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Windows 7: daul boot win7 then xp

06 Nov 2009   #1

windows 7 ultiamate 32bit
daul boot win7 then xp

i have 7 installed with a extra 50 gig of space on a separate partition.How would i install xp to that partition.Will i have to remove 7 then and xp then put 7 back on.

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06 Nov 2009   #2

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Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64

First, you should know that it is difficult to remove XP from the dual boot manager and get Win7 to boot. We have had a lot of people that want to remove XP from their computer after dual booting for a short time.

It's you decision but, if you could tell us what you want XP for, someone on the forum might have an easy solution.

Which version of Win7 do you have installed?

It's much easier to install XP first and then Win7. But, you can install XP after Win7.

Have a look at this Seven Forums tutorial Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP.

Let us know if you have any questions.
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