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Windows 7: Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP


28 Apr 2009   #1089
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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28 Jan 2011   #1090
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

BIOS should have SATA controller settings. If it's set to AHCI you may have the wrong driver slipstreamed. But if you change to IDE mode Windows 7 won't boot again.

Many or most XP programs that won't outright install in Windows 7 can be made to run using Windows 7 Compatibility Mode.

There are also free virtualization programs like Virtual Player, VMWare and Virtual Box that can run XP virtually for programs which can't be run in Windows 7.

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29 Jan 2011   #1091
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Leighton1011 View Post
Hi guys.

Just a few questions before i start the dual booting process. These might be dumb questions, so i send my apologies.

How do i know whether its a RAID setup or a SATA drive?

Ive got the asus P6X58D-E motherboard, i7 950 processor with windows 7 home premium 64bit installed. (i have the windows 7 cd and xp cd) So my question is, what drivers do i need ready to do a dual boot with xp? I have the motherboard cd, will they be on there? Or do i need to download, if so, any chance of a push in the right direction?

Sorry for this, i dont have the net on my pc till next week, so im currently using my iphone and doing research is kinda hard. I just want to get prep'd before i star.

Thanks in advance
Hi Leighton1011

First check for all the Win XP drivers for your hardware.
If your Win XP CD, does not support your Sata Controller, you will need to load drivers to uses at F6.
Load Sata Controller drivers with a floppy disk is the best way.

SATA Drivers - Load in Windows XP Setup on Dual Boot
OR
SATA Drivers - Slipstream into Windows XP CD

Your Asus P6X58D-E has a Intel Sata Controller.
You can download your F6 Sata Controller drivers from here:
Intel Sata Controller Drivers
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29 Jan 2011   #1092
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by darcypa View Post
I was following the guide but I think I'm in trouble.

I have a HP G62 laptop that come with Win 7 Home premium 64 bit. After I followed the directions to create the new partition and boot from WinXP CD I was getting the 7B STOP so I created a new CD slipstreamed with the intel drivers.

Now the WinXP CD booted and installed. Once it got to the point where it needed to reboot to complete the install it went straight to the WinXP startup screen but then quit and rebooted.

Now it goes to winXP startup asking to start in safe mode or normal (menu). It appears that there is a boot loader problem so I was going to try this tip


If you get Error loading Operating System after XP restarts:
  • Using your Windows 7 installation disc, boot to the command prompt at startup.
  • Type in these comands below, and press enter after each one.
    • bootrec /FixMbr
    • bootrec /FixBoot
    • bootrec /RebuildBcd
  • Exit the command prompt and restart the computer.
  • At this point, Windows 7 should boot up the same way before trying to install XP.
  • Continue to step 8 below and run EasyBCD from Windows 7 instead.
BUT...... It will not boot from CD

I have tried the the internal CD, and external USB CD, I have adjusted BIOS for boot order, I have tried F9 (select boot order on startup) I select the CD (or USB CD) and it stilol goes to the XP safe mode startup menu. I have tried F11 for recovery and It goes to the XP safe mode startup menu.

What can I try next?
Hi

If your HP G62 has a Intel Sata Controller, did you slipstream all the drivers in?
The Intel F6 drivers have two inf files.

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30 Jan 2011   #1093
darcypa

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by darcypa View Post
I was following the guide but I think I'm in trouble.

I have a HP G62 laptop that come with Win 7 Home premium 64 bit. After I followed the directions to create the new partition and boot from WinXP CD I was getting the 7B STOP so I created a new CD slipstreamed with the intel drivers.

Now the WinXP CD booted and installed. Once it got to the point where it needed to reboot to complete the install it went straight to the WinXP startup screen but then quit and rebooted.

Now it goes to winXP startup asking to start in safe mode or normal (menu). It appears that there is a boot loader problem so I was going to try this tip


If you get Error loading Operating System after XP restarts:
  • Using your Windows 7 installation disc, boot to the command prompt at startup.
  • Type in these comands below, and press enter after each one.
    • bootrec /FixMbr
    • bootrec /FixBoot
    • bootrec /RebuildBcd
  • Exit the command prompt and restart the computer.
  • At this point, Windows 7 should boot up the same way before trying to install XP.
  • Continue to step 8 below and run EasyBCD from Windows 7 instead.
BUT...... It will not boot from CD

I have tried the the internal CD, and external USB CD, I have adjusted BIOS for boot order, I have tried F9 (select boot order on startup) I select the CD (or USB CD) and it stilol goes to the XP safe mode startup menu. I have tried F11 for recovery and It goes to the XP safe mode startup menu.

