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If I install Windows 7 to dual boot alongside Windows XP, will 7 interfere with XP?

If I install Windows 7 to dual boot alongside Windows XP, will 7 interfere with XP?

For instance, will Windows 7 index the XP partition and write on it? Are there any other possible problems with the two versions of Windows or am I worrying about nothing?!

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Guest [Entry]

while it is safe to dual boot different versions of Windows operating systems, i do recommend using a decent 3rd party bootmanager (e.g. BootIt NG or BootStar) and hide the respective OS partitions from each other. only if a system partition is inaccessible from the other OS, any interference (e.g. through malicious software) can be ruled out. create a 3rd partition to be shared as storage.
Guest [Entry]

It shouldn't, but just like others have already mentioned it would be far better to install them on separate partitions. Here is a somewhat short tutorial giving some hints on the process.