Windows 8 and windows XP with multiple boot

I have got Windows 8 home PC recently and would like to install Windows XP on D drive, how can I have multiple/dual boot after that? I have Windows Back up dvd and don't want to disturb my windows 8 on C drive. Also, I don't like third party software to repair boot sec like EasyBCD and all, so is there a simple way to get multiple boot after installing windows XP on D drive?

Things I know,
- Windows 8 Boot gets corrupted and should be repaired, but how?
- EasyBCD works to rewrite boot but I don't want to use that?
- Can't use hyper V for window XP mode as SLAT is not supported.

I would appreciate if someone can let me know an easy way to repair boot or to install Windows XP on D drive. Commands can be helpful too. Thanks

Don't do it, a lot of manufacturers have phased out support for Windows XP and you are likely to get Windows XP working on that system.

 

If you need to run Windows XP, do it through a virtual machine program:

 

You can use alternatives such as Oracle VirtualBox or VMWare Player.

https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads

VMware Player;

http://downloads.vmware.com/d/details/player_401/dGpkYnRwd3didGRwQA==

Best,
Andre
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MVP-Windows and Devices for IT
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If Windows 8 is not able to Start due to a corrupted boot entry, after installing Windows XP as a dual boot, then the Automatic Repair of Windows 8 will run and automatically fix the dul booting boot entry allowing both operating systems to boot.  You can only avoid these minor startup problems completely if you install XP beforte Windows 8.

 

How to automatically repair Windows 8 using Automatic Repair
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/http-wwwbleepingcomputercom-tutorials-automatically-repair-windows-8-with-automatic-repair-/

 

If the Automatic Repair fails to fix things it will be handy if you create a Recovery DVD, CD, or USB, (prior to installing XP) as a way to boot your machine and fix the startup problems caused by installing XP after Windows 8.

 

Windows 8 Tip: Create Recovery Media
http://winsupersite.com/article/windows8/windows-8-tip-create-recovery-media-144098


I have installed Hyper-V on Windows 8 and run XP from a VHD installed on a Windows 7 (installed as XP Mode on 7 in a triple boot, 7, 8, and XP).  I'm not sure what SLAT is.

 

Windows XP Mode on Windows 8 Pro
http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/w8itprovirt/thread/a0a8ccd4-6f54-41bc-b679-7ae23ac1e653/

 

Does your PC have what it takes to run Windows 8's Hyper-V?
http://www.zdnet.com/blog/bott/does-your-pc-have-what-it-takes-to-run-windows-8s-hyper-v/4254

 

http://www.google.com.au/search?q=hyper+V+for+window+XP+mode+as+SLAT+is+not+supported&sourceid=ie7&rls=com.microsoft:en-AU:IE-Address&ie=&oe=&redir_esc=&ei=RnoJUYz4IcmciAel24GoBA

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Thx linney, i think the problem i will be facing next is the same and would be doing the repair work to correct boot of windows8. But let me know if any other thing can be seen after instaling windows xp. Also where can i find the commands to correct boot of windows8 after running windows 8 back up cd?

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Don't do it, a lot of manufacturers have phased out support for Windows XP and you are likely to get Windows XP working on that system.

 

If you need to run Windows XP, do it through a virtual machine program:

 

You can use alternatives such as Oracle VirtualBox or VMWare Player.

https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads

VMware Player;

http://downloads.vmware.com/d/details/player_401/dGpkYnRwd3didGRwQA==

Andre, i was thinking of doing the samthing by setting up vm and running xp but its kind of techy stuff for the home pc and my wife is not that techy to work on vms. Then i was thinking that microsft will launch windows xp mode where user dnt have to install hyper v as it will only get installed if you have slat enabled and unfortunately i dont have slat enabled so had no options left. I have some office work which can only be done with windows xp so its alright if i dont get support for xp, i will not be doing heavy stuff on that. Thxx anyways :)

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If you believe you must do this, at least create a backup of the current installation of Windows 8:

http://techingiteasy.wordpress.com/2012/10/29/how-to-backup-your-windows-8-installation/

 

It is important you have a reinstallation or repair disc in case you need to reinstall or repair your WIndows 8 installation.

The following article will show you how to create a repair disc (references Windows 7, same instructions for Windows 8):

 

Windows 8 Tip: Create Recovery Media
http://winsupersite.com/article/windows8/windows-8-tip-create-recovery-media-144098

Drivers for Windows XP:

You should first find out if your computer is compatible with Windows XP. A lot more modern computers are phasing out support for Windows XP.

Create Partition

Open a Run command (Press Windows key + R) on your keyboard. Then type diskmgmt.msc then hit Enter on your keyboard.

Once Disk Management is open, select the C:\ or where Windows 8 is installed.

Right click it and click Shrink menu.

Wait while Windows 8 checks for available disk space.

Enter the amount you want to allocate.

Click OK.

The Disk Management window should display unallocated disk space.

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Install Windows XP

In order to install Windows XP on the partition you created, you will need to boot into your BIOS and set the hard disk mode to IDE.

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After you have set the hard disk IDE mode, you can proceed to install Windows XP on the partition you created;

Insert your Windows XP CD, then restart your computer.

When prompted to boot from the CD, do so. This requires pressing any key on your keyboard.

Windows XP will go through its setup process.

Once you arrive at the Welcome Setup, press Enter on your keyboard to begin the setup process

Press F8 on your keyboard to accept the license agreement

Select the partition

Select Format the partition using the NTFS file system

Press F on your keyboard to begin the formatting.

Installation files will now be copied to your hard disk

Your system will be restarted, Windows XP setup will continue

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After Windows XP installs successfully, you will not be able to boot into Windows 8 This is where the recovery disc for Windows 8 comes in.

Boot from the Windows 8 DVD

a) At the Install Now screen

b) Click Repair your computer

c) Click Advanced Options

d) Click Troubleshoot

e) Click Startup repair

f) Follow the on screen instructions

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After you have repaired your Windows 8 installation and try to boot it, you will notice that Windows 8 does not boot.

Boot into the BIOS again and set the hard disk mode to SATA. You will now be able to boot into Windows 8 again.

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After doing that, download EasyBCD and add a boot entry for Windows XP to the Windows 8 boot manager;

EasyBCD by NeoSmart Technologies would be your answer, it provides a graphical front end to the BCDEdit Command line that makes it easy for you to define start-up settings and edit boot entries on the new Windowsboot manager. http://neosmart.net/dl.php?id=1

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The next step now is make it possible for Windows 8 to boot in IDE mode.

Here are the instructions for doing that:

http://www.vistax64.com/general-discussion/271218-switch-ahci-ide-tutorial-howto.html

Welcome all , so let me explain I installed Windows 8 With AHCI set from Bios , but after that i wanted to use ide (becose it boots faster) and when i set Ide from Bios , the windows 7 loading screan camed upp and BSOD (Blue screen of death) with an error code 0x0000005B , i tryed the regedit trick by setting in the "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESystemCurrentControlSetServicesMsahci" and then in the right pan the START value from 0 i set it to 1 and it supposed to be working but it was a failiure , it still did the Bsod and i was so pissed of , i wanted to make it work ... AND I DID IT !

Here are the pases :
1) I assume u have installed Windows Vista or Windows 8 with AHCI set from BIOS !
2) Download my registry fix (to add the ide keys to regeditor) simply apply the key
3) Now the manually regedit part Go to :

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE_System_CurrentControlSet_Services_Msahci
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE_System_CurrentControlSet_Services_iaStor
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE_System_CurrentControlSet_Services_iaStorV

And in thease three keys in the right pan u will find a key named "START" change at all three (Msahci,iaStor,iaStorV) values from 0 To 1
Now navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE_System_CurrentControlSet_Services_PciIde
,then change the start value to "0"



4) Now u are allmost done , restart your computer/laptop , and go to Bios and set from AHCI to IDE !!! , save settings in Bios and restart

5)Windows will be loading , and VOILA !!! NO BSOD !!! , windows Vista/Seven will install new Ide drivers and u will see in windows device manager that you dont have AHCI drivers anymore , u have Ide drivers !
6)It will prompt for another restart , just restart it and u will be happy

Best,
Andre
Windows Insider MVP
MVP-Windows and Devices for IT
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The Startup Repair run from booting the created Recovery CD will fix everything automatically for you, you don't have to enter any commands, you just run the Startup Repair option when offered to you.

 

One known (minor) bug with dual booting XP with Vista or Windows 7, is the loss of System Restore points in the other operating systems after every XP boot.

 

If you want to have a look at third party Virtual Machines that are suitable for your situation then see this link.  This covers the whole gambit of virtual machines in Windows if you want to have a look at it.  Of course you will need a licensed copy of XP to install and  run it.

 

VirtualBox is an impressive VM contender


http://windowssecrets.com/search/?cx=017937947691920082874%3A_ilcm6kdy_y&cof=FORID%3A11&q=VirtualBox+is+an+impressive+VM+contender+&sa=Search&advWS=1&advSAN=1&advPages=15

 


 

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