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

    Apr 14, 2008
    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


    Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2005
    New England
    It can be done but may be tricky. For example:

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

  3. Grannyville7989 macrumors 6502a


    Aug 2, 2010
    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

    Apr 14, 2008
    In the Virtual PC xp will still run in 32bit?

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