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Windows 7: Dual Boot... loading the other os?

24 Sep 2009   #1

windows 7
 
 
Dual Boot... loading the other os?

alrighty.... well, i made my self a dual boot today, and well, emm. when i turn my computer on it only boots as windows xp (the dual boots between xp and seven].... as i said before, it only boots as xp when i turn it on... but i know i still have the 7 partition because i can access the files of it... so my question is.... How do i boot as windows 7...

keep in mind i have a asus motherboard and bios... if that makes any difference.. help please?

thanks in advance, i forgot

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24 Sep 2009   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Iforgotart View Post
alrighty.... well, i made my self a dual boot today, and well, emm. when i turn my computer on it only boots as windows xp (the dual boots between xp and seven].... as i said before, it only boots as xp when i turn it on... but i know i still have the 7 partition because i can access the files of it... so my question is.... How do i boot as windows 7...

keep in mind i have a asus motherboard and bios... if that makes any difference.. help please?

thanks in advance, i forgot
Forgot

I suspect you put win 7 on first then XP, right? In either case you are going to have to do some editing with BCDedit. its built in to win 7. First you should probably read about dual booting here Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP

then when you are ready to do the editing you can read about bcdedit here BCDEDIT - How to Use

hope this helps and feel free to ask if you need help with any of it

Ken
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24 Sep 2009   #3

windows 7
 
 

ye, i put 7 in first then xp... and this sounds like a good way to spend the rest of my night...

**edit

Mehh, i read those two things.. im still lost as hell
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24 Sep 2009   #4

windows 7
 
 

Bump please!!!!!!!!!!
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25 Sep 2009   #5

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Run startup repair from the 7 dvd 3 times.

Boot into 7. Open an elevated cmd prompt - type: ( press enter after each command ):


bcdedit /create {ntldr} /d “XP”
bcdedit /set {ntldr} device boot
bcdedit /set {ntldr} path ntldr
bcdedit /displayorder {ntldr} /addlast
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25 Sep 2009   #6

windows 7
 
 

^ Thanks, ill give this a try later.... also, is there an easier way if im willing to delete XP all together?

thanks, iforgot
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25 Sep 2009   #7

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Iforgotart View Post
^ Thanks, ill give this a try later.... also, is there an easier way if im willing to delete XP all together?

thanks, iforgot

Sure ... format the drive, erasing all the partitions, and reinstall .. easy peasy...
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25 Sep 2009   #8

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Run startup repair from the 7 dvd 3 times.

Boot into 7. Open an elevated cmd prompt - type: ( press enter after each command ):


bcdedit /create {ntldr} /d “XP”
bcdedit /set {ntldr} device boot
bcdedit /set {ntldr} path ntldr
bcdedit /displayorder {ntldr} /addlast
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Iforgotart View Post
^ Thanks, ill give this a try later.... also, is there an easier way if im willing to delete XP all together?

thanks, iforgot
Is that difficult? If the commands are alarming:

Run startup repair from 7 dvd 3 times. Boot into 7. Download the free Easybcd - use that to add the XP entry - it will do the commands for you.

Download EasyBCD 1.7.2 - NeoSmart Technologies
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25 Sep 2009   #9

windows 7
 
 

well, i was hoping to fix it from Xp, but i guess i cannot..
i just dont know how to run the startup repair
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25 Sep 2009   #10

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Step One here:

Recovering the Vista Bootloader from the DVD - NeoSmart Technologies Wiki

The process is the same for the 7 dvd.

Boot the 7 dvd - windows loading files- select language and keyboard, Next - you get a screen saying Install Now - DON'T CLICK THAT- at the bottom of that same screen it says Repair My Computer - click that.
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