Want to install windows xp

skeptic

Senior Member
#1
hi
i have windows 7 ultimate x86 installed
but i have problem
my motherboard is old and i can't find driver for windows 7 for my ethernet controller (network adapter)
the model of the motherboard is intel D845GEBV2
and in intel's site they said that there isn't and never will be driver for this motherboard for windows 7
http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?agr=Y&DwnldID=18246&ProdId=889&lang=eng
so i wanted to install additionally windows xp to the windows 7
and everytime i will restart i can choose between OS win 7 and XP
without formatting\reinstalling etc..
how can i do it?
thanks
 


patcooke

Microsoft MVP
Staff member
Premium Supporter
Microsoft MVP
#2
No problem - you need to have a second drive or create a new partition on your existing one, about 20MB should do unless you plan on installing some very large apps as well. Then boot from your xp install dvd and install it to your new partition. This overwrites the information for your boot manager so when you boot it will only see xp. To organise your boot manager to give you a startup option of win 7 or xp get a free copy of easybcd from here:

Download EasyBCD 2.0.2 - NeoSmart Technologies
 


skeptic

Senior Member
#3
about 20MB should do unless you plan on installing some very large apps as well.
how come?
windows xp is at least 300-400 mb
how can it be only 20mb?
 


Joe S

Excellent Member
#4
He just made a typo 20 Gig or 30 should do
Joe
 


patcooke

Microsoft MVP
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#5
Yep - sorry about that :(
 


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