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Windows 7: Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP


28 Apr 2009   #9
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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07 May 2009   #10
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Luciak View Post
Here's a riddle (at least for me):

I've installed Windows 7 to be the second system with Windows XP using baarod's method with a little modification using tips from this tutorial.

What I've done is described in this baarod's tutorial.

And the riddle:

Everything is working properly but here is what I see when I am on XP:


And here is what I see when I am on Windows 7:


Why is it like this?
Hello Luciak,

This is normal. Whatever OS you have started up in will see itself as the C: drive by default, and the other OS with another drive letter.

Shawn

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08 May 2009   #11
Luciak

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Oh - ok
So is there any possibility for me to see XP partition when I am on Windows 7?
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08 May 2009   #12
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Luciak,

Double check in Windows 7 Disk Management to see if you may just need to add a drive letter to the XP partition to be able to see it Windows 7 afterwards. This tutorial will helps how you how to Just subsititute Vista for XP.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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08 May 2009   #13
Luciak

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

He - it's ok now.
Just had to add letter to a drive.
Sorry for such a dumm question.
But when I get back from work I do not always think 100% :P
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08 May 2009   #14
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

No problem Luciak, see my signature about questions.

I'm happy to hear that you got it sorted out.
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26 May 2009   #15
Roy Shopland

Winows XP Media
 
 
Dual Boot installation

I am running Windows XP on my C drive and I also have a spare drive D (300GB). If I install windows 7 on the D drive I presume I start at "2 - Use seperate Hard Drive". If I instal the new operating system on the D drive will it access my existing programmes which are all on the C drive? Sorry if these are pretty basic questions but I have no experience of operating a dual boot system. Many thanks foe any guidance.
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26 May 2009   #16
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Roy, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You will be able to access the files on the C: drive with XP. Unfortunately you will need to reinstall any program that you wish to use on the D: drive with Windows 7 for it to be able to run.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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26 May 2009   #17
Roy Shopland

Winows XP Media
 
 

Many thanks. If I partition the C drive presumably windows 7 would then be able to access all existing programmes? Sorry that these questions are so basic!!
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26 May 2009   #18
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

No Problem Roy. Sorry, but no. Programs will need to be reinstalled per OS in order for them to run in that OS.

However, an exicting new installable feature called Windows XP Mode will allow you to install XP only programs inside the virtual machine and run them from inside Windows 7 as if they are still running in XP. Sadly, you would still have to reinstall the programs though.
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26 May 2009   #19
Roy Shopland

Winows XP Media
 
 

Shawn

Many thanks. I am gradually getting there!!! Regards
Roy
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