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Windows 7: Dual boot: Install XP AFTER W7


27 Jun 2009   #1

W7 x86 RTM Final
 
 
Dual boot: Install XP AFTER W7

Hi

I have Windows 7 installed in C , Now I want to install XP in other partition (D) in the same HD, to work on dual boot.

I ask help from you because I could not do the installation by the obvious method: installing XP by booting its installation CD and choosing the D partition for the system, my Windows 7 stopped to work, I had to repair it with Windows 7 installation CD.

Thanks


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27 Jun 2009   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Steromind,

Installing XP using the Method Two in the tutorial below should allow you to dual boot with Windows 7 and XP when Windows 7 was installed first.

Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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27 Jun 2009   #3

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Hi stereomind,

If you install XP after a newer o/s - you will need to "repair" the newer o/s boot management.

It can be done with the startup repair function on the dvd - as you did, or with Easybcd.

You can add the entry for XP to the NT6 bcd at the same time with Easybcd.

It is all in Shawn's tuorial.
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27 Jun 2009   #4

Se7en x64 or XP
 
 

Presently, I have a dual boot with XP on one drive & 7 on another. Everything works just great, but I regret installing them on separete drives. I'd like to put them both on one drive. Is there an easy way to migrate everything from my XP drive (OS progs & settings) to a partition on my 7 drive (or visa versa) and dual boot like nothing's changed?
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27 Jun 2009   #5

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Yes it should be possible.

The precise method depends on your current set up.

Please post a screenshot of Disk Management.

like this:

Dual boot: Install XP AFTER W7-diskmanagement2009-02-04_031947.jpg



http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...en-forums.html


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28 Jun 2009   #6

Se7en x64 or XP
 
 

Excellent! I'll post the screenshot tomorrow morning when I get home from work. I'm thinking it would probably make more sence to move Windows 7 to the XP drive since there's less to move.
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28 Jun 2009   #7

Se7en x64 or XP
 
 

Okay, here's what I have...

Dual boot: Install XP AFTER W7-dm01.jpg


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28 Jun 2009   #8

XP, Seven, 2008R2
 
 

Wait, I was wrong. There could be enough space on your XP drive to move the 7 partition over to it. But you will first need to shrink the partition.

BTW, it will probably require that you move or delete the pagefiles and hibernation files. Also, be sure to clean up any unnecessary stuff like temp files before you begin.
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28 Jun 2009   #9

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Looks a bit tight.

69.24-19.82 = 49.42gb used on 7 partition.

Only 39.77gb free on XP partition .
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28 Jun 2009   #10

XP, Seven, 2008R2
 
 

Agreed. It doesn't look easy, but it can be done since he has ~152 GB free space on that data drive to move stuff around.
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