I want Windows 8 and XP on the same HDD.

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  1. Legna

    Legna New Member

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    I currently have Windoes 8.1 installed. I want to add Windows XP and be able to choose between the two at boot up. How should I go about installing Windows XP?
     
  2. ussnorway

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    You don't put XP and 8.1 on the same drive mate, they just are too different to get along... you can have XP as a V-os installed on vmware player which will give you the graphocs card or on hyper-v which is much better at dishing out the ram/ cpu to do a task but doesn't allow access to the g-card.

    Another option is multiboot where XP and 8.1 are each on a different hdd... that is do'able but I've found that the 8.1 still has boot issues when I tried it (was a while back) so I still don't recommend it.
     
  3. Legna

    Legna New Member

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    You are correct. I just found out that these two don't get along. Meh...
     
  4. OTT

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    As ussnorway said...

    I run XP in VirtualBox and it's superfast on modern hardware !

    OTT
     
  5. Legna

    Legna New Member

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    Holy crap!! This is REALLY convenient! Thanks for mentioning VirtualBox!
     
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    Hey guys, how do I get that top menu to show up on XP when I load it up in VirtualBox?
     
  7. OTT

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    It's in the "Settings - General - Advanced" and then it's just a mather of setting the view right in your VM, fullscreen but not auto resize works best for me...

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  8. Legna

    Legna New Member

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    Thanks for the help!
     
    #8 Legna, Jun 28, 2015
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    You're welcome !

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  10. timothy886

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    if your hard drive is partitioned you can have more than 1 os on your hard drive. That is you can install one os on one partition and install another os on the other partition.
     

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