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Old 10-03-12, 08:27   #1
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Lightbulb Is it possible? Windows XP and Windows 7 on 1 PC?

Hey

I currently have Windows 7, but I was wondering ...

Is it safe & totally risk-free, as well as doable & useful, to install Windows XP next to Windows 7? I wouldn't know how to do this ... I suppose one would have to split your hard drive in 2 parts (and even that I wouldn't know how to do, lol), but maybe you're telling me that I - being one of the oldest, most loyal Tomb Raider-fans in the world who still LOVES to play the original trilogy/quadrology (much more so than the latest ones, actually) - maybe you're telling me that I ought to get Windows XP, because the old Tomb Raider-games work better over there, than on Windows 7.

If ALL Tomb Raider-games work flawlessly on Windows 7, this new thread wins the Academy Award for 'Most Pointless Thread éver conceived', hahahah!

Anyways, many thanks in advance ...

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Old 10-03-12, 10:03   #2
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Yes, you may install Windows XP and Windows 7 side by side, but in that case you will need to:

  1. Partition your disk on 2 partitions
  2. Install Windows XP on one partition and Windows 7 on another one.
  3. Windows 7 will install dual boot and you will need to install XP first.
  4. Make sure to choose fresh installation when installing Windows 7, and not upgrade
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Thank you very much.

But the réal question is actually: Can I play the old Tomb Raider-games with Windows 7 or not, please?

In case of yes, no need to go back to Windows XP, I think.

thanks

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Old 10-03-12, 16:11   #4
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Thank you very much.

But the réal question is actually: Can I play the old Tomb Raider-games with Windows 7 or not, please?

In case of yes, no need to go back to Windows XP, I think.

thanks

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Yes you can play all the Classics on Windows 7 (even x64)

And BTW, don't create tons of threads for the similar questions (questions of one root) please.

Windows 7 drivers for you:
Chipset:
http://download.gigabyte.eu/FileList...me_6series.exe
http://download.gigabyte.eu/FileList...el_6series.exe

Sound:
http://download.gigabyte.eu/FileList...tek_azalia.exe

LAN:
http://download.gigabyte.eu/FileList...ek_8111_w7.exe

USB3.0:
http://download.gigabyte.eu/FileList...etron_usb3.exe

Video:
http://www.nvidia.co.uk/object/win7-...driver-uk.html
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Old 10-03-12, 21:13   #5
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Thank you, EscondeR!!

Not only for your answer, not only for straightening me out, lol, but also - and most importantly for the drivers.

They [I]are[I] the right ones, right?

thank you

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Old 10-03-12, 21:23   #6
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if you have Windows 7 Professional, Enterprise or Ultimate you can download XP Mode

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/vir.../download.aspx
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Old 11-03-12, 14:39   #7
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if you have Windows 7 Professional, Enterprise or Ultimate you can download XP Mode

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/vir.../download.aspx
That's exactly what EscondeR recommended when I asked a similar question here about 6 months ago. I read a whole load of complicated stuff about how when I bought a new PC I could get it to provide a Win7/XP dual boot.

One thing I didn't ask is whether the WIn7 Pro XP mode supports use of WinXP's own Compatibility mode?
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Old 11-03-12, 15:40   #8
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The XP mode is simply Windows XP virtual machine with virtual hardware running under Windows 7
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Old 11-03-12, 15:57   #9
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^ Thus it supports everything that regular XP machine supports with corrections due to VM capabilities.

I still prefer VMware Vitrual Workstation 8 as it has now hardware video and sound acceleration support... or dual boot
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I also prefer VMWare workstation (using it at workplace) and I'm using VMWare Player at home (player is free)
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