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Installing XP on my windows 7 x 64 bit setup

  Carryduff 12:13 10 Jan 2015

Hi, I have an old midi keyboard which I previously used to download and upload midi data from my computer. Since I installed windows 7x64 bit, midi will no longer work, apparently will only work on 32 bit systems. I still have the original XP installation disc and would like to install this on my hard drive to run the midi keyboard but am not sure how to do this. I would be grateful for some step by step advice on how to do this. I'm not exactly a novice with computers but a lot of the technical stuff is lost on me so any help would be much appreciated as to partitioning hard drive etc in as simple terms as possible, Thanks

  bumpkin 12:59 10 Jan 2015

If a desktop I would put XP on a different HDD if you have one rather that partition the existing one.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 15:03 10 Jan 2015
  Jollyjohn 15:14 10 Jan 2015


I would install VirtualBox and then install XP as a virtual PC - this removes the need for a reboot in order to use XP.

Link to download page - click here You will need the Extension pack as well.

  bumpkin 21:47 10 Jan 2015

Just in case you don't know, if you dual boot Win7 and XP if you boot to XP it will delete any restore points in W7 unless you edit the registry in XP .

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