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Windows 7: Dual Booting Windows 7 & XP


25 Feb 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit
 
 
Dual Booting Windows 7 & XP

Hi guys,

I am currently using Windows 7 but have had to install Windows XP due to some programs not working with Windows 7. I have fully installed Windows XP but at start up it does not give me an option to choose between the two and automatically loads up XP. Is there anyway i can sort this out.

Thanks for your help in advance.

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25 Feb 2010   #2

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Welcome!

See this tutorial: Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP

You can also try running a Startup Repair on Windows 7. If the repair doesn't work, try setting the 7 partition as active: http://www.sevenforums.com/installat...-problems.html

Hope this helps,
~JK
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25 Feb 2010   #3

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mushy121 View Post
Hi guys,

I am currently using Windows 7 but have had to install Windows XP due to some programs not working with Windows 7. I have fully installed Windows XP but at start up it does not give me an option to choose between the two and automatically loads up XP. Is there anyway i can sort this out.

Thanks for your help in advance.

Yoou need to use an app like bcdedit to edit and create the boot menu. there is a tutorial on its use in the tutorial section here. BCDEDIT - How to Use

let us know if you need help

Ken
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25 Feb 2010   #4
Microsoft MVP

 

Mark Windows 7 active, boot the Windows 7 DVD Repair console, click through to recovery tools list, run Startup Repair up to 3 separate times with reboots until 7 starts.

Then install EasyBCD 2.0 after quick registration to use beta. Add XP on Add/remove tab, accept boot files offered, Save and restart.
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