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Windows 7: Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP


28 Apr 2009   #379
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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20 Dec 2009   #380
dorkpixie

Windows Pro 7 64-bit
 
 

Thank you... any way to fix the whole XP install to dual boot or once I get 7 started I can use the instructions using the BCDeasy (i think that's what it was called)?

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20 Dec 2009   #381
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

When you have run startup repair and can boot into 7, use Easybcd 2.0 to add Xp to the 7 boot menu.
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20 Dec 2009   #382
dorkpixie

Windows Pro 7 64-bit
 
 

My life saver. Thanks so much!!!!
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20 Dec 2009   #383
handsome784

windows 7
 
 

No one answered my question???? Can someone help?

Please help. I have win 7 64 bit installed and am trying to install xp professional. Have done partition as per guide. Reboot with disc in and it wont install. Get blue screen error. I have 2 copies of xp and does it with both. Need help
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20 Dec 2009   #384
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by handsome784 View Post
No one answered my question???? Can someone help?

Please help. I have win 7 64 bit installed and am trying to install xp professional. Have done partition as per guide. Reboot with disc in and it wont install. Get blue screen error. I have 2 copies of xp and does it with both. Need help
What does the Bluescreen say?
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20 Dec 2009   #385
dorkpixie

Windows Pro 7 64-bit
 
 

There is no Blue Screen. It was just the POST screen saying that there was a disk error. The problem now is that I got my Windows 7 back up and running and thought I would start from scratch. Now there is a free partition that the disk manager tells me there is not enough disk space to partition as a new volume ( it's over 75GB) and there is a 13MB unallocated space that was not there earlier. This has just become a huge mess. I wonder if it worth it. This issue is that my work at home job requires either XP or Vista, no 7 support yet. Hope this helps.
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20 Dec 2009   #386
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

If you already have a 75gb partition - you can't create another partition out of it.

You can only create a partition out of Unallocated space.

13MB is not enough for that. If it worries you, rt click the partition on the LEFT of the Unallocated space, and select Extend.
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20 Dec 2009   #387
dorkpixie

Windows Pro 7 64-bit
 
 

I am not sure what you mean. Yes I created the partition but then deleted it and I have no idea where the 13MB partition came from. Anyway, I used partition wizard to fix my partition problem and I am re-installing windows xp using the tutorial, so here's hoping (fingers crossed). Thank you for your help though it is much appreciated!!!
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20 Dec 2009   #388
dorkpixie

Windows Pro 7 64-bit
 
 

yea, no didn't work same error. Once XP is almost installed and rebooting the computer to finish the install, the reboot leaves me with the "disk error press ctrl + alt + del to restart" on POST screen, no other options. No trying to boot into either windows install.
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20 Dec 2009   #389
dorkpixie

Windows Pro 7 64-bit
 
 

oops it says "a disk read error occurred" Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart. That's the exact error message.
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