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Windows 7: Killed Windows 7 installing XP

15 Aug 2009   #1
DexterPunk

Win7 and XP
 
 
Killed Windows 7 installing XP

i had to replace an install of XP x64 with x86 (32bit version) on another partition, and well yeah, its changed my boot screen so no option to boot win7... i followed some advice to boot from the windows 7 disc, and select repair your computer.. and then run command prompt and type the commands 'bootrec /fixmbr' and 'bootrec /fixboot'... both commands seemed to have worked, but on a restart.... straight into XP. Ive searched fairly hard, the only other option ive seen was purchasing some software to fix it. Surely theres another way? any help appreciated.

Edit: lol ok, ive got it booting back into win7 by repairing the start up... which is great!! but now theres no option to boot in XP! aghhh!! lol any ideas?


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15 Aug 2009   #2
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Did you try booting the install disc of Windows 7 and doing a startup repair?
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15 Aug 2009   #3
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

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15 Aug 2009   #4
DexterPunk

Win7 and XP
 
 


thanks guys!!

@ Zidane24 - hehe yeah i figured that out just as you posted...

@ Dinesh - thanks so much for that!! easybcd worked a treat! you guys are life savers... thanks very much.
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15 Aug 2009   #5
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

oh that's awesome. cheers.
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