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Windows 7: Getting into XP safe mode while dual booting w/ 7


27 May 2009   #1

Window 7/XP dual boot
 
 
Getting into XP safe mode while dual booting w/ 7

Hello,
I have the Windows 7 RC and XP dual booting. I've always been able to run both of them perfectly, until today. I went into XP as I normally do, installed a game controller, and restarted (I don't believe I did anything else to system files). Now whenever I enter XP, it freezes after a few seconds.

So the first logical thing is to get into safe mode and do a system restore. However, I have no way of accessing XP's safe mode. From the dual boot menu, I can get into 7's safe mode, but not XP.

Anyone know how I can get into XP's safe mode?

Thank you!


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27 May 2009   #2

XP Pro SP3 x86/Vista SP2 x64/Win7 x64 Triple-boot
 
 

I've just tried it, Don't quite know why it doesn't say on the menu but here's how it is done...

Select 'Earlier Version of Windows' from the boot menu, hit Enter then straight after keep tapping F8.
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27 May 2009   #3

Window 7/XP dual boot
 
 

Great, it works! Thank you!
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