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Windows 7: Dual Booting

16 Mar 2016   #11
blondie357

Windows 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
I made this little tutorial for you:

Dual Boot - Delete a OS
Thank you very much, however I screwed up by trying to reboot so I can't get into any of that at the moment.


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16 Mar 2016   #12
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Try to "Add new entry" with EasyBCD.
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16 Mar 2016   #13
blondie357

Windows 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 

I cant get to it.. i am unable to boot to any operating system now.
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17 Mar 2016   #14
pippox0

Windows7 Pro
 
 

Use Windows 7 install dvd to repair boot . When you launch w7 dvd , then search for w7 installed Os in hdd , then repair booting process.

When w7 boot again , use easyBcd to repair/fix Windows Xp entry.

Usually installling Xp after W7 can messed up bootloader.
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17 Mar 2016   #15
blondie357

Windows 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Thanks..I have tried several times now, its not repairing it. Going to try a restore next.
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17 Mar 2016   #16
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
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Windows will not let you create a 4th Primary partition, it never will.
I think this is not quite correct. You can have 4 primary partitions in MBR and 250 or so in GPT. But a 5th primary in MBR will change all partitions to dynamics.
Wolfgang, I never said you can`t have 4 Primary partitions, I said.....

Windows will not let you make 4 primary partitions, you have to use a 3rd party program.
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17 Mar 2016   #17
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by blondie357 View Post
OK so I used that program to make the area I shrunk a primary partition. I then rebooted and installed XP onto it. That part went fine. I used EasyBCD to add windows 7 to the boot list. When I tried rebooting and choosing windows 7, it starts to load the logo and then reboots. I am stuck in that loop. XP will boot up fine, 7 will not. If I go into XP and look in msconfig, this is what my boot.ini looks like.


Doesn't look right does it? Please help!
Did I not tell you that would happen ?

And I told you how to repair it.
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17 Mar 2016   #18
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pippox0 View Post
Use Windows 7 install dvd to repair boot . When you launch w7 dvd , then search for w7 installed Os in hdd , then repair booting process.

When w7 boot again , use easyBcd to repair/fix Windows Xp entry.

Usually installling Xp after W7 can messed up bootloader.
I said all this in reply #3
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17 Mar 2016   #19
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Quote:

Windows will not let you create a 4th Primary partition, it never will.
I think this is not quite correct. You can have 4 primary partitions in MBR and 250 or so in GPT. But a 5th primary in MBR will change all partitions to dynamics.
Wolfgang, I never said you can`t have 4 Primary partitions, I said.....

Windows will not let you make 4 primary partitions, you have to use a 3rd party program.
Sure you can make 4 primaries with disk management. Try it. You only get into trouble when you attempt to make the 5th primary - then you fall into the dynamics.
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17 Mar 2016   #20
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

So then, prey tel, why couldn`t he make a 4th primary partition with windows ???

Everything I`ve ever read says windows DM can only make 3 Primaries and the 4th will always be an extended partition.

Only 3 Primary Partitions, Disk Management windows 7 and 8

windows 7 - Only three primary partitions? - Super User

Windows 7 won't allow four primary partitions??? - AnandTech Forums

But if you say you`ve done it, I`m not gonna argue with you, no way

As you well know I would never use DM to manipulate partitions anyway
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