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You can. Just make sure that you create the partition for XP using a tool like MiniTool Partition Wizard or GParted Live on the end bit of your HDD (you might need to resize the larger Windows 8.1 partition). Boot up your Windows XP CD and install it to the newly created partition. But since you're installing XP after 8.1, the 8.1 boot sector will be ...


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There are few things to take into consideration: Bootable device is corrupted Consider trying other software to create bootable Windows drive. As an example: http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msusa/html/pbPage.Help_Win7_usbdvd_dwnTool It's simple and fast tool made by Microsoft that never let me down. Corrupted boot sector of your SSD Try connecting ...


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The Windows 7 USB/DVD Tool will not create an UEFI-bootable thumb drive. This is because the stick is formatted with NTFS, whereas UEFI requires FAT32. This probably what the message is referring to, also it’s not exactly clear why it would refuse to install in BIOS mode. To create an UEFI-bootable Windows Setup drive, simply format it with FAT32 and copy ...


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I had this exact same problem and I did what most people did which was google for an answer and hope for the best. The win 7 install disk has a repair computer option that allows some automatic startup failure fixes to be implemented. Sometimes this does work, but this time it didn't. Think like a computer had a blog post that ended up being the saving ...


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Generation 2 virtual machines don't support booting from physical DVDs. Either use a Generation 1 VM, or use a virtual DVD (an ISO). The same question and answer is over at Server Fault. (Not sure if this qualifies as a duplicate when on different sites).



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