Install both XP and Windows 7 on same machine

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by boch82, Sep 24, 2010.

  1. boch82 macrumors 6502

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    Has anyone tried installing both XP and Windows 7 on the same machine using boot camp?

    I know each will need its own partition but unsure if there will be driver conflicts or other issues.

    I have some software that I need that will not run properly on Windows7 but need Windows 7 for a couple other programs.
     
  2. balamw Moderator

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    It can be done but may be tricky. For example: http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1011262

    You do know that Windows 7 Pro and above provide "XP Mode" which runs an XP Virtual Machine for compatibility...

    B
     
  3. Grannyville7989 macrumors 6502a

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    Or you could install Windows 7 Home Premium and install Microsoft Virtual PC 2007, which is free, and run Windows XP through that.
     
  4. boch82 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    In the Virtual PC xp will still run in 32bit?
     

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