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Windows 7: 2 Operating Systems

03 May 2009   #1

Windows 7
 
 
2 Operating Systems

Hey guys,
I've got Windows 7 RC1 installed and on the same disk I had created a 20GB parition for future references.
Due to requirements of booting XP because of lack of hardware compatibility, I chose to install XP on the 20GB parition.
Now I cannot boot in to Windows 7. It simply loads XP.
Any way around this?
Thanks...

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03 May 2009   #2

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Hi the803,

Have a look at the following Tutorial Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP and follow Method Two point 7 onwards.
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03 May 2009   #3

Windows 7
 
 

Thanks Dwarf. It works.
So if I want to remove the Windows XP installation I just format that partition? Then I guess I'll have to remove XP from EasyBCD too?
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03 May 2009   #4
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello the803,

You should be able to just remove XP from within Windows 7 using the tutorial below.

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...list-boot.html

If for some reason your boot file gets messed up after deleting the XP partition, then you can run a Startup Repair to be able to boot back to Windows 7 again.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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03 May 2009   #5

Windows 7
 
 

Thanks for your reply Shawn.
Unfortunately, in boot I only see Windows 7 - not XP =[
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03 May 2009   #6
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Strange, you should see XP listed there in Windows 7 after completing all of METHOD TWO.
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