Is it possible to run Windows XP on a Dell Inspiron 15R-5537

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    2W10

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    Hi,

    Is it possible to run Windows XP on a Dell Inspiron 15R -5537 (which came with Windows 8). If it isn't, can you run Windows XP on a computer that was built for Windows 8 or 10? I am currently dual booting 7 and Vista and I want to install XP on a separate partition.
     
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    If I understand you correctly:
    Your laptop's hard drive currently has 2 partitions and is dual booting Windows Vista And Windows 7?
    You want to create a 3rd partition in your laptop's hard drive and install Windows XP in it?

    Advise us what the exact 7-character "service tag" number is on your laptop.
    Once we know what hardware it came with, we can determine if it's compatible with Windows XP.
     
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    Yes. I want to install XP on a 3rd partition
    Service tag: 2Z70402
     
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    According to that service tag number:
    You have this Dell Inspiron 15R 5537 laptop

    According to its system configuration section, it came with:
    Intel Core i7-4500U 1.80 GHz dual core processor (4th generation)
    Intel HD Graphics 4400 integrated graphics
    Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260 wireless

    The above described processor, graphics device, and wireless device do not support Windows XP, so you will run into installation and driver issues.

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    Now to the problem of trying to install Windows XP in triple boot mode in a laptop which already has Windows Vista and Windows 7 installed.

    To do it properly, you need to install those 3 operating systems in order by oldest to newest:
    Windows XP first
    Windows Vista second
    Windows 7 third

    If you fail to do that and you install Windows XP third, you will be unable to use Windows Vista and Windows 7.
    My advice is to leave things as they are.

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    AbdullahTrees

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    It is possible to install XP on a machine like that if you go driverhunting, but you do need to install XP first. Windows XP is older and thus its boot-loader does not support loading other newer Operating systems. If you install XP last, then it will overwrite your MBR with the Windows XP boot-loader and thus the Windows Vista/7 OS's will become unusable.
     
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    Connor McMahon

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    I'd buy a dedicated laptop for running Windows XP. I have a Dell Latitude D820 and it runs Windows XP well. The laptop was only $40.
     
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    Hehe, that's kind of what I'm doing. Granted, my device actually came with Windows 8.1 and then I had to install XP on it with Easyboot+DPMS AHCI drivers and going driverhunting on drp.su, I got it for free and you know nothing beats free stuff ;)
     
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    I tried installing a Windows XP with AHCI drivers integrated, but however I got a BSOD on first boot after installation. How do I fix this?

    BSOD: xpbsod.jpg
     
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    Try using Easy2Boot. Windows XP Setups can fail even if you integrate AHCI drivers by nLite(because you probably chose the wrong AHCI/SATA/RAID driver).

    Easy2Boot has the entire DPMS library of AHCI drivers and scans your PCI Device Instance ID for the correct driver to use.

    However, Easy2Boot contrary to its name, can be a bit counter-intuitive to get running, but I managed to use it properly. If you have any questions on how to use it, lemme know.
     
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    I did use it. I used the option to install Windows XP in WinPE. I still got a BSOD. I can’t install Windows XP the regular way. (Install XP- Step 1) It does not let me. It freezes when it’s about to boot. So should I use an alternate method?
     
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