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Windows 7: Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP

17 Oct 2012   #1870
oao

windows 7 ultimate (64 I think)
 
 

Hi,

I am adding multioot XP64 to a laptop that already has W7 installed.

For the step that requires booting from the W7 install disc at command prompt, I do not have a W7 install disc--the laptop came with it preinstalled (OEM) and the previous owner has deleted the recovery partition. I don't want to spend $20 on the Acer recovery discs.

Can I create a W7 repair disc and use it to boot at the command prompt and do the repair? If not, can I do it from the XP install disc? If not is there any other way to do the repair?

Also, is there any way I can create the W7 recovery discs myself from the W7 already installed?

Thanks.
FP


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17 Oct 2012   #1871
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 build 10074
 
 

Hello FP, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Yes, you can create a Windows 7 System Repair Disc from within your Windows 7.
System Repair Disc - Create
Do note, that this disc will NOT be able to reinstall Windows 7, but can only be used to boot to the System Recovery Options screen like below. You could use this to do a Startup Repair on Windows 7.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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17 Oct 2012   #1872
oao

windows 7 ultimate (64 I think)
 
 

Thanks.

So there is no way to create recovery discs from the W7 installed -- they must be bought from Acer, right?
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17 Oct 2012   #1873
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Some manufacturers remove the option to create a standard win7 repair disc - the one Shawn is referring to.

You can still do it, though.

Rt click this KD.cmd file , SELECT RUN AS ADMINISTRATOR and post back the text file it outputs:

KD.zip

oao, are you waiting for something?


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17 Oct 2012   #1874
oao

windows 7 ultimate (64 I think)
 
 

Thanks.

The laptop with W7 is at home and I am at the office, so I will have to do it when I get home and get back to you.

Best,
FP
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17 Oct 2012   #1875
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Oh, ok.

Just need to run that .cmd to find where acer have hidden one particular file - then it is easy to to do.
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17 Oct 2012   #1876
oao

windows 7 ultimate (64 I think)
 
 

I've run it on my xp system and it gave me:

Volume in drive C has no label.
Volume Serial Number is 746F-E11E
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17 Oct 2012   #1877
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Is that all?

Not surprised - it is looking for something needed to create win7 repair disc .

It won't exist on XP. run it from your windows 7 drive.

Is it 32 or 64 bit windows 7 that you have?
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17 Oct 2012   #1878
oao

windows 7 ultimate (64 I think)
 
 

This is a different system running only XP64 that was streamlined with nLite, not the system I intend to install XP64 on a W7 system.

I just ran the KD.CMD out of curiosity to see what happens and it came out empty.

There is no recovery folder in system32. There is only a restore folder.
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17 Oct 2012   #1879
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

No there won't be on XP.

KD.cmd needs to be run on win7.

They are quite different operating systems.
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