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03-25-2009 04:36 PM
Hellow, I have recently bought a Pavilion dv7-1279wm, and it comes with Vista Home Premium x64 (64-bit), but I have encountered some driver compatibility problems with a hardware I really need to use. Is there a problem in makin a dual-boot with XP x86 (32-bit) and my vista? Will both coexist in harmony?, I really don't care much about all the drivers of the notebook, since I've found none xp-compatible drivers available for the system in HP Support, I just need for the notebook to work with this xp and don't disturb the Vista installation.
PD. Yup, I've looked all over the web for 64-bit drivers for my device, but the manufacturer supports no x64 OS, and I really need to use it, that's my need to install a 32-bit OS, preferably XP since it won't need a big partition for its installation.
05-20-2011 06:26 PM
i have tri boot on my Dv7 (the Max is three operating systems) and its very easy to set up useing the windows drive manager formate an empty section of you drive for xp makeit how large you want and what kind of file system you want then put your install cd/dvd in and set it up under that partion (make sure you get it right or you'll erase everything) then use easy bcd to get up the windows boot manager