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Windows 7: Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP

28 Apr 2009   #209
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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28 Oct 2009   #210
ivox69

win 7
 
 

hi thanx for sorting my account ,

have decided to clear the hard drive partition , most of it was rubbish that i can get again , my problem is i have set my boot from as CD , but when i get to the press any key and press 1 all it does is load up the Win 7 O/S ,i dont get chance to install XP any ideas what i am doing wrong .

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28 Oct 2009   #211
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Ivox,

Double check to make sure that the installation disc is in the drive, and try pressing the spacebar instead to see if it may just be that key. Are you able to boot from the disc on another computer?
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28 Oct 2009   #212
ivox69

win 7
 
 

Hi Brink , found the problem for sum reason my new usb keyboard ( Microsoft 600 ) wouldent recognised i was pressing a key , plugged my psu k/b in as well and let me carry on ,so that problem solved .

New problem is after following method 2 after running EasyBCD. when it reboots i dont get any option to pick a O.S goes straight to Win 7 ,
the only thing i might have got wrong is that in section 10 the window with the drive was grey and showing c drive so i left it at that , not sure if that was the right thing to do , can you help me in that matter please.
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28 Oct 2009   #213
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Ivox,

While in Windows 7, double check to see if you may have XP listed as in the tutorial below.

Operating System to Start - Change Display List Time

If not, then run EasyBCD again to add XP to the boot menu.
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28 Oct 2009   #214
ivox69

win 7
 
 

have looked in start-up and recovery and the drop down bit under DEFAULT OPERATING SYSTEM only shows windows 7

If not, then run EasyBCD again to add XP to the boot menu.

do you mean in Win 7 for the above ???
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28 Oct 2009   #215
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You can run EasyBCD from either one to add XP to the boot menu.
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28 Oct 2009   #216
ivox69

win 7
 
 

Should i mark the drive as D as that is the partition XP is on ?? in EasyBCD
Ok Brink got it sorted now ,works like a charm thanks for all your help, will tell my friends about this site that have got Win 7.Just got a couple of things to sort now , see if i can shrink the partition that XP is on to give me some storage space , and also find out why this USB Microsoft Keyboard 600 wont let me pick which O.S to boot from , having to use psu 1 .Once again thanks for all your help and patience .
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28 Oct 2009   #217
relliott

XPpro and 7pro 32bit
 
 

Thank you Brink,
Just tried this on my Sony Vaio VGC-V2M all in one destop and it worked perfectly. Excellent clear instructions.
I now have XP and 7 running
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28 Oct 2009   #218
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're most welcome Ivox and Relliot.
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29 Oct 2009   #219
dnguyen93

Windows 7
 
 

I have a problem.
I had Windows 7 on my laptop already, and I installed Windows XP on another drive, and yes it all went smoothly.
Then when I had just done the easyBCD, and restarted and tried to load my Windows 7. If t wouldn't allow me, and I have been searching for an answer for a while, so I'm here now posting.
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