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Windows 7: Booting into Win7/XP

05 Nov 2011   #1
stubbyhs

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 
Booting into Win7/XP

Hi all,

I just installed Win XP on my new latop on a 10GB partition that is on the HDD that holds the ~600GB Win7 partition.

I have done this before and usually I get the BIOS screen that lets me choose between OS's.

But this time I cannot choose and it only boots up into WinXP. The drive letter of the Win7 partition is E, the XP one is G, and the system reserved space has taken up prime C position. Also my external HDD has gone to D.

All help would be appreciated!

Thanks,
StubbyHS


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05 Nov 2011   #2
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

My guess would be that this is an "active partition" problem. Please post a full picture (snip) of your Disk Management so that we can have a look.
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05 Nov 2011   #3
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Did you use method two of this tutorial?
Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP
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05 Nov 2011   #4
stubbyhs

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Sorry it took so long to reply. I am doing option 2 now.

Thanks.
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05 Nov 2011   #5
stubbyhs

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Yeah, this worked perfectly.

Thanks a lot.
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