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Windows 7: how to dual boot win7 plus winxp


23 Jul 2011   #1

cogeco
 
 
how to dual boot win7 plus winxp

hi guys i need some help hear, i want to dual boot with Windows 7 with win xp, i have windows 7 ultimate installed now and i want to install winxp pro with out screwing my windows 7 install thanks

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23 Jul 2011   #2
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello corduroy33, welcome to Seven Forums!


Start by having a look at Method Two of this tutorial at the link below and be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.


Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP

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23 Jul 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I have been trying to do this all day today, but my computer crashes every time when I try installing XP. I have followed the tutorial step by step but it still happens every time. I don't think it is a SATA driver issue because it never makes it far enough to matter before it crashes. I don't know what to do at this point, XP won't even install alone as the only OS at this point.
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23 Jul 2011   #4

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

First check for all the Win XP drivers for your hardware on the manufacturer's web site.
If your Win XP CD, does not support your Sata Controller, you will need to load drivers to uses at F6.
Load Sata Controller drivers with a floppy disk is the best way.
SATA Drivers - Load in Windows XP Setup on Dual Boot
OR
SATA Drivers - Slipstream into Windows XP CD

Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP

A bit more reading.
System Restore Points - Stop XP Dual Boot Delete - Vista Forums

Windows XP Mode - Install and Setup
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23 Jul 2011   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
First check for all the Win XP drivers for your hardware on the manufacturer's web site.
If your Win XP CD, does not support your Sata Controller, you will need to load drivers to uses at F6.
Load Sata Controller drivers with a floppy disk is the best way.

Thanks for the reply. My motherboard manual says it supports XP SP3 which is waht I have. I made a disk with the SATA drivers slip streamed in and it still didn't work. But I don't think drivers are the problem because all it should do if the drivers are not there is not be able to see any drives. Mine crashes all the way to the blue screen of death right after the part where the files load. Floppy disk is not an option as my system cannot support a floppy drive at all.

Thanks
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23 Jul 2011   #6

cogeco
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Delano1981 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
First check for all the Win XP drivers for your hardware on the manufacturer's web site.
If your Win XP CD, does not support your Sata Controller, you will need to load drivers to uses at F6.
Load Sata Controller drivers with a floppy disk is the best way.

Thanks for the reply. My motherboard manual says it supports XP SP3 which is waht I have. I made a disk with the SATA drivers slip streamed in and it still didn't work. But I don't think drivers are the problem because all it should do if the drivers are not there is not be able to see any drives. Mine crashes all the way to the blue screen of death right after the part where the files load. Floppy disk is not an option as my system cannot support a floppy drive at all.

Thanks

thanks for over riding my thread
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23 Jul 2011   #7

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

[quote]Floppy disk is not an option as my system cannot support a floppy drive at all.[quote] All PC support a floppy drive. ( may need a USB one)

[quote]I made a disk with the SATA drivers slip streamed in and it still didn't work.[quote] Are using the right drivers?
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24 Jul 2011   #8
Microsoft MVP

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by corduroy33 View Post
hi guys i need some help hear, i want to dual boot with Windows 7 with win xp, i have windows 7 ultimate installed now and i want to install winxp pro with out screwing my windows 7 install thanks
Let us know how it goes. We're ready to help you.
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24 Jul 2011   #9

cogeco
 
 

ok i installed window 7 under ide mode in bios, then i installed win xp pro 32bit, now when i restart the pc i don't get a boot list giving me the options to pick what os i want to go into, it just automatically loads into win xp pro, now where do i go from hear to make win 7 reappear, also i should of stated i have both win 7 and win xp installed on separate physical drives
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24 Jul 2011   #10
Microsoft MVP

 

You should have told us beforehand you have separate HD's as we would have had you unplug the Windows 7 HD during install so each would retain its own boot files.

Then after install plug back in the other OS HD, set the preferred one to boot first in BIOS setup, boot the other using the Asus F8 one-time BIOS boot manager.

See if you can trigger Windows 7 HD now to boot by tapping the F8 key at bootup and accessing the one-time BIOS Boot Menu.

If not, look in Disk mgmt to see which OS partitions are labeled System Active, which means they retain their own boot files.

If Windows 7 no longer has the System flag on its partition, mark it Active in XP Disk Mgmt, then power down to unplug XP HD, boot the Windows 7 DVD Repair console or Repair CD to run Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times until Windows 7 starts on its own. Then plug it back in and Set first to boot in BIOS setup, boot XP using F8 key at boot.

If you prefer a Windows managed Dual Boot which will interlock the HD's rather than remain independent as with a BIOS-managed Dual boot, then follow Steps 7-12 in Method Two of tutorial: Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP
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