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Windows 7: Need help with dual boot

28 Feb 2009   #1

Windows 7/xp
Need help with dual boot


I got a problem with dual booting, I first installed windows 7 and right after that I installe xp on a diffrent partition. But now it only loads up xp? I cant chose wich one I wan't to start. Pressed my computer and properties but there isn't any windows 7 only windows xp? Please if someone can help me? Thank you very much!


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28 Feb 2009   #2

Vista Ult 64 bit Seven Ult RTM x64

Hello kapefyra,

Welcome to the Seven Forums.

I believe that XP has to be installed first. I don't think it can recognize the seven boot files and thus installs it's own and makes them default. Seven will see the XP boot files and add XP to the list.

You could try Easy BCD. Link here: FREE Great Programs for Windows 7
There is an add button. It may do the trick for you.

Please keep us informed.

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28 Feb 2009   #3

Windows 7/xp

I'm already deleting windows 7, so then I got xp installed and then it should work right? If I install windows 7.

now I did it the other way first installed xp and then windows 7, now it only boots windows 7 don't even ask wich I want to boot. Any suggestions?

now I tryed that bcd program now I get to choose between xp and windows 7 but when I choose xp it say invalid boot.ini file

My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Mar 2009   #4

Windows 7

You could try running the startup repair on the win7 install disk. It might find xp and add the could also check msconfig (just type msconfig in the start search field and press enter) and check out the entries there.
You could also run the repair from the xp cd, and run easybcd from there. Get the latest beta from the thread here: [ame=]EasyBCD 2.0 Beta Builds - The NeoSmart Forums[/ame]
Choose "reinstall vista loader", and then choose add/remove entries and choose "Windows NT/2k/XP/2003"
good luck
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