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Windows 7: How can i install dual booting os with Recovery disk?

16 Sep 2011   #1
K S K Prasad

Win7 Professional X64
 
 
How can i install dual booting os with Recovery disk?

Hi Techies.. I had purchased dell XPS15 with win7 professional,
where dell is no more providing os installation media i made a recovery disk.

First i want partition C: drive without formatting it. and then

How can i install dual booting os with this recovery disk?


My System SpecsSystem Spec
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16 Sep 2011   #2
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

As you have Windows 7 professional try:
Windows XP Mode - Install and Setup


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
System Restore Points - Stop XP Dual Boot Delete - Vista Forums
My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 Sep 2011   #3
K S K Prasad

Win7 Professional X64
 
 

@Theog

Please understand my situation and reply..

I had purchased dell XPS15 with Windows 7 professional,
where dell is no more providing os installation media i made a recovery disk.

First i want partition C: drive without formatting it. and then

How can i install dual booting os(only win7) with this Recovery disk?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.


16 Sep 2011   #4
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Dual boot?

Windows 7 professional & Win XP
or
Windows 7 professional & Vista
My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 Sep 2011   #5
K S K Prasad

Win7 Professional X64
 
 

Windows 7 professional & Windows 7 professional

But i need to install from Recovery media only.. Dell didnt provided OS media disk
My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 Sep 2011   #6
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

To Dual boot Windows 7 professional 32 bit & Windows 7 professional 64 bit, you will need to buy a licence key & DVD Disk, as you only have one licence.

one licence = one install.
two licence = two installs.

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My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 Sep 2011   #7
K S K Prasad

Win7 Professional X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
To Dual boot Windows 7 professional 32 bit & Windows 7 professional 64 bit, you will need to buy a licence key & DVD Disk, as you only have one licence.

one licence = one install.
two licence = two installs.

Buy Windows Products Windows 7 Special Offers Shop Your Favorite Store
In dual boot i will not use license for another Win7.. i will use it for lab purpose

Firstly please tell How can i install dual booting os(only win7) with this Recovery disk?

(Note: From Recovery disk)
My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 Sep 2011   #8
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

one licence = one install.
two licence = two installs.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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