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Windows 7: Reinstall XP on Dual boot system with 7


29 Sep 2009   #1

Windows XP Pro SP3 / Windows 7RC 7100
 
 
Reinstall XP on Dual boot system with 7

Hi all,

Hoping that someone will be able to help me out. I had previously had XP then Windows 7 installed in that order.

Just today I needed to reinstall XP on the same partition that it was on. Now my problem is that because of the reinstall, the bootloader that Windows 7 changed is now gone and I no longer have the option to select Win 7 during bootup.

Is there away to get the option back without having to re-install Windows 7 all over again?


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29 Sep 2009   #2

XP, Seven, 2008R2
 
 

Yes. Boot from the Windows 7 DVD and run startup repair. Further info in the tutorials section (use search).
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29 Sep 2009   #3

Windows XP Pro SP3 / Windows 7RC 7100
 
 

Thanks sup3rsprt. Thats done the trick
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29 Sep 2009   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

On that system, especially, you shouldn't be wasting your time with dual-booting (dead tech to me). XP Mode eliminates the need to dual boot.
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29 Sep 2009   #5

XP, Seven, 2008R2
 
 

You're welcome SnapCount.

I dual boot with Windows XP also, for gaming (most games still run fastest in Windows XP - faster graphics, better sound).
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29 Sep 2009   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Older games, maybe, but many of those will run perfectly fine in XP Mode. Newer, more recent games, are running faster in Windows 7.
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29 Sep 2009   #7

XP, Seven, 2008R2
 
 

Windows XP is a faster gaming platform for 99% of games. Including most of the recent ones. There is really no disputing it.
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29 Sep 2009   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sup3rsprt View Post
Windows XP is a faster gaming platform for 99% of games. Including most of the recent ones. There is really no disputing it.
Most major trade mags would dispute what you are saying, so if you disagree, you could always contact them. I won't even go into most users testing on HardForum, or many other respected online sites doing their own testing. I'd say there's plenty disputing it!

Rather than just spout random facts, and get accused of being wrong, here's a very good article, from a well-respected site.

http://www.firingsquad.com/hardware/...ing/page12.asp

XP, running native on a system, is a dead, outdated method. It's time to let the venerable legend pass on, and go with the new favorite.
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29 Sep 2009   #9

XP, Seven, 2008R2
 
 

I don't need to read any articles written by someone else to see the facts. I'm an expert gamer and 99% of games run better on Windows XP. I have run plenty of benchmarks, and seen other experts who make benchmarks that prove it. In my opinion Windows XP is not dead technology when it can still outperform 7 in some areas. If you don't like XP, that's fine with me. Have a cookie.
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29 Sep 2009   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sup3rsprt View Post
I don't need to read any articles written by someone else to see the facts.
Then you need to check your definition of facts. A tried and true test, that's repeatable, will ALWAYS trump one individuals experiences. I could tell you that my computer cured cancer yesterday, does that mean it is true and factual? What if I said I was an "expert gamer" and found that 99% of my games run better on Windows 7...would that automatically be factual?

Absoultely not, and its rather foolish to ignore a scientific test over personal opinion. Don't take my word for it, and don't take one website's word for it. Educate yourself by reading several tests done by various parties. If you choose not to, and want to close your mind to facts, that's fine....but don't mislead others or give bad advice just because you don't choose to believe it.

I won't even touch the security comment in your signature, because it clearly shows you close your minds to facts and make up your own mind to suit your own purposes. If you decided to open your mind, and educate yourself with some reading, you'll find out what OS is more secure.

Do as you wish, and think what you wish with your own system, but when you are giving advice to others, and answering their questions...stick to the facts. You wouldn't want your auto mechanic lying to you, or giving you incorrect info, would you?
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