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Windows 7: Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP

28 Apr 2009   #1539
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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18 Oct 2011   #1540
xtian2383

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hi Brink,

I have the same issue and I'm going nuts to find a resolution to this problem. Then I found your post and follow all the steps, and it works!
Let me say this, you're fu**ing awesome!

Thanks mate!


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18 Oct 2011   #1541
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're most welcome xtian, and welcome to Seven Forums.
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23 Oct 2011   #1542
edison

XP 32 bit
 
 
windows 7

Hi I am trying to set up my pc to dual boot between XP & 7 useing two seperate hdds . My problem is that I boot up useing the 7 disc & then i select install. THe installation goes through what seems to be the installation processes & then is say it restart your pc. It to the windows is starting up & just sits there. nothing else happens. I did even get to the part where it asks for the registration # Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks Frank (Edison)
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23 Oct 2011   #1543
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Hi Frank -

Try unplugging the XP HD to install Windows 7 to its HD, which you should set to boot first in BIOS setup.

After install, plug back in the XP HD and boot it using the one-time BIOS BOot Menu key given on first boot screen.

Let us know if you have further problems installing Windows 7.
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24 Oct 2011   #1544
JohnOfFloreat

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 
No floppy drive to install SATA drivers

Thank You
This guide looks pretty comprehensive.
But I have one question. It is quite clearly stated that I'd need to get my SATA drivers onto a floppy disk. The only drive I have is a CD/DVD. If I get the drivers onto a CD should that be a suitable alternative?
Ta
John
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24 Oct 2011   #1545
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello John, and welcome to Seven Forums.

From the warning boxes in the METHOD TWO of the tutorial to slipstream the sata drivers into the Windows XP setup CD/DVD.

If you have a SATA drive, then you will need to do either one of these options to load the SATA drivers for XP for your specific motherboard.
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24 Oct 2011   #1546
Gomer

Win7 Home Prem. x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
Hi Gomer

Well done.
You are welcome, we are here 24/7.
Good Morning Everyone or Afternoon for you, Ray,
You're going to regret saying "here 24/7"

Unfortunately, I have been unable to lock myself in a room and stick to this dual boot until it is completely working, but it looks like I might have a couple days this week to pick at the problems.

I find that XP cannot connect to the internet. It can't find anything it needs hardware-wise, and I'm having a hard time wrapping my old mind around this with the conflicting ways and terms of the two programs. I'll try and give you some info:

I have DSL with a DLink router (cable-linked between the phone company's router, which didn't seem to give much coverage, and my computer). I have good internet connection between Windows 7 on this computer and the laptops around the house with 7. Here is a screenshot of 7's internet data on the left, and the Device Manager of XP on the right. Notice all the yellow ????
Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP-internet.jpg

At this stage, I don't know what to look for or how to approach this, so I would appreciate some direction from one of you masterminds. Thanks muchly


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24 Oct 2011   #1547
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Gomer View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
Hi Gomer

Well done.
You are welcome, we are here 24/7.
Good Morning Everyone or Afternoon for you, Ray,
You're going to regret saying "here 24/7"

Unfortunately, I have been unable to lock myself in a room and stick to this dual boot until it is completely working, but it looks like I might have a couple days this week to pick at the problems.

I find that XP cannot connect to the internet. It can't find anything it needs hardware-wise, and I'm having a hard time wrapping my old mind around this with the conflicting ways and terms of the two programs. I'll try and give you some info:

I have DSL with a DLink router (cable-linked between the phone company's router, which didn't seem to give much coverage, and my computer). I have good internet connection between Windows 7 on this computer and the laptops around the house with 7. Here is a screenshot of 7's internet data on the left, and the Device Manager of XP on the right. Notice all the yellow ????
Attachment 180594

At this stage, I don't know what to look for or how to approach this, so I would appreciate some direction from one of you masterminds. Thanks muchly
You need to go to the Dell website & download the Win XP drivers for model.
or
you may find them on Dell drivers CD.
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24 Oct 2011   #1548
joeymork

windows 7
 
 

Followed this guide perfectly, but it didn't work. EasyBCD didn't like my system and therefore wouldn't work. Dual booting just isn't for me, I guess.
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24 Oct 2011   #1549
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

If you install Windows 7 last it will configure the Dual Boot itself. Or use separate HD's and boot via BIOS.
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