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Problem installing ancient version of XP

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Im attempting to dual boot,

Im stuck on installing xp, my partitions are ready to accept XP, but on the MS DOS style screen in the installer, it only detects on partition at 131Gb,

ive read its because its an old installer for xp, is there anyway around this?

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Your best bet is to either borrow someone elses XP disk or download an ISO from a torrent site. As long as you own a legitimate key you aren't doing anything wrong.
 
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Or if you have another system go and download/install nlite, http://www.nliteos.com/ and also download SP2,http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...BE-3B8E-4F30-8245-9E368D3CDB5A&displaylang=en, or SP3,http://www.microsoft.com/downloadS/...A8-5E76-401F-BE08-1E1555D4F3D4&displaylang=en. Once nlite's installed go to C:\ and make a folder named XP Pro/Home or whatever you want. Now explore the OS CD and copy all of the files to the folder you created in C:\. Open up nlite and direct it to the O/S folder you created. Once it's done figuring out the O/S then all your going to do is slipstream the Service Pack and make a bootable image. Once you have your bootable image burn it and use your key you were using before and your now in good hands.
 

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Your best bet is to either borrow someone elses XP disk or download an ISO from a torrent site. As long as you own a legitimate key you aren't doing anything wrong.
^ what he said.

Depending on where you find it, it may be hard to find a legit SP3 disk without cracks/activation hacks and such.

Make sure to match versions too (home/pro, etc)
 

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I know you already did it, I just re-posted it here incase someone else comes looking for the same thing and finds this thread.:toast: