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Windows 7: How to install Win XP AFTER Windows 7 beta

17 Mar 2009   #1

Windows 7 build 7000
How to install Win XP AFTER Windows 7 beta

Hi guys, i made a fresh install of windows 7 beta build 7000 on my pc, now i want to have win xp or vista as a dual boot.
I tried installing XP on a second partition, D drive, everything goes normal until the machine reboots for the first time to continue XP installation, then i get an error messege, Disk Boot Failure, I managed to bring back somehow the windows 7 boot loader.
I wanna try again, but what do i do when that error message appears ?
thanks a lot, great forum btw.

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18 Mar 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, XP Mode, W8.1 Preview VM - 7 Pro x64 second remote tower

The disk boot error is simply forgetting to reset the hard drive as the first in the boot order. Too often people go into the bios directly rather then simply bringing up the boot device menu to select the optical drive while leaving the hard drive set as the default.

The F1, F8, F12, or other F key is assigned to boot floppy, cd/dvd, or hard drive if the bios on your board sees a key assigned for that. It makes life a little easier since that's the one time session needed for seeing all setup files copied over.

Once you install XP or Vista onto the second partition the mbr information for 7 needs to be repaired using the startup repair tool. For seeing a 7/Vista dual boot refer to Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and Vista

With XP installed after 7 it works the same as you would see with XP following Vista since the boot loaders for Vista and 7 are the same type. You need to unhide the XP boot files to copy them to the root of the 7 primary. An edit of the boot.ini copy may be needed at times while it should show rdisk(0)partition(2).
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23 Apr 2012   #3

windows 7 32 bit
multi booting xp and 7 , installing xp after 7


hope we have to stick on to official microsoft procedures for doing this rather than depsnding on thrid party softwares. hope the link mentioned below will give to more insight in to it

installing XP after windows 7 | Desktop Reality

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