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Windows 7: Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP


28 Apr 2009   #1979
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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15 Jul 2013   #1980
Libman

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 
no partition

I'm having a strange problem with intalling xp as dual boot on asus n76vm.
-had windows 7 pro-created new partition-installed xp-made mistake(i think) with easy bcd-had no xp or windows 7 anymore

-reinstalled windows 7 (now home premium edition) using recovery dvd
-made new partition and installed xp
At the point where i need to choose on wich partition i want to install xp i can only see 1 partition:
C: partition 1 (unknown) 715405mb(715404 free)

Windows 7 works fine and in disk management i have:200mb efi systempartition ;20GB NTFS primaryZ partition for XP ; OS windows 7 C partition 652GB ; 25gb oem partition

What can i do?


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15 Jul 2013   #1981
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Post back a screenshot of Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image - Windows 7 Help Forums.

If you used Recovery Disks to reinstall Windows 7 then you have the factory preinstall which is the worst possible install of Windows 7 one can have. I would reinstall doing the vastly superior Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7.

In that case you can install XP first, booting the XP CD to delete all partitions, create and format two partitions while full formatting only the second partition to install XP upon.

Then do the Windows 7 clean reinstall to the first partition and it will configure the Dual Boot menu.
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15 Jul 2013   #1982
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Libman View Post
I'm having a strange problem with intalling xp as dual boot on asus n76vm.
-had windows 7 pro-created new partition-installed xp-made mistake(i think) with easy bcd-had no xp or windows 7 anymore

-reinstalled windows 7 (now home premium edition) using recovery dvd
-made new partition and installed xp
At the point where i need to choose on wich partition i want to install xp i can only see 1 partition:
C: partition 1 (unknown) 715405mb(715404 free)

Windows 7 works fine and in disk management i have:200mb efi systempartition ;20GB NTFS primaryZ partition for XP ; OS windows 7 C partition 652GB ; 25gb oem partition

What can i do?
As your Windows 7 is installed in UEFI mode, Have you looked at using XP Mode, Virtual Player, VMWare, Virtual Box.
Windows XP Mode - Install and Setup
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15 Jul 2013   #1983
Libman

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

ok, thanks very much for the quick response.
I will try to make a clean install like u sugested and will keep you informed.
(by the way,sorry for the poor english)
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15 Jul 2013   #1984
Libman

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

I have a furniture drawing program ,i need for work,that only runs on xp. I tried to install it in xp mode, but the program key was not working in this mode. My last resort is dual boot . I just hope that the reason the program key is not recognized has something to do with the fact i have only usb 3 ports (no usb 2)
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16 Jul 2013   #1985
Libman

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

Do i need to slip stream the satadrivers on the xp disk before i boot from it to erase partitions an follow your other instructions,or do i put the satacontroler to IDE in the bios ?
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16 Jul 2013   #1986
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Libman, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Since you have Windows 7 Home Premium instead of "Ultimate", you will not be able to install XP Mode.

Instead, you could just install your XP as usual, but in a virtual machine with say VMware Player instead inside your Windows 7.
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16 Jul 2013   #1987
Libman

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

Hello Brinck,
First i will try to follow gregrocker his sugestion and try to dual boot.
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16 Jul 2013   #1988
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

If XP already installed once on the PC then you shouldn't need to slipstream the SATA drivers. You'll have to try again to see if it installs in AHCI or IDE mode. Use an XP with SP3 installer to get the best advantage.
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16 Jul 2013   #1989
Libman

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

xp booted in IDE mode (not in AHCI) and is installed on 2nd partition and seems to work fine.
Win 7 booted to the point where i need to choose the partition. I get the error(this is a translation) "can not install windows to this disc. the selected disc has an MBR-partition label. On EFI systems you can only instal windows on GPT discs"
Trying to format partition one gives the following error code Error: 0x8004242d
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