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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
tonteee

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
smarteyeball

 
 

Just to clarify:

You already have XP installed on C:\ and then wish to install W7 on a sepereate partition d:\?

Once W7 is installed you plan to format and remove the XP partition completely, without loosing the ability to boot into W7?

If you lose the ability to boot W7 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
tonteee

windows xp sp3
 
 

thankxxx
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22 Dec 2009   #4
mike009

w7 ultimate 64-bit sp1
 
 
help plz

how about other way around,
i had w7 but had to come back to win xp (modem driver issues)
w7 is on c win xp on d, need to format c
ty
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22 Dec 2009   #5
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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
mike009

w7 ultimate 64-bit sp1
 
 

c&d are 2hd's, i copy & paste files mentioned above.
can i format c using winxp/w7 cd now or is there some other way?

ty
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22 Dec 2009   #7
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 
 

see below dup sorry
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22 Dec 2009   #8
gregrocker
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/w7 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 Win7 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
mike009

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

w7 don't load after installing winxp on D

in attachment is ss of disk management

ty


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23 Dec 2009   #10
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

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