What can I try next?
Hi

If your HP G62 has a Intel Sata Controller, did you slipstream all the drivers in?
The Intel F6 drivers have two inf files.

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Got it solved,

The problem was my Hard Drive - It had three Primary Partitions before I started and It created the new partition as a Logical instead of Primary.

I created my restore DVD's removed the restore partition, created a new partition for XP then the install went without a hitch.

I will make a new post with a few more suggestions for other users doing this.

Darcypa
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31 Jan 2011   #1094
darcypa

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
HP G62-358CA Laptop Hints

I have just completed the dual boot setup using this tutorial and I would like to offer a few hints to others users doing the same on the HP G62-358CA model.

These hints may help users with other newer HP laptops that come pre-installed with Win 7.

I take no responsibility if you pooch this - I only provide these hints as a result of my efforts to make the dual boot work for me.

1. - Before starting the process use the disk management tools as mentioned in this guide to see how many primary partitions you have. If it is a new laptop, I suspect you will have a three primary partitions already - System (I suspect this is the boot partition), Win 7 -your windows 7 partitions, and Recovery ( the HP Recovery partition).

1a. You need a primary partition to boot WinXP from so one of the above needs to go. Use the HP Recovery tools to make your backup media (4 DVD's).

1b After you have created your backup media ( 4 DVD's) you can use the disk management tools to remove the recovery partition. Then expand the Win 7 partition to add in the recovered recovery partition to the Win 7 partition, then shrink the win 7 partition to create the new partition for Win XP ( I used 80 gig). - All the methods for expanding and shrinking is covered in this guide.

2. Download the extra tools you will need before starting. You can store these on a thumb drive.

Get all the XP Drivers for the HP G62-358CA from Here. ( Note under Win 7, use the device manager to examine the types of devices installed such as Audio card type, NIC Card types so you know which soft packs to download).

This Link is to the drivers for the 32 bit version of XP

Software & Driver Downloads HP G62-358CA Notebook PC - HP Customer Care (United States - English)

Will will also need the .NET redistributable to install some of these softpacs and to use EasyBCD.

2.0 here Download details: Microsoft .NET Framework Version 2.0 Redistributable Package (x86)

3.0 here http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=70848

3.5 here http://download.microsoft.com/downlo...dotnetfx35.exe


3. With all these downloads stored on a thumbdrive, you can start at the beginning of the guide. You will need to slipstream the SATA drivers from Intel into your XP CD before starting the install. I used the complete intel package using this tutorial (SATA Drivers - Slipstream into Windows XP CD) and the complete intel SATA drivers file here http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Deta...?DwnldID=18860 (f6flpy96x86.zip)

Good luck
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01 Feb 2011   #1095
VoLtrex31

Windows 7 x64 ultimate
 
 

Hey people. i am believing that my XP does recognize the hard drive but he shows me some space which i can't recognize what is what and i am afraid to delete my Windows 7 which is kinda very impotent for me..
I have a partition which i have made and called Win XP (:W) but he does not shows me in the space list..

And i have no idea what to choose or how to find what is what..
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01 Feb 2011   #1096
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by VoLtrex31 View Post
Hey people. i am believing that my XP does recognize the hard drive but he shows me some space which i can't recognize what is what and i am afraid to delete my Windows 7 which is kinda very impotent for me..
I have a partition which i have made and called Win XP (:W) but he does not shows me in the space list..

And i have no idea what to choose or how to find what is what..
Can you post a screen shot Disk management?
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01 Feb 2011   #1097
VoLtrex31

Windows 7 x64 ultimate
 
 

Have no idea though for what you need it ..
Could made NTFS but as i remember XP works better with FAT.

And please could you take a look at your post- about slipstream the drivers to cd cause
it may be the problem. i have posted there but you have not answered.


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01 Feb 2011   #1098
WindowsStar

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by darcypa View Post
Got it solved,

The problem was my Hard Drive - It had three Primary Partitions before I started and It created the new partition as a Logical instead of Primary.

I created my restore DVD's removed the restore partition, created a new partition for XP then the install went without a hitch.

I will make a new post with a few more suggestions for other users doing this.

Darcypa
@VoLtrex31

I think Darcypa solved your issue as well.

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01 Feb 2011   #1099
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Hi darcypa
+1
Very nice post, it nice to see someone doing there homework, & reporting back.

Well done.
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