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Windows 7: Trying to install XP on a separate drive for dual boot


16 Oct 2009   #1

Windows 7 RC1
 
 
Trying to install XP on a separate drive for dual boot

I have Windows 7 RC1, and am trying to install XP on a separate drive but am getting the following error:

"Setup could not load the keyboard layout file KBDUS.DLL.
Setup cannot continue. Power down or reboot your computer now."

I restart and am able to go back to Windows 7...Any ideas on how to get around this??


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18 Oct 2009   #2

Windows 7 RC1
 
 

Interesting...I removed the power off one of my hard drives. I had 20 partitions and I think that's what was messing with the install. I got XP installed and it works. I then installed Easy BCD but it gave an error of not being able to detect a vista install. If I don't hit F8 when I boot the system, it goes straight into Windows 7, which is fine. Do I need to create a boot menu using EasyBCD or do I just go into the F8 menu?
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18 Oct 2009   #3

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Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tubalcain View Post
Interesting...I removed the power off one of my hard drives. I had 20 partitions and I think that's what was messing with the install. I got XP installed and it works. I then installed Easy BCD but it gave an error of not being able to detect a vista install. If I don't hit F8 when I boot the system, it goes straight into Windows 7, which is fine. Do I need to create a boot menu using EasyBCD or do I just go into the F8 menu?
EasyBCD should be able to do this for you.

Open EasyBCD,
click Add/Remove entries,

under Add an Entry,
in Type select Vista,
give it a name,
select the corresponding drive letter,
click Add Entry.

This will give you the Dual Boot menu when you start up.

Let us know the results.
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18 Oct 2009   #4

Windows 7 RC1
 
 

When I'm in XP, XP thinks it C: but it's really not. Does EasyBCD screw up drive letters when I go back into Windows 7?

The good thing is that I only had to dualboot to XP beause Pro Tools M-Powered 7.4 does not work with Windows 7, as soon as they release a version for 7, bye bye XP for good.
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18 Oct 2009   #5

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Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tubalcain View Post
When I'm in XP, XP thinks it C: but it's really not. Does EasyBCD screw up drive letters when I go back into Windows 7?

The good thing is that I only had to dualboot to XP beause Pro Tools M-Powered 7.4 does not work with Windows 7, as soon as they release a version for 7, bye bye XP for good.
When you boot into Windows 7 the partition it's in will be C:

When you boot into XP the partition it's in will call itself C: also.

The un-used OS partition will use another drive letter. This is normal.
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