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Windows 7: Add Windows 7 VHD to XP

23 May 2010   #1

Windows XP, Windows 7 Ultimate, Ubutun 10.04
Add Windows 7 VHD to XP

Hi all.
Last month, I had Windows XP SP3 dual booting with Windows 7 Ultimate VHD.
I reinstalled Windows XP SP3 and still had Windows 7 VHD file in drive D.
I has read the previous thread how to add win7 vhd to my pc but my situation is different.

I had tried booting from WINDOWS 7 DVD, press Shift F10 to open Command Prompt, typed diskpart
sel vdisk file=D:\windows7\win7.vhd
attach vdisk

bootrec /rebuildbcd
bootrec /fixboot

then i typed bcdedit
it listed 2 entries : 1 is XP SP3 and 2 is Windows 7 VHD

but after restart, It didn't show the boot menu, It only loads Windows XP

So I need windows 7 boot manager installed on C:, right?

How could I add existing vhd to XP instead of creating a new vhd and installing windows 7 on it ?
Can I install Windows 7 on Virtual Machine in Virtual Box and then copy Windows 7 Boot manager to C in my XP?
Sorry for my English, I am not English speaker.

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26 Aug 2010   #2

7 SP1 / 8

I have the same problem. Can someone solve it?
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26 Aug 2010   #3
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bernard View Post
I have the same problem. Can someone solve it?

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