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Windows 7: XP Install - Windows 7 already installed

29 Aug 2010   #1
24c

Win7 x64 Ult
 
 
XP Install - Windows 7 already installed

I have Win7 on C:\, want to put XP on D:\ - separate drives. I looked at the tutorial, but don't get the same procedure when I try.

Can boot to the XP install CD OK, click on ENTER and it starts copying files before it asks which drive I want to install XP on.
I'm afraid it's going to install to C:\ and ruin the Windows 7 OS there. Will it ask for a drive to install to BEFORE it starts installing?
It has been so long since I've installed XP I forgot the steps

I also thought I could install to D from through Windows 7 - that didn't work.

Not my machine so a little hesitant to do anything that is not correct.


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29 Aug 2010   #2
Darician

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

At first, you should get the "Press any key to boot from CD..." then you press any key and a bunch of files (drivers and such) should load. Then you should press enter, get the EULA, which you press F8 for, then you should get the partitions from which to pick.

If you want to do a practice install, just pick up a copy of VMware Player and try booting from that XP CD with it to see what the procedure looks like.
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29 Aug 2010   #3
24c

Win7 x64 Ult
 
 

Thanks - - just wasn't sure when the drive choice came up.
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29 Aug 2010   #4
myzr7

Windows 7 Ulti. x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 24c View Post
Thanks - - just wasn't sure when the drive choice came up.
The first files are just temp files and the installer cleans them up after the install I believe. Good luck to you. I have used this tutorial twice with no problems.
Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP
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29 Aug 2010   #5
gregrocker

 

Before install, save externally a Win7 backup image: Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup

Next rightclick the C and D drives, select Properties, write down the size and type in a name for each.

Boot the XP installer, at the "Where do you want to install Windows" screen determine which is C or D by position in list, size and label if given. Once you are certain which is D, click on it to install.

You may need to use the XP installer to delete the D partition, create again, then full format NTFS as the partitioning is slightly different with XP.
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29 Aug 2010   #6
24c

Win7 x64 Ult
 
 

I got XP installed on D - ran Windows 7 DVD repair to repair start up, got into Windows 7, installed EasyBCD, added XP, tried to boot to XP and got the message <root> system.32\hal.dll was missing or corrupt. Did a Google on that, got way too much stiff I don't trust.

Just about time to let this project rest until morning - thanks for you help so far people.
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29 Aug 2010   #7
gregrocker

 

Now that you're booting from Win7, you'll need to set it as first HD to boot in BIOS setup, after DVD drive.

Did you use EasyBCD 2.0 or greater version? Did it prompt you to accept boot files for adding XP, then autocomplete the correct drive letter? If not, install EasyBCD 2.0, remove XP on the Edit Boot menu tab and Add it again correctly.

Please post back a screenshot of your Disk Management map and drive listings, using Snipping Tool in Start menu.
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29 Aug 2010   #8
24c

Win7 x64 Ult
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Now that you're booting from Win7, you'll need to set it as first HD to boot in BIOS setup, after DVD drive.
IT WAS

Did you use EasyBCD 2.0 or greater version? Did it prompt you to accept boot files for adding XP, then autocomplete the correct drive letter? If not, install EasyBCD 2.0, remove XP on the Edit Boot menu tab and Add it again correctly.
WAS USING 1.7.2 - GOT 2.0.2 - FOLLOWED YOUR INSTRUCTIONS ABOVE - ALL OK NOW - THANKS

Please post back a screenshot of your Disk Management map and drive listings, using Snipping Tool in Start menu.
IF NEEDED, I'LL GET IN AM - OTHER MACHINE NOT ON INTERNET.
Posting from my machine.
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29 Aug 2010   #9
gregrocker

 

As long as either OS will boot correctly when chosen from menu, you're good to go.

As long as Win7 shows System Active Boot in Disk Mgmt, then removing XP when the time comes is as simple as deleting it in Disk Management. If the Menu survives, delete it using EasyBCD.
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30 Aug 2010   #10
24c

Win7 x64 Ult
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
As long as either OS will boot correctly when chosen from menu, you're good to go.

As long as Win7 shows System Active Boot in Disk Mgmt, then removing XP when the time comes is as simple as deleting it in Disk Management. If the Menu survives, delete it using EasyBCD.

It does, all seems well.
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