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Windows 7: windows 7 doesnt see XP operating system


05 Dec 2010   #1

windows 7 premium and windows xp media center 2005
 
 
windows 7 doesnt see XP operating system

Hello new user here, I have just installed win xp media edition 2005 on a extended partition on the same hardrive as win 7 but it doesnt show up at startup?, the only way I can get into xp ,is to perform a system repair. After I have done this I cant get into win 7 without repairing that?, hope this make sense I needed to install win xp as win 7 doesnt recognise my mp3 player creative zen 20 gig anyone any ideas as to how to get a boot screen showing both operating systems thanks.

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05 Dec 2010   #2
gaz

Windows 7 X64 Bit
 
 
xp

Do you mean Dual boot??

If so see this

Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP
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05 Dec 2010   #3

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

i would not advice you to install 2 different versions of windows just because windows 7 stopped recognizing your mp3 player. try searching a bit bit first. if you do have to install windows xp along with 7 then i would recommend you to install it on two separate primary partitions. First install xp then windows 7 that way windows 7 will be able to detect it and will show it as "older windows version" -or something like that.
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05 Dec 2010   #4

Windows Ultimate 32
 
 

Hi

Usually, older versions comes first new ones when installing another windows version in the same PC. But before doing anything that may compromise your system check, right clicking my computer icon>Properties> when the System screen pops up, click Advanced System Settings link and when the dialog box open click on the Advanced Tab if it´s not selected. Now on Start up and Recovery hit the Setting button.

It will pop up a new dialog box and you´ll see at System Start up - Default Operating System a drop down menu showing you default OS. See if Win xp is there and if all its options are available.

madgirl
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05 Dec 2010   #5

Windows Ultimate 32
 
 

Hi Gaz

Sorry. I haven´t noticed that you had already replied.

madgirl
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05 Dec 2010   #6

windows 7 premium and windows xp media center 2005
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by madgirl View Post
Hi

Usually, older versions comes first new ones when installing another windows version in the same PC. But before doing anything that may compromise your system check, right clicking my computer icon>Properties> when the System screen pops up, click Advanced System Settings link and when the dialog box open click on the Advanced Tab if it´s not selected. Now on Start up and Recovery hit the Setting button.

It will pop up a new dialog box and you´ll see at System Start up - Default Operating System a drop down menu showing you default OS. See if Win xp is there and if all its options are available.

madgirl
Have already checked that win xp doesnt show up as a boot device only win 7. Will try what gaz said thanks.
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05 Dec 2010   #7

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

As gaz already posted you need this.
Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP

Go to Method Two in this tutorial and start at Step #2. You already did #1.

You will need to use the XP disc to boot back into XP and download Easy BCD Step #6.
Step #7 download .Net Framework 2 if it is not already installed. This is needed to open Easy BCD in Step #8.
Follow directions from there for the Easy BCD.

This will give you the choice of booting to Windows 7 or XP after the bios screen.

I have the same set up. So know from experience.
Mike
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05 Dec 2010   #8

windows 7 premium and windows xp media center 2005
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hopalong X View Post
As gaz already posted you need this.
Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP

Go to Method Two in this tutorial and start at Step #2. You already did #1.

You will need to use the XP disc to boot back into XP and download Easy BCD Step #6.
Step #7 download .Net Framework 2 if it is not already installed. This is needed to open Easy BCD in Step #8.
Follow directions from there for the Easy BCD.

This will give you the choice of booting to Windows 7 or XP after the bios screen.

I have the same set up. So know from experience.
Mike

Worked like a charm, many thanks to everyone who helped, can now access music on 'obsolete' 2005 mp3 player .
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13 Dec 2010   #9

windows 7 premium and windows xp media center 2005
 
 

Ok having another problem, I cannot seem to get any sound drivers working with win xp media center 2002 sp3, My motherboard is fairly new a p7p55d-e pro and none of the drivers will install in this operating system?, they say they are compatable with xp is media center edition different drivers?
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