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Okay so im installing w7 on my second partition on my SSD. That IDE worked for XP so now its on my SSDs partition 1. But i tried booting into xp but it said something about compatibility and such. So im putting 7 like I said above. How do you dual boot with two OS on the same hard drive with those ide and ahci differences? I can change it in bios to xp and W7 files for much easier loading but then would I get that error??
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Okay so im installing w7 on my second partition on my SSD. That IDE worked for XP so now its on my SSDs partition 1. But i tried booting into xp but it said something about compatibility and such. So im putting 7 like I said above. How do you dual boot with two OS on the same hard drive with those ide and ahci differences? I can change it in bios to xp and W7 files for much easier loading but then would I get that error??

 

I don't know what the message says about compatibility, so I don't know what error this is or what it's pertaining to.  Can you recreate it and try to post exactly what it says?

 

However, this may be what you will have to do:

 

When you are sitting in Windows 7 (meaning, AHCI mode is enabled) and you have a desire to boot into Windows XP, you would first have to switch to IDE mode in the UEFI BIOS.  When you save and exit out of the BIOS, you'd boot directly into Windows XP because Windows 7 would give a BSOD during startup due to IDE mode being enabled.  Although again, this can be avoided by making that change in the Windows 7 Registry that I mentioned before even though it would result in slightly lower drive performance due to IDE mode being used.

 

So when you're in Windows XP (with IDE mode enabled) and you want to go back to Windows 7, you'd switch back to AHCI mode in the UEFI BIOS first.

 

I actually had Windows XP on a separate drive for a long time when I was new to Windows 7, so this is what I had to do whenever I wanted to go back to XP for whatever reason.

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I don't know what the message says about compatibility, so I don't know what error this is or what it's pertaining to.  Can you recreate it and try to post exactly what it says?

However, this may be what you will have to do:

When you are sitting in Windows 7 (meaning, AHCI mode is enabled) and you have a desire to boot into Windows XP, you would first have to switch to IDE mode in the UEFI BIOS.  When you save and exit out of the BIOS, you'd boot directly into Windows XP because Windows 7 would give a BSOD during startup due to IDE mode being enabled.  Although again, this can be avoided by making that change in the Windows 7 Registry that I mentioned before even though it would result in slightly lower drive performance due to IDE mode being used.

So when you're in Windows XP (with IDE mode enabled) and you want to go back to Windows 7, you'd switch back to AHCI mode in the UEFI BIOS first.

I actually had Windows XP on a separate drive for a long time when I was new to Windows 7, so this is what I had to do whenever I wanted to go back to XP for whatever reason.

Yeah that makes sense so if I got rid of my w7 partition and just left XP on my ssd and used my msata for W7 then I can switch right? Because that's not what's happening but I just booted into W7 from the ssd with xp and w7 on it. Gonna try that ide for xp stuff and hope it goes into xp instead.
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I think you also have to switch the primary boot device if they're both on the same drive.  I've never tried this myself, so I can only guess that the motherboard sees it as two separate drives.  If not, then I don't know how it would be done other than a dual boot menu.

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I think you also have to switch the primary boot device if they're both on the same drive.  I've never tried this myself, so I can only guess that the motherboard sees it as two separate drives.  If not, then I don't know how it would be done other than a dual boot menu.

Okay I got rid of the dual boot I got the ocz ssd with w7 now then my mobos msata ssd has the xp on it.... maaaaaybe now ill be able to get it working right.
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