How to install Windows XP on a separate internal h/drive

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  1. Posts : 5
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #11

    WinXP Result


    After several days finding the supporting software Win XP is working together with the additional program that requires Win XP! I now need separate external backup hard drives as you can't backup Win 10 & Win XP to a single drive. Many thanks for all the suggestions & for me this thread is no longer required. Happy New Year to all from John
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  2. Posts : 111
    Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64-bit
       #12

    Brane Freez said:
    I now need separate external backup hard drives as you can't backup Win 10 & Win XP to a single drive.
    depends what tool you are using, but can't see why not. Worse case is to partition your back up drive.
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  3. Posts : 5
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #13

    Dual |Boot Backups


    The advice i received from Casper whose user-friendly backup program i have used for many years is i need to back up the 2 system drives on their own backup drive. On our other PC i backup a system drive plus a secondary data drive on a single external drive but apparently this setup isn't achievable with 2 system drives. Thank you for your suggestion but i will follow Casper's advice.
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  4. Posts : 4,594
    Windows 10 Pro
       #14

    Macrium Reflect should do it no problem.
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  5. Posts : 111
    Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64-bit
       #15

    I have a laptop with W10 32 bit, a desktop with W10 64 bit duel booted (separate SSD) W7, and these have all been backed up to a single Seagate USB drive using both Windows backup, and latterly Macrium.
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  6. Posts : 4,594
    Windows 10 Pro
       #16

    He's using XP and 10, not 10 and 10, not 10 and 7 etc.

    Maybe he could explain why the image/backup software he uses won`t save XP and 10 images on the same drive ????

    He also needs to define what he means by backup.
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  7. Posts : 502
    Win 11 Pro 64 bit
       #17

    ThrashZone said:
    Hi,
    I would always prefer on separate disks
    Problem is as stated booting with both connected they are light years a part in tech.

    I settled on this device to keep my different os's completely separate
    It has in fact made live a lot more straight forward :)
    I never have both os's connected at the same time
    Shut down and insert another ssd or 2.5" hdd with the other os on it.
    The other bay is for additional storage needs for either os which are also not shared
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
    I have three of these on my computer using 4 SSD's. Works great. In fact I think I got the idea from you long ago. I dual boot Win 10 and Win 7 and these storage bays are perfect.
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    3-Win-7Prox64 3-Win10Prox64 3-LinuxMint20.2
       #18

    stealth2920 said:
    I have three of these on my computer using 4 SSD's. Works great. In fact I think I got the idea from you long ago. I dual boot Win 10 and Win 7 and these storage bays are perfect.
    Hi,
    Thanks it's made my life a heck of a lot easier
    New cases however are very different these days without many with places to put awesome products like this or even cd/ dvd players

    AddRAM said:

    Maybe he could explain why the image/backup software he uses won`t save XP and 10 images on the same drive ????
    .
    Hi,
    I wouldn't share much of anything with 10 if one want it not to come up corrupted by 10 that is :)
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  9. Posts : 5,478
    2004
       #19

    I rekon @ThrashZone was right in post #3

    If you can run as VM. There is lots of (old) boring malware that will write to track zero (mbr) and bugger up your 10 install. On any disk.

    If you can't run XP as VM then unplug the 10 drive when you run XP.

    It would be safer.
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  10. Posts : 19,238
    W11+W11 Developer Insider + Linux
       #20

    Brane Freez said:
    After several days finding the supporting software Win XP is working together with the additional program that requires Win XP! I now need separate external backup hard drives as you can't backup Win 10 & Win XP to a single drive. Many thanks for all the suggestions & for me this thread is no longer required. Happy New Year to all from John
    You managed to install XP on Ryzen ??? How ? I had a fight even for W7.
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