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Windows 7: Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP

25 Mar 2011   #1200
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 
 

You can use the Acronis boot disk to reimage XP to second partition Inactive without MBR or 0 Track.

Then install EasyBCD 2.0 to Win7 to Add XP.


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25 Mar 2011   #1201
DavidMKD

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

ok I made a partiton named Win XP and its not Primary its logical. Could that be a problem while installing XP
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25 Mar 2011   #1202
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 
 

Yes, please post back a screenshot of your maximized full Disk Mgmt drive map with listings, using Snipping Tool in Start Menu. Label your partitions in Properties box for each partition, tell us what you want where.
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25 Mar 2011   #1203
DavidMKD

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 



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25 Mar 2011   #1204
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 
 

The best move to make at this point if you dont' need any more partitions on the HD is to download and install free Partition Wizard, rightclick on the XP partition, choose Modify>Convert to Primary, OK, Apply all Steps. Then follow the steps in Method Two of the tutorial.

In the future if you want to add any other partitions to the HD you'll need to convert D to Logical extended which can contain as many sub-partitions as you want. The limit for Primary partitions is four, after which you risk conversion to Dynamic Disk which you don't want.
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26 Mar 2011   #1205
DavidMKD

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

ok thanks bro
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26 Mar 2011   #1206
DavidMKD

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

And just one little question With which tool Can I burn BOOTable XP. I dont have Nero because my PC is running slowly after installing nero
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27 Mar 2011   #1207
oreo27

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DavidMKD View Post
And just one little question With which tool Can I burn BOOTable XP. I dont have Nero because my PC is running slowly after installing nero
If you've previsouly created a backup ISO of your DVD, it's pretty easy to burn one using The Official ImgBurn Website. It's personally what I use. It's very efficient and free!
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27 Mar 2011   #1208
DavidMKD

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

ok allright I buned bootable and now I get this error

Boot from CD:_
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1.FD 1.44GB System Type-(06)
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And it doesnt have any response even If I hit Enter or any button
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27 Mar 2011   #1209
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DavidMKD View Post
ok allright I buned bootable and now I get this error

Boot from CD:_
_
1.FD 1.44GB System Type-(06)
_

And it doesnt have any response even If I hit Enter or any button
Why are you copying the six floppy Win XP Startup disks to CD?
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