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Windows 7: Strange Install Problem

28 Jun 2014   #31
PussEKatt

Windows home premium 64 bit
 
 

The reason I have 3 windows 7s is because I use the large one for games only (N) I use the 250GB one (A) for downloading patches music etc etc and for using utilities like Gimp for photo editing.I use the smallest partition 50GB (C) for E-Mails and surfing only.
I know how to wipe XP and make (A) bigger ( enlarge partition ) but I would like to keep XP if I can ( for older games ) any way of doing this ?


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28 Jun 2014   #32
gregrocker

 

If you want XP since it is booting all OS's anyway right now then I would go ahead and try to repair it. If it succeeds it will grab the boot for itself as XP does when installed/repaired last. But this is OK since you want to reassert the Win7 bootloader anyway to move the System flag to Win7 to have your main Win7 OS booting the system and not XP. We can help you do this as we have for thousands of others successfully.

First, put your XP disk in the drive and boot it. Follow these steps to attempt to repair XP boot: How to Fix MBR in Windows XP and Vista

If this doesn't boot XP, then boot into disk again to run an XP Repair Install.

Once XP starts, I'd save a backup image so you have a working copy of XP backed up which you can reapply anywhere in the future: Macrium - Image your system

Now to reaasert the Win7 boot while moving the System flag to Win7 from XP so that Win7 is booting your system.

Follow these steps:

From XP or if necessary the Win7 disk Mark your main Win7 Partition Active, then power down to unplug all other drives, boot into Win7 disk to run Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times until Win7 starts and holds the System flag.

Now install EasyBCD (click Download - no Name or Email required) to add the other OS's.


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29 Jun 2014   #33
PussEKatt

Windows home premium 64 bit
 
 

Thanks,I will try that,but note that I will be away for this week so can not get back to you till next week.Ok.
Thanks
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