Windows® 7 Partition for Windows® XP
Tips on Windows 7 partition for Windows XP
System partition refers to the hard disk partition upon the system. The option contains the various files that are responsible for the booting process. They are the files used by the Windows Operating System while starting the system. The system partition should not be mistaken as the boot partition. The boot partition includes the system files and the system partition includes the boot files and the hardware related contents. Windows 7 systems possess a separate partition on the system by default having 100 MB size. Also the Windows 7 Operating Systems have a technique to protect the system partition from accidental deletion or unauthorized access. The Operating System assigns a drive letter for the system partition and keeps it away from the Windows Explorer page. The option is applicable only if the user separates the system partition from the boot partition. Even if the user has more than one Windows Operating Systems running on the system, there will be only one system partition in the system and Windows uses the information upon the partition while opening the Operating Systems.
Discussed below are some points related with the Windows 7 partition for Windows XP:
- Requirements for the Windows XP partition
- Steps to perform the Windows XP partition in Windows 7
- Points to remember while doing so
Requirements for the Windows XP partition
While installing a new Operating System on the system, the user can preserve the already existing one upon the system itself. The system should possess either multiple hard disks or a separate system partition on the disk. For that the user should format the separate partition on the system using the NTFS file format option. Else install the Windows XP Operating System on the second hard disk.
Steps to perform the Windows XP partition in Windows 7
Restart the system that has Windows 7 running. Insert the Windows XP installation CD or DVD in the drive. Then click on the 'Install now' option that appears with the Windows install window. If the system is connected to the Internet, then the user can select the 'Updates' option for the new Operating System installation. Then enter the product key provided to the user while purchasing the installation CD. Read the license terms and agree to the terms and conditions and then continue. When the process prompts the user for the type of installation, select the 'Custom installation' option. Then select the location to store the Windows XP Operating System. The user can choose the separate system partition or the hard disk. Then a compatibility report will appear and the installation begins. Restart the system to make the changes take effect.
Use disk partitioning software for doing the reformatting before the installation of the Windows XP Operating System. Thus the user can protect the data upon the system. Else reformatting or formatting the hard disk will delete the whole data upon the system. Enter the product key, when asked during the installation process, to avoid the future issues related with the key. Disable the antivirus software and other protection methods upon the system before doing the installation. The software and drivers for both the Operating Systems should be installed separately on each partition.
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