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Windows 7: Windows 7 and windows 2003

12 Dec 2010   #1
ohsocute69

 
 
Windows 7 and windows 2003

i have currently got windows 7 32bit . pleanty of room im wanting to run windows 2003.

(dual boot) how do i got about this ...
i tried to install windows 2003 which i did but then i lost windows 7

so i had to reisnstall windows 7 again so now i dont have 2003..

im lost about partioning the pc .......how do i do this to perform a dual boot


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12 Dec 2010   #2
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Do you have 2 HDDs by any chance? That would make things a lot easier.
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12 Dec 2010   #3
ohsocute69

 
 

no sorry i dont , i thought i could just do it by loading the cd and partioning ...
my mian idea would be to drop say windows 2003 down then open up windows 7
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12 Dec 2010   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Too bad. Two HDDs would have made life so much easier. But now you have to follow method 2 in this tutorial: Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP
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13 Dec 2010   #5
ohsocute69

 
 

oh here is what i have done ... now ......

as i have windows 2003 cd now what do i do ?? .......

obviously turn the machine off then load the windows 2003 disc but evertime i do it
i cant load back windows 7 .....

how do i choose this drive in set up instalation on the win 2003 thanks mandy


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13 Dec 2010   #6
eldinv

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Did you follow the link WHS gave you. You should look at method two.

Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP

Where in those steps did you get stuck?
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13 Dec 2010   #7
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Your Win2003 clobbert the Win7 MBR because you were not following the guidance. Now you have to fix the MBR MBR - Restore Windows 7 Master Boot Record

Then I would clean the new disk, physically disconnect the Win7 disk and install Win2003 on the new disk. Replug the Win7 disk and change the boot sequence in the BIOS.

With that method both systems do not get into each others hair and you have 2 neatly seperated systems.
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