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Windows 7: Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP

28 Apr 2009   #199
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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27 Oct 2009   #200
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're welcome Ivox, but a separate partition will be fine if you do not already have a separate hard drive.


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27 Oct 2009   #201
ivox69

win 7
 
 

have got a 750gb drive that is partitioned 50 gb win 7 on it ,other 700 is storage with about 50 gb used , as i understand it if i try to partition the 700 gb i will lose all the saved stuff , will take ages to burn it all to disks to save , so thought east option would be to get a 160 gb drive and put XP on that ????
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27 Oct 2009   #202
BuzzFuzz

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Hello freaks, great forum, nice look...
I have problem, i know i'm noob so please be patient.

Problem: dual boot, Windows 7 installed first and now old Windows Xp and EasyBCD.
EasyBCD is installed at drive F with Windows Xp. Coz, when was Xp instaled i could not access to Windows 7. In your tutorial is this normal.
I can't load Windows Xp, coz of NTLDR error... Windows 7 boot is Ok.
Here is screen from cmd-bcdedit



What I did wrong? Can i fix this from Windows 7?
THANKS!

Regards, T
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27 Oct 2009   #203
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

In Folder Options , show Hidden files and look for ntldr, ntdetect.com and boot.ini
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27 Oct 2009   #204
BuzzFuzz

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Hey SIW2,
Thanks for the prompt response but i need your solution step by step, plz!
I'm on drive C-Windows 7, i see ntldr, ntdetect and boot.ini in main C folder, what now?
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27 Oct 2009   #205
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Open Easybcd - go to Add/Remove entries, Click on the existing XP entry to highlight it.

Click Delete, click Save.

In the Drive dropdown Select C - then select NT/2K/XP/2K3 , then click Add Entry.
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27 Oct 2009   #206
BuzzFuzz

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Open Easybcd - go to Add/Remove entries, Click on the existing XP entry to highlight it.

Click Delete, click Save.

In the Drive dropdown Select C - then select NT/2K/XP/2K3 , then click Add Entry.

Thx dude. Respect! Works like a charm now.

Well, if i understand complete situation, all depends on where is the boot file located.
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27 Oct 2009   #207
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

You're welcome.
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27 Oct 2009   #208
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ivox69 View Post
have got a 750gb drive that is partitioned 50 gb win 7 on it ,other 700 is storage with about 50 gb used , as i understand it if i try to partition the 700 gb i will lose all the saved stuff , will take ages to burn it all to disks to save , so thought east option would be to get a 160 gb drive and put XP on that ????
Getting the 160GB would probably be easier then.
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28 Oct 2009   #209
fount

Windows 7 and XP Pro
 
 

Hi Guys,

Thanks for all the information.
My problem:
XP Pro is installed on the first 100 Gig partition of a 250 Gig Drive. Works fine.
Then I installed Windows 7 on the 2nd 100 Gig partition and it works fine, boot menu works fine also.
However, when I returned and booted to XP, it hangs when it reaches the desktop. Will not finish loading.
Deleted the Windows 7 partition, boot menu with choice of Windows 7 or XP remains and XP again starts booting and working normally.
Installed Windows 7 to a separate HDD. This added a 2nd instance of Windows 7 in the boot menu, Windows 7 boots fine but returns my XP to hanging at the desktop. Booted XP in safe mode, disabled all startup programs, retried with same result of hanging at the desktop. Remove the Windows 7 Drive and XP returns to normal.
Has me puzzled. Am I missing something simple? Sorry if I missed this in an earlier post.

Thanks for any suggestions.
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