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Windows 7: FIXED! Dual Boot issue WinXP and Win 7

10 Nov 2009   #1

FIXED! Dual Boot issue WinXP and Win 7

After spending 2 days off and on fooling with EasyBCD 1.72 and trying to get Windows XP to load, I finally loaded the EASYBCD Beta 2.0 and it worked immediately....

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10 Nov 2009   #2


Win7 should configure any multi- boot properly if it is installed last and all other drives than the OS's are unplugged.

The fly in the ointment is when a data drive is marked active and confuses the Win7 installer, so keep them unplugged during install and you won't have to use old technology like EasyBCD to do what is automated in Win7 installer, and Win7 startup repair from boot.
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10 Nov 2009   #3

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Easy 2.0 is still beta and as such, I am not yet sure about reccomending it to any but the most experienced.

Having said that, the other weekend, Mahmoud went through some 10 builds, which I tested from the windows perspective - and the most recent beta seems very stable.

It does need more testing - in particular from OS X users before it is released.

It will be an awesome app. - Mahmoud has done a fantastic job - it's just not quite ready yet.
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