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Windows 7: Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP


28 Apr 2009   #399
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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24 Dec 2009   #400
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

I suggest you get 7 up and running. Then add XP as an option in the 7 boot menu.

To do that, boot the 7 dvd and run startup repair 3 times.

Then boot into 7, download Easybcd 2.0 - under Add/Remove Entires , select XP in the drop down , click Add entry - let Easy autoconfigure.

Download Easybcd 2.0

XP probably does not contain the drivers needed for your hardware.

From within 7, browse to the mfr websites and d/l the drivers for XP for each needed device.

Boot into XP and install the drivers there.

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25 Dec 2009   #401
ramdib

windows 7 & XP pro
 
 

Hi- I'm back. still trying to instsall XP on my second partition (see previous). tried to update dvd driver through Toshiba and am told I am up to date. went to the Device Manager, found my DVD/CD drive, clicked 'Details' tab, then 'property', looked at the 'No Install Class' and found it set to <true>. might this be my problem?? (prevents an install from the DVD/CD drive (I have no install disk with this computer)) and if so how woulld I change it? thanks, john ( btw I also copied my disk to USB drive and tried to install that way, but computer would not accept that choice to start up even though offered)
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25 Dec 2009   #402
Windows i7 920

Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Thanks! This tutorial was a real life saver for me. No matter what I tried I couldn't get them both working at the same time. Now I know why.
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25 Dec 2009   #403
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Hi ramdