Windows® 7 XP Partition
How does one dual boot Windows XP in Windows 7?
You could be using some new Operating Systems like Windows 7 in your system. But, it is always good to bring back the recently installed Operating System like Windows XP in your system to Windows 7. You could do this by bringing back the XP partition in Windows 7. For this, you need to install a VMware Player in the system. After installing the player, reboot the system, insert the Windows XP CD, and click on the link which tells you to 'Create A new Virtual machine'. It could then be automatically detected by the player, and you could enter the product key and details to get the XP partition back to Windows 7.
Benefits of dual booting of Windows XP in Windows 7:
- System recovery
- Opening more programs
- Available with more features
The most important benefit of dual booting Microsoft Windows 7 with Windows XP is the system recovery option. You could get the system crashed due to many reasons. You could have got the system infected with some malware which get your system files damaged and make your system corrupted. The Operating System files might also get corrupted due to some external interference. The memory could be experiencing some overflow issues and with this, you could be getting some memory dump issues in the system and could get the system lost forever. In all these situations, the probability to boot the Operating System again in the system is less. But, if you have the system installed with two Operating Systems, you could be capable of reading the NTFS partition in the other Operating System to save your data.
Opening more programs
If you are a regular user of your computer system, there could be a number of external programs which need to be opened and executed in the system but they might not be opened with the new Operating System like Microsoft Windows 7. You could not be able to open some websites if they are not compatible with the Operating System. Some online games might not be played in the system as they could be designed for Windows XP. The dual booting of Windows XP in Windows 7 gets support to open these websites as well as programs in your system.
Windows XP has its own integrated features which are included in your system as you install the particular Operating System. Windows 7 also has some advanced features. As you dual boot Windows XP in Windows 7, you could avail the features of both these Operating Systems.
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