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Windows XP for i7 processor 32 bit preferrably


I purchased a Dell studio laptop with i7 processor, with Genuine windows 7
Since I dont have compatible mechanical s/w for windows 7, I need to install xp....
Any ideas or suggestion....

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Install XP, it will work.
First, go to the manufacturer site and download the xp drivers for the pc.
Put 'em on a thumb drive, you'll need them after XP is installed.

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If you have either the Pro, Ultimate or Enterprise version of windows 7 you could also use 'Windows XP Mode'.

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-CA/w...indows-xp-mode

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IMHO, its much better to stay put with Win 7 & use virtual machines for running older programs as suggested by markmadras.

Its not much fun to have the latest & greatest [and costliest too] hardware only to run an old OS [in computer terms].

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I'm in complete agreement with rsinfo and markmadras re: the Windows XP Virtual. I use it myself for some sticky 32 bit driver problems and (admittedly OLD) scanner. Works like a dream and as a bonus, you get a free licensed "Windows XP". I use mine for onsite troubleshooting as well.

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Thank you folks... But I'm given wid oly Home Premium.... Hmmm...Let me try the virtual OS...
Thank you all once again...

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Try VirtualBox.

Its free & works with any WinXp/Vista/7 flavour.

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xp is not at all installing... It says some memory error before even it asks drive... I had to restart to take the cd out... The screen is pure blue wid white letters saying some memory error...

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Originally Posted by ravi5577 View Post
xp is not at all installing... It says some memory error before even it asks drive... I had to restart to take the cd out... The screen is pure blue wid white letters saying some memory error...
If you want help, you'd have to reproduce some memory error verbatim (word for word) here...

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