Want to install windows xp

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  1. skeptic

    skeptic Senior Member

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    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
     
  2. patcooke

    patcooke Microsoft MVP
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    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
     
  3. skeptic

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    how come?
    windows xp is at least 300-400 mb
    how can it be only 20mb?
     
  4. Joe S

    Joe S Excellent Member

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    He just made a typo 20 Gig or 30 should do
    Joe
     
  5. patcooke

    patcooke Microsoft MVP
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    Yep - sorry about that :(
     

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