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Windows 7: dual os win 7

29 Jul 2012   #11
gregrocker

 

In order to install to an MBR disk on an EFI BIOS you 'll need to enter BIOS setup and either remove EFI Boot disk from Boot Order listings, or look for a setting for Legacy BIOS instead of EFI. Disk - Clean and Clean All with Diskpart Command

Otherwise you'll need to wipe the HD with Diskpart CLean Command followed by the command Convert MBR, then install using these special steps for EFI BIOS: UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 7 with


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29 Jul 2012   #12
bindupanesar

win 7 ult 64
 
 

hi thanks that problem is solved thanks

now can i install xp pro 32 in asus g75vw
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29 Jul 2012   #13
bindupanesar

win 7 ult 64
 
 

thanks arc that problm is solved but when i restart computer that dosnt ask which hdd u want to use
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29 Jul 2012   #14
gregrocker

 

Unplug all other HD's except the one you want to install XP upon. After install plug back in Win7 HD, set it first to boot in BIOS setup, then boot XP using the one-time BIOS BOot Menu key.

Note that you'll likely have to install both OS's to either MBR or GPT disk as explained in my post earlier. I don't think you can split them, although you can try.

Are you booting the XP installer? Does it show a drive selection screen where you can choose the HD by size, then full format it? If not you'll likely have to Slipstream storage drivers into the XP installer ISO first.
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29 Jul 2012   #15
Arc

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bindupanesar View Post
thanks arc that problm is solved but when i restart computer that dosnt ask which hdd u want to use
In your situation it will not ask autometically.

Either you are to use the boot menu key to select which hdd to boot up, or you are to set up a dual boot environment.

For boot menu key, look at youe motherboards manual, or the motherboard's splash screen after power up the computer.

For set up a dual boot menu, you are to use easybcd. Download the free non commercial version from the page EasyBCD - Take control of your boot loader | NeoSmart Technologies , install it in either of your installation, and add the other boot entry using it.
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29 Jul 2012   #16
bindupanesar

win 7 ult 64
 
 

how can i install xp pro 32 in same machine asus g75 vw when i start xp setup after few mint screen will blue and stop installing
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29 Jul 2012   #17
gregrocker

 

I explained this above. You'll need SATA Drivers - Slipstream into Windows XP CD

Better to virtualize XP within Win7, or install problem XP program in Compatibility Mode.
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