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Windows 7: Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP


28 Apr 2009   #1919
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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13 Jan 2013   #1920
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by yanniclord View Post
So when i boot up the Windows XP Professional CD i get to the part where is says Press F6 and F2 to do so and so and it starts loading the Drivers. Then when it says starting Windows it crashes giving me a Blue Screen. What can i do?
SATA Drivers - Load in Windows XP Setup on Dual Boot
SATA Drivers - Slipstream into Windows XP CD

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14 Jan 2013   #1921
Salaourn

Windos 7 Ultimate 32bit.
 
 

pleasee helppP! (((((( i hawe laptop! and Windows 7 ultimate 32bit..now i try to make dual-boot..i instal win xp...in another partition! I INSTAL WIN XP! butt when i start my PC,i don't hawe choice to use Windows 7 or win xp!! my english is bad,I know,,soryy!! but i don't understand what to do!! now when i go in d drive (where before there was Windows 7) i hawe instalation of win 7..and when i go in disk E i see instalation of win xp..but howw to put dual boot..sory but help pleasee ((((((((( !!
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14 Jan 2013   #1922
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Boot into Windows 7 DVD System Recovery Options or Windows 7 System Repair Disk to Mark Windows 7 or it's 100mb System Reserved Partition (preferred if you have it) Active.

Then run Startup Repair - Run up to 3 Separate Times until Windows 7 starts and it's boot partition holds the System Active flags.

Next install EasyBCD (click Download - no Name or Email required), on Add OS Entry tab add XP by name, type and drive letter. Save and reboot. You should have a Dual Boot menu with both choices.
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08 Feb 2013   #1923
jasonjason

windows 7
 
 

Hello,
i Really need some Help iam Stuck since 6 Hours on this.. all Worked fine i got a Bootmenue etc.

but i cant finish my WinXP installation i always get this Error 0x0000007B wich is usual a sign for "INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE"
but i Loaded my SATA Drivers on Nlite and got them on the Winxp CD and i even saw them getting Copied while Starting WinXP installer do i have to Copy other Drivers too? like Board,Sound,USB whatever...?
Btw iam Using an Asus P8B75-M LE Mainboard and 1x 8Gig Ram No Raid just 1 SATA HDD

Iam Happy for anykind of Help allrdy installed and deleted it like 10 Times and getting crazy here
Sorry for the Bad English
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08 Feb 2013   #1924
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Are you using XP SP3 installer? Does it see the HD partitions when you boot it and arrive at the Drive Selection screen? Are you full formatting the partition you create there?

When does the error occur exactly?

If you're trying to install it with Windows 7 already on the HD, is the SATA controller set to IDE in BIOS setup? This may be required to install XP. If you have another HD I would also try wiping it first with Diskpart Clean Command then partition and full format with XP installer. Do this with the Windows 7 HD unplugged.

I would strongly consider virtualizing XP using XP Mode, VIrtual Box, VM Ware, etc. since XP is almost too old to install on modern hardware.
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08 Feb 2013   #1925
jasonjason

windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Are you using XP SP3 installer? Does it see the HD partitions when you boot it and arrive at the Drive Selection screen? Are you full formatting the partition you create there?

When does the error occur exactly?

If you're trying to install it with Windows 7 already on the HD, is the SATA controller set to IDE in BIOS setup? This may be required to install XP. If you have another HD I would also try wiping it first with Diskpart Clean Command then partition and full format with XP installer. Do this with the Windows 7 HD unplugged.

I would strongly consider virtualizing XP using XP Mode, VIrtual Box, VM Ware, etc. since XP is almost too old to install on modern hardware.
I used first 3-4 times one with SP2 than Organized one with SP3 (XP Prof 32bit SP3)
Yes it sees all Partions when iam at the Drive Selecion
Yes i was Formatting it before
After i select the Drive it Copys all the Data wait some Minutes while Copy etc.. than when it says 15sec to Restart or use Enter i [Enter] PC rebooting than i get the XP Starting/Loading Screen and right after that this Bluescreen with this Error

Jeah but i need it iam getting while Gaming Errors on my PC Coloured Screens with Different Colours after some Minutes sometines Hours of WoW so i changed PC Hardware 2 Times than the PC Shop changed it a 3th time and gave another Board,HDD etc and i still got this Problem so we Figured out that this is maybe a Problem with my Hardware+Windows 7+WoW and i was going to try it with WinXP since i though in Vista Compatibel Mode it seems to work
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08 Feb 2013   #1926
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Try with a HD freshly wiped with Diskpart Clean Command to clear the boot sector.
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08 Feb 2013   #1927
jasonjason

windows 7
 
 

i got only one HDD and it was "fresh" 1 PArtion Windows 7 works fine the other was suppsoed to get Winxp the HDD was just liek 5 Hours old new Bought
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08 Feb 2013   #1928
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Sometimes it works better to install XP first, if necessary to a wiped HD. Then when you install Windows 7 afterwards it should also configure the Dual Boot for you.
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10 Feb 2013   #1929
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post

I would strongly consider virtualizing XP using XP Mode, VIrtual Box, VM Ware, etc. since XP is almost too old to install on modern hardware.

As Asus P8B75-M LE has a uEFI/BIOS firmware, 1x 8Gig Ram. Win XP x32 can only use 3.25 ram.
Have you looked at using XP Mode, Virtual Player, VMWare, Virtual Box.
Windows XP Mode - Install and Setup
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