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Windows 7: Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP

28 Apr 2009   #989
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 
Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP

How to Setup a Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP


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10 Nov 2010   #990
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're most welcome Olel. I'm happy to hear that you got it sorted.

A startup repair may also run the commands that Vnikosv posted above as well if it think it's needed.

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11 Nov 2010   #991
Smoke

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Just got done doing this setup, works great.
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13 Nov 2010   #992
pungvit

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Error on EasyBCD

I've done step by step as what is in METHOD TWO,
but i have problem in step 10, like this my problem.

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14 Nov 2010   #993
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

You may need to start Windows 7 to add XP as EasyBCD works better. To start Windows 7 you need to mark its partition active and then run Startup Repair from the DVD up to 3 separate times:

Partition - Mark as Active
Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times
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18 Nov 2010   #994
hedgehoghappy

windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

Hi Happy here,

I am wondering if it is possible to do this on an inspiron 15 laptop?
i try but everything i do the pc stops me as
'there is a problem and to save windows form damage risk we need to shut you down'
or something...

if anyone can show how that would also be grand ^_^
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18 Nov 2010   #995
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Hi Happy -

Are you trying to install Windows 7 or XP?

Have you shrunk the existing OS partition to make space for a dual boot install?

Are you booting the new OS installer to try install?
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19 Nov 2010   #996
hedgehoghappy

windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

Im trying to install xp, i have shrunk the partition and im not entirley sure what you mean by the last part, but i think i know why it hasn't been working,
I have a SATA and didnt do the thing for it...
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19 Nov 2010   #997
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Happy, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Yep, you will need to do the thing to load the SATA drivers before XP will be able to be installed.

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If you have a SATA drive, then you will need to do either one of these options to load the SATA drivers for XP.
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20 Nov 2010   #998
hedgehoghappy

windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

I got to the bit where you copy the drivers, two things,

where do i find the driver i need, and do i keep the xp disk in when i burn?
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20 Nov 2010   #999
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Hedgehoghappy, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You should be able to get the SATA drivers for XP at the Dell driver download link below. You will just need to select your computer's type and model there.

Dell - Drivers and Downloads

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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