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Windows XP Will not Install

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Hi there!
I seem to have run into an issue while trying to install Windows XP 64-bit to my computer as a second operating system on my Workstation in my sig(see for specs).
Now I try to install it, and it will load the files and then BSOD, so I read up online what may be the problem with it and some people, in fact a lot, were able to correct it by switching the SATA from ACHI mode to IDE mode in the BIOS and select 'Compatibility' mode for the SATA controllers.
I have tried that method and even followed the BSOD's instructions; running CHKDSK /F and removing newly installed hardware, with no solution to my problem.
I am thinking it may have to do with the BIOS format, as the newer BIOS for the X79 platform are of .CAP format, rather than the traditional .ROM format.

Anyway, that is about all I can offer into insight of the problem, hopefully you guys can help me out(or at least tell me I'm SOL, so I can stop pulling my hair out over something that is impossible lol)

Thanks in advance!
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If you are successful at installing XP, any other OS you have installed will become unbootable.

MS OSs have to be installed in the order they were released by MS.

There are workarounds.
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So if I were to uninstall windows 7 and then install Windows XP, would I be able to install windows 7 again after finishing the XP installation, or do I have to choose one or the other?
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Originally Posted by EaquitasAbsum View Post

So if I were to uninstall windows 7 and then install Windows XP, would I be able to install windows 7 again after finishing the XP installation, or do I have to choose one or the other?

Why do you need to install XP (just curious)? If you have certain versions of 7 (I believe Pro is one of them) you can run a virtual machine with XP in it. If not use VMWare. tongue.gif
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Quote:
Originally Posted by EaquitasAbsum View Post

So if I were to uninstall windows 7 and then install Windows XP, would I be able to install windows 7 again after finishing the XP installation,
Yes. Except you can't "uninstall" and OS. You have to reformat.
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Thanks! Worked perfectly!
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