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Windows 7: Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP


28 Apr 2009   #179
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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23 Oct 2009   #180
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Hi Robin,

d/l this .zip and put the 3 files ( not the folder) directly on the root of Drive C.

xpbootfiles_rdisk1_par2.zip

(if it asks to overwrite existing ones, say yes)

Open Easybcd and under Add/Remove, remove any existing XP entries.

Add a new entry for XP - select Drive C.




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23 Oct 2009   #181
robinbredin

win 7
 
 

Quote:
d/l this .zip and put the 3 files ( not the folder) directly on the root of Drive C.

xpbootfiles_rdisk1_par2.zip

(if it asks to overwrite existing ones, say yes)

Open Easybcd and under Add/Remove, remove any existing XP entries.

Add a new entry for XP - select Drive C.
When you talk about the root of drive C. Where is that.
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23 Oct 2009   #182
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by robinbredin View Post
Quote:
d/l this .zip and put the 3 files ( not the folder) directly on the root of Drive C.

xpbootfiles_rdisk1_par2.zip

(if it asks to overwrite existing ones, say yes)

Open Easybcd and under Add/Remove, remove any existing XP entries.

Add a new entry for XP - select Drive C.
When you talk about the root of drive C. Where is that.
C:\

Open Computer->Local Disk...this is the root of C
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23 Oct 2009   #183
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

It's here:

Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP-root-c-2009-10-23_214836.jpg

Extract the .zip, highlight the 3 files - rt click and Copy. Then rt click the C drive and Paste.


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23 Oct 2009   #184
robinbredin

win 7
 
 

Hi, Tried that, got a black Windows Boot Manager screen.

File:\ NTLDR
Status: OXC000007b
Info: The selected entry could not be loaded because the application is missing or corrupt.

However, i copied all three files to the C, even checked.
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23 Oct 2009   #185
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Can you see the 3 files on C?

Please post the output of the following:

type cmd in start search - when a little black box pops up - rt click it and run as admin.

Type:

bcdedit

Then press enter.

Post up what it says.
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23 Oct 2009   #186
robinbredin

win 7
 
 

Hi, got this,


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Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP-paint4.jpg  
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23 Oct 2009   #187
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by robinbredin View Post
Hi, got this,
looks like you didn't run as an admin

Just search for "cmd" in the start menu and be sure to "Run as an Administrator"
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23 Oct 2009   #188
robinbredin

win 7
 
 

How's this,


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Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP-paint5.jpg   Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP-paint5a.jpg  
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23 Oct 2009   #189
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Looks ok to me.

Curious error. It's possible ntldr got damaged - pretty rare.

Are you using Easybcd v2.0?

If not - use that - let it add the entry and autoconfigure.

Get build 64:

EasyBCD 2.0 Beta Builds - The NeoSmart Forums
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