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Windows 7: Windows 7 main os dual boot XP

16 Jan 2010   #1

windows 7 professional 64 bit
 
 
Windows 7 main os dual boot XP

I don't know if there is a guide out there to be able to have 7 as your main os and then dual boot xp as your secondary. If there is can someone please link me to a link or a video that would be so helpful thank you.

Ive already created the disk partition on windows 7 and then i tried to install xp by restarting and having it run, it got to the screen it was loading files.... then all of a sudden the laptop got a bluescreen so i have a feeling i am doing something wrong.

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16 Jan 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

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16 Jan 2010   #3

windows 7 professional 64 bit
 
 

Ok i've done so far everything in that guide but i keep bluescreening when xp is at its installation point before i can choose what i want to do. where it is loading the kernells and stuff.

Help?

This laptop is brand new just bought it a couple hours ago.
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16 Jan 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sotorious View Post
Ok i've done so far everything in that guide but i keep bluescreening when xp is at its installation point before i can choose what i want to do. where it is loading the kernells and stuff.

Help?
Bad disc?
Can you post a screenshot of your drive map via Windows 7 as to how you have the partitons set up?
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16 Jan 2010   #5

windows 7 professional 64 bit
 
 

I dont think its a bad disk as i used this cd last week i could be wrong

ok here is a screen shot of the blue screen and also a screen shot of the disk management i think that is what you were looking for.

I went ahead and named the drive already to windows xp

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16 Jan 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Make your xp partiton primary and active

Right click in the disc management and set as primary and active
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16 Jan 2010   #7

windows 7 professional 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Minotar View Post
Make your xp partiton primary and active

Right click in the disc management and set as primary and active
where do i find that i right clicked on the drive and i dont see where it says set as primary active. i do that to the windows xp one.
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16 Jan 2010   #8

windows 7 professional 64 bit
 
 

It gives me the option highlighted on the main drive and the other ones its blanked out. but the partition that i made its not even showing that option when i right click it. is that what is causing it to bluescreen
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16 Jan 2010   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sotorious View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Minotar View Post
Make your xp partiton primary and active

Right click in the disc management and set as primary and active
where do i find that i right clicked on the drive and i dont see where it says set as primary active. i do that to the windows xp one.
You can do it with Partition Wizard Free Download Partition Wizard
If you wish to,i can guide you through it.

I use it instead of Windows Disc Management. With Disc Management you will have to re format as Primary and NTFS.

Sorry about the confusion.
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16 Jan 2010   #10

windows 7 professional 64 bit
 
 

So what do you mean i would have to reformat it as primary basically do a clean install on the whole laptop? Because 7 came booted on this laptop and i dont have another 7 disk for the laptop and i was trying to get an xp as a dual boot as it needs to have xp for a certain thing. this is for a business.

If you want you can guide me threw it if you have aim or something or if you would like to continue threw this forum. It would be better threw im ill be home in 20 mins
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