitioned HDD (1TB), taken a few minutes ago.
 

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    AMD FX-8120 (8 cores, 3.1GHz each, and 8MB L2 cache)
    Motherboard
    ASUS M5A97 R2.0 -- AMD 970
    Memory
    8GB (two 4GB cards) DDR3-1600
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD Radeon HD 7850 2GB, single
    Sound Card
    3D Premium Surround Sound Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    MA982K
    Screen Resolution
    1280x960
    Hard Drives
    1TB (32M cache, 7200RPM, 6.0GB per second, single drive)
    PSU
    500 watt - standard
    Case
    AZZA Armour Gaming Case - Red
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    Certified CPU fan and heatsink
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Can you post a screen shot of Disk management?
 

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Sure:
 

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    AMD FX-8120 (8 cores, 3.1GHz each, and 8MB L2 cache)
    Motherboard
    ASUS M5A97 R2.0 -- AMD 970
    Memory
    8GB (two 4GB cards) DDR3-1600
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    AMD Radeon HD 7850 2GB, single
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    3D Premium Surround Sound Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    MA982K
    Screen Resolution
    1280x960
    Hard Drives
    1TB (32M cache, 7200RPM, 6.0GB per second, single drive)
    PSU
    500 watt - standard
    Case
    AZZA Armour Gaming Case - Red
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    Certified CPU fan and heatsink
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Do you have Windows 8 x32 install or x64?

Do you have another HD Drive?
 

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64-bit.
 

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    CPU
    AMD FX-8120 (8 cores, 3.1GHz each, and 8MB L2 cache)
    Motherboard
    ASUS M5A97 R2.0 -- AMD 970
    Memory
    8GB (two 4GB cards) DDR3-1600
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD Radeon HD 7850 2GB, single
    Sound Card
    3D Premium Surround Sound Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    MA982K
    Screen Resolution
    1280x960
    Hard Drives
    1TB (32M cache, 7200RPM, 6.0GB per second, single drive)
    PSU
    500 watt - standard
    Case
    AZZA Armour Gaming Case - Red
    Cooling
    Certified CPU fan and heatsink
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Mmm... I see. No, the PC only has one HDD. Thanks.
 

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    AMD FX-8120 (8 cores, 3.1GHz each, and 8MB L2 cache)
    Motherboard
    ASUS M5A97 R2.0 -- AMD 970
    Memory
    8GB (two 4GB cards) DDR3-1600
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD Radeon HD 7850 2GB, single
    Sound Card
    3D Premium Surround Sound Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    MA982K
    Screen Resolution
    1280x960
    Hard Drives
    1TB (32M cache, 7200RPM, 6.0GB per second, single drive)
    PSU
    500 watt - standard
    Case
    AZZA Armour Gaming Case - Red
    Cooling
    Certified CPU fan and heatsink
    Keyboard
    iBuyPower Standard Gaming Keyboard
    Mouse
    iBuyPower Standard Gaming Mouse - Blood Red

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It would be better to have two HD Drives.
or use a VM.
 

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