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Windows 7: Installing XP while keeping Windows 7's boot screen

15 Jul 2009   #1

Windows 7 Starter SP1
 
 
Installing XP while keeping Windows 7's boot screen

I want to installing XP while keeping Windows 7's boot screen.

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15 Jul 2009   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Darkhorn,

You can use this tutorial for how to dual boot with XP and Windows 7 if needed.

Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP


When you select XP to boot to, you will see the XP boot screen. When you select Windows 7 to boot to, you will see the Windows 7 boot screen.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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15 Jul 2009   #3

Windows 7 Build 7264 x64
 
 

I don't think you can install xp and keep just the boot screen. Although I did upgrade vista to a build of 7 and ended up keeping the vista boot screen, and sounds. But it wasn't intentional, and i just reinstalled.

You could however get a program/modify some files to change your boot screen to whatever you want. Just do a google search for it
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15 Jul 2009   #4

Windows 7 RC Build7100
 
 

It looks like this guy has some boot screens you can download for XP to make it look like Windows 7

***Warning*** I have no idea how safe they are. I would virus scan it first.

http://www.*****.com/download-window...or-windows-xp/

Windows 7 Bootscreen for XP by =TSR-Pr on deviantART

Windows 7 Boot Screen for XP by =Vishal-Gupta on deviantART

Windows 7 Boot Screen for Windows XP and Vista | My Stuff World
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15 Jul 2009   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, XP Mode, W8.1 Preview VM - 7 Pro x64 second remote tower
 
 

It will depend on how you setup a dual boot between XP and 7. If XP is on first the entry for XP will then be added into the 7 BCD while 7 becomes the default OS. When selecting XP at startup from the 7 boot menu you will then see the XP splash screen.

For adding XP or Vista into the 7 BCD with 7 on first using the EasyBCD tool presently available you will lose the 7 screen in favor of the Vista splash even on the XP/7 on first dual boot since the tool was written for Vista. Hopefully the next version will see that problem corrected.
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