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Windows 7: Dual install Win 7 and XP

05 Jul 2010   #1

win 7 64
Dual install Win 7 and XP

I am running W7 64 and need an XP dual boot machine (Logitech doesn't support their old wheels in W 7 64). After reading the tutorial I started by creating a new partition and renamed to S: the 100 Mb W7 system partition. Now in W 7 I can see the following:
C: W 7 partition
E: Win 7 data partition
F: New partition for XP
S: System partition.

Insert the XP disc and when prompt to select the partition where to install XP the drive letters are mixed up. The partition I want to install XP appears as E:. The 100 Mb appears as C:, the main as D: and the W 7 data as F:.

I am afraid I am going to run into problems here. Any sugestions? Thanks

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05 Jul 2010   #2

Windows 8 Pro

No.. You should be fine.

XP is just seeing the partitions in the order they are actually in. The partition letters you set up in 7 won't be read by XP the same way.
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05 Jul 2010   #3

win 7 64

Thanks. I am going to try.
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05 Jul 2010   #4

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All ways worth reading tutorials 2 to 3 times:
Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP

Use EasyBCD 2.0 in Win 7 & Win XP.
EasyBCD 2.0 Beta Builds - The NeoSmart Forums

A bit more reading.
System Restore Points - Stop XP Dual Boot Delete - Vista Forums
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