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Windows 7: Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP


28 Apr 2009   #109
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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22 Aug 2009   #110
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ChuckR View Post
Seems 'Right-most' volume should...
Yeah the right most drive could be changed from logical to extended.

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22 Aug 2009   #111
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Hi Dinesh,

Your D logical drive is already within an Extended partition.

The idea is to get the E partition inside the Extended partition as well.

You can use either the PM 9.5 PRO, or the Hard Disk Manager 9.5 ( the boot disc from both also has that function and will work for any bit version.

It is very straightforward - just rt click E , select Make Partition Logical. Click Yes :

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I tried it myself - took only a few seconds and worked flawlessly without any data loss.

Never a bad idea to back up anything vital before any kind of operation ( you probably have done that already).

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22 Aug 2009   #112
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Hi Dinesh,

Your D logical drive is already within an Extended partition.

The idea is to get the E partition inside the Extended partition as well.

You can use either the PM 9.5 PRO, or the Hard Disk Manager 9.5 ( the boot disc from both also has that function and will work for any bit version.

It is very straightforward - just rt click E , select Make Partition Logical. Click Yes :

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I tried it myself - took only a few seconds and worked flawlessly without any data loss.

Never a bad idea to back up anything vital before any kind of operation ( you probably have done that already).

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Yep that was so simple to do it. I just wanted to dual boot xp with 7. Thanks SIW.
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22 Aug 2009   #113
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

You're welcome Dinesh

Probably a good idea to reboot so Windows updates Disk Management .
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30 Aug 2009   #114
Arknx

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Retail & Windows XP x86
 
 

Hi thnaks for all the informations how ever after spending last 24 hours try to reboot windows 7 and XP i failed

i have 1 HDD which i shrinked into 2. C: for Windows 7 RTM x64 vurrently
using, and a F: for Windows XP SP3 x86 D: and E: are for the DVD-RW and the virtual drive and G: is External

Now i want to make a dual boot system with Win 7 x64 and Win XP x86

i prepared a 40G volume F: for XP and will install XP

Here's the Screenshot of my HDDs

http://img56.imageshack.us/img56/7779/hdd.png

After i install XP i will lose the option for win 7 and i will use Easy BCD under XP to resore the boot screen right.and it will restore right
cause i spent a whole day without any guides trying to dual boot them

SO far im good and just need to install xp right
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30 Aug 2009   #115
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Arknx, and welcome to Seven Forums.

So far it looks like you are on track.
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30 Aug 2009   #116
Arknx

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Retail & Windows XP x86
 
 

Thanks for your support I have a nice Windows 7 Configuration and i dont wanna mess it up I ll install Win XP in a couple hours thanks again
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30 Aug 2009   #117
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're welcome Arknx. Please let us know how it went for you.
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30 Aug 2009   #118
Arknx

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Retail & Windows XP x86
 
 

Well it went pretty well and now Im on my XP and you are the man for that
but i have a minor(ish) problem

Here it is
In Win 7 i had
C: for Windows 7 RTM x64
F: for Windows XP SP3 x86
D:for the DVD-RW and
E: the virtual drive and
G: is External
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But now in Windows XP
C: for System Reserved ?? ,
D: for Windows 7 RTM x64
E: for Windows XP SP3 x86,
F:for the DVD-RW and
G: the virtual drive
H: is External

http://img337.imageshack.us/img337/5139/86058415.png Screenshot is here

There aren't any problems they all work pretty well by the way
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30 Aug 2009   #119
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

While it's normal for each OS to see itself as the C: drive when it's running, it is a bit odd that it changed the drive letters for every drive like that though. I suppose that as long as everything is running smoothly, it may be fine though.
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