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    rite guys im getting a renault clip scanner and now the software runs on windows xp i have win7 64 bit on my laptop now im going to do away with the win7 and install xp as tbh i hate win 7 now to my point do you think it will work ok with windows xp do you think im going to have problems with drivers for my laptop? and before some 1 says run it under virtual pc /windows xp mode its the windows home premium i have so its not availible on home premium

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    The drivers MIGHT be ok but with XP obviously being older, it's going to be a bit hit and miss. What about dual booting? If you only need XP for the Renault scanner it might be worth partitioning off 5GB of your hard drive and installing XP specifically for that. Means if things like audio drivers etc won't play ball it isn't the end of the world. Windows 7 will still be there for normal use. Done this before on my laptop with XP and '7 Ultimate.

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    yip its only for the renault scanner as it stands as my op-com and my elm scanners i can run with win 7 so you think dual boot is the way to go?

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    Yeah it's pretty easy to do. Loads of guides on the internet telling you how to do it too. Just means if XP doesn't like the newer drivers you won't lose all your current stuff on your Windows 7 install.

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    Its a bit of work but you could create a Bart PE Boot CD with the app pre installed.

    That way you can keep what you have if its too much hassle to rebuild.

    Just insert the cd and boot from it.

    I use one of these mostly for retrieving data off PC's that fail to boot anymore. Always worked well.

    Again its a bit of work to create and maybe too much for what you want to run.

    Anyhow the link is http://www.nu2.nu/pebuilder/intro/

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