Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: How do i Dual-Boot Win7Ult and XP?

11 Dec 2012   #1
SteelHP

Windows 7 Home Premium X32
 
 
How do i Dual-Boot Win7Ult and XP?

Title says it.
How? Complete newbie, never partioned, dual-booted or anything like that.
Hard Drive is... 282 size, 236 free.
How? I NEED MY TRUSTY WIN7!


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
11 Dec 2012   #2
gregrocker

 

You think it might be a good idea to tell us which OS is already on the PC?

Follow these steps to Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Dec 2012   #3
SteelHP

Windows 7 Home Premium X32
 
 

Win7 is already on.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

11 Dec 2012   #4
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
You think it might be a good idea to tell us which OS is already on the PC?

Follow these steps to Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP
Option Two of tutorial above.

First check for all the Win XP drivers for your hardware.
You can check your HP/compaq PC here:
General XP Downgrade Guide for HP Laptops - HP Support Forum
NOTE: Please read this thread fully.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Dec 2012   #5
gregrocker

 

Then shrink the WIn7 partition enough for your XP partition, boot the XP CD, create and full format the partition. If the HD is not seen by the XP CD then you'll have to provide SATA Drivers - Slipstream into Windows XP CD.

Once XP starts up the easiest way now on modern hardware is to mark WIn7 partition Active and run Startup Repair - Run up to 3 Separate Times to restart Win7, then install EasyBCD (click Download - no Name or Email required) to add XP on it's Add OS Entry tab. Accept offered XP boot files, Save, reboot to Dual Boot Menu.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Dec 2012   #6
SteelHP

Windows 7 Home Premium X32
 
 

Brilliant, thanks!
I can go on XP too now!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Dec 2012   #7
gregrocker

 

Good work.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 How do i Dual-Boot Win7Ult and XP?




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Going from XP/XP dual boot to Win7/XP dual boot on a new drive
Hi, This is my first question on this forum. The drives on my PC are currently configured the following way: Disk 1 (600 GB) - Partition 1: C: "System" (XP, bootable) (50 GB) - Partition 2: D: "Music" (XP, bootable) (50 GB) - Partition 3: E: "Samples" (500 Go) Disk 2 (1 TB) -...
Installation & Setup
How To: image Win7Ult from dead MacBookPro SSD to new Lenovo X1 Carbon
Hey all. I've been using a Macbook Pro 15" for years, with Win7 Ultimate installed. Naturally I have everything just so.. It died a few days ago. I figured it was the SSD, but it was the mainboard or something. I now have a new Lenovo X1 Carbon, and the SSD from the MacBook Pro is in an...
Backup and Restore
dual boot , reinstall the windows and lost dual boot
Hello Everyone , i was wondering if anyone could help me in this matter : i have windows7 and Redhat on my Laptop , i have removed and reinstalled the Windows7 last night and after that lost the Dual boot option , in fact the system is booting on windows7 and there is no option to chose...
Installation & Setup
Driver Issues|nVidia 8600m GT|Win7Ult 64|VAIO
Hello. This forum has so far given me the most hope for solving my driver issues... Here's my story, I hope you can help! Computer: VAIO VGN-AR870 Former OS: Windows Vista Home Premium 32-bit Current OS: Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit GPU: nVidia 8600m GT I've tried installing the drivers from...
Drivers
Dual Boot Issue (Lost my Dual Boot Menu)
Hey Guys, So I just got my hands on Windows 7 and wanted to play around with it, and everything works but: Previous Computer Setup: I had a dual boot with XP and Vista that worked perfectly (both OS's were on separate HD's and worked / booted correctly.) Drive C: --------> Vista (Now...
Installation & Setup


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:43.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App