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Windows 7: Installing OS on two Internal Hard Drives

05 Oct 2011   #31
theog

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ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

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Press F12 at boot for one time boot options.
after pressing F12, it gives me the option of onboard SATA hd but it loads 7. It still doesnt give me the option of choosing which OS to load.
onboard SATA hd 1 is Windows 7,
onboard SATA hd 2 is Windows XP,


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05 Oct 2011   #32
pragnesh89

Windows 7 Professional 32 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pragnesh89 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
Press F12 at boot for one time boot options.
after pressing F12, it gives me the option of onboard SATA hd but it loads 7. It still doesnt give me the option of choosing which OS to load.
onboard SATA hd 1 is Windows 7,
onboard SATA hd 2 is Windows XP,
I still have only one option
onboard SATA hard drive

If I choose that, then it loads Windows 7
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Oct 2011   #33
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

You will need to use EasyBCD, take a look at method two in this tutorial:
Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP
will show how to use.

Use EasyBCD 2.0 in Win 7
Download EasyBCD 2.1 - NeoSmart Technologies
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05 Oct 2011   #34
pragnesh89

Windows 7 Professional 32 Bit
 
 

I hope I don't have to reinstall everything again ( It took me hours and hours
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05 Oct 2011   #35
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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NO, just use EasyBCD 2.0 in Win 7, you will be OK.
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05 Oct 2011   #36
pragnesh89

Windows 7 Professional 32 Bit
 
 

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NO, just use EasyBCD 2.0 in Win 7, you will be OK.
Well Played Sir!!!

PROBLEM SOLVED!!!!!!
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05 Oct 2011   #37
johnebadbak

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

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05 Oct 2011   #38
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pragnesh89 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pragnesh89 View Post
after pressing F12, it gives me the option of onboard SATA hd but it loads 7. It still doesnt give me the option of choosing which OS to load.
onboard SATA hd 1 is Windows 7,
onboard SATA hd 2 is Windows XP,
I still have only one option
onboard SATA hard drive

If I choose that, then it loads Windows 7
Can you click on the Onboard SATA choice at F12 to have it expand to show both HD's?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Oct 2011   #39
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pragnesh89 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
NO, just use EasyBCD 2.0 in Win 7, you will be OK.
Well Played Sir!!!

PROBLEM SOLVED!!!!!!
Well done.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Oct 2011   #40
pragnesh89

Windows 7 Professional 32 Bit
 
 

I know the problem is solved but I was just wondering if you can have a timer on this thing. Like for example, I have to press enter to load windows 7/xp, I mean it's not a problem for me, but what about non-techs? How can I add a timer that if I dont press enter in 10 seconds it will automatically load windows 7.
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