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Windows 7: Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP


28 Apr 2009   #189
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   #190
robinbredin

win 7
 
 

Quote:
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
Hi was using 1.72, but tried that 2.0, and it still came up with the same error message. It looks like I'll have to reinstall XP. I may try that later on.



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24 Oct 2009   #191
Sledge

 
 

Brink,
Firstly thanks for the tutorial, worked a treat. I have one question though. I currently have my HDD with 3 partitions on it (Windows 7 on C: (installed first) and XP on D: ). I want to place Win Server 2003 on the last partition so I can learn this OS (IT study purposes). Once I install this OS to E:, can I simply use the BCD program and follow steps 7 to 15 in Method 2?

Thanks in advance
Steve
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24 Oct 2009   #192
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sledge View Post
Brink,
Firstly thanks for the tutorial, worked a treat. I have one question though. I currently have my HDD with 3 partitions on it (Windows 7 on C: (installed first) and XP on D: ). I want to place Win Server 2003 on the last partition so I can learn this OS (IT study purposes). Once I install this OS to E:, can I simply use the BCD program and follow steps 7 to 15 in Method 2?

Thanks in advance
Steve
Let me say that in your case I would recommend you to install it in a Virtual Machine. You can study it for your field without making permanent changes to your system as a whole.

Use Virtualbox because it is free
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24 Oct 2009   #193
Sledge

 
 

Thanks for the info, will have a look at what you suggested
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26 Oct 2009   #194
ash1

xp and win 7
 
 

Hi guys, some help please.

I'm running windows xp 32 bit and have just bought a second drive for win 7. Question is can I install win 7 in 64 bit.
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26 Oct 2009   #195
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ash1 View Post
Hi guys, some help please.

I'm running windows xp 32 bit and have just bought a second drive for win 7. Question is can I install win 7 in 64 bit.


Hello ash1, welcome to Seven Forums!


You should have no problems as long as the CPU is 64-bit capable; also, be sure to leave the HDD with XP on it plugged in so W 7 can see it.
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26 Oct 2009   #196
ash1

xp and win 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ash1 View Post
Hi guys, some help please.

I'm running windows xp 32 bit and have just bought a second drive for win 7. Question is can I install win 7 in 64 bit.


Hello ash1, welcome to Seven Forums!


You should have no problems as long as the CPU is 64-bit capable; also, be sure to leave the HDD with XP on it plugged in so W 7 can see it.

Thanks for the reply and the info.
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27 Oct 2009   #197
ivox69

win 7
 
 

Hi just read your tutorial and think its just what i was looking for ..

Couple of questions before i go ahead with it ...

1. Would it be a better option to install XP on a separate drive altogether ( have full version of win 7 Home Premium )

2. Do you have to download EasyBCD. to put XP on a new drive .

Might sound like dumb questions but have never done anything as technical as this on a PC before
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27 Oct 2009   #198
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Ivox, and welcome to Seven Forums

Q1) It really doesn't matter, but having it on a separate hard drive would be better.

Q2) Since you are installing XP second, then you would need to use EasyBCD to add XP to the boot file. Only if you had XP installed first, then install Windows 7 would you not need it.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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27 Oct 2009   #199
ivox69

win 7
 
 

Cheers thanx for the quick reply , will start looking for a new H/D
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