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Windows 7: i need to install win7 and xp sp3 with out lossing any system after format

26 Feb 2009   #1

windows xp sp3
 
 
i need to install win7 and xp sp3 with out lossing any system after format

i use xp sp3 in active partion c drive

i need to install and use windows7 in another drive d

and do not loss windows 7 booting if i format c drive

so i need this

xp in c

windows 7 in d

format c win xp damage

and use windows 7

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26 Feb 2009   #2

 
 

Just to clarify:

You already have XP installed on C:\ and then wish to install Windows 7 on a sepereate partition d:\?

Once Windows 7 is installed you plan to format and remove the XP partition completely, without loosing the ability to boot into Windows 7?

If you lose the ability to boot Windows 7 after formatting your XP partition, use your 7 installation dvd to perform a start up repair which will repair your boot loader.
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27 Feb 2009   #3

windows xp sp3
 
 

thankxxx
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22 Dec 2009   #4

w7 ultimate 64-bit sp1
 
 
help plz

how about other way around,
i had Windows 7 but had to come back to win xp (modem driver issues)
Windows 7 is on c win xp on d, need to format c
ty
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22 Dec 2009   #5

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Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

I assume C is the first partition and is Active?

Go to folder options, show Hidden files, copy and paste NTLDR, NTDETECT.COM and BOOT.INI from C to D.

Mark D Active. Restart.
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22 Dec 2009   #6

w7 ultimate 64-bit sp1
 
 

c&d are 2hd's, i copy & paste files mentioned above.
can i format c using winxp/Windows 7 cd now or is there some other way?

ty
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22 Dec 2009   #7
Microsoft MVP

 

see below dup sorry
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22 Dec 2009   #8
Microsoft MVP

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mike009 View Post
c&d are 2hd's, i copy & paste files mentioned above.
can i format c using winxp/Windows 7 cd now or is there some other way?

ty
Try unplugging the Windows 7 drive now to see if XP starts up with the boot files you copied.

If not, please plug back in Windows 7 drive and post a screenshot of your full Disk Management map, using Snipping tool in Start Menu, attached using paper clip in reply box.
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23 Dec 2009   #9

w7 ultimate 64-bit sp1
 
 

removing C, i was unable to boot "no boot device found"

do i need to edit boot.ini file? the one i copied from C?

default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(1)\WINDOWS
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect /usepmtimer

Windows 7 don't load after installing winxp on D

in attachment is ss of disk management

ty


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23 Dec 2009   #10

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

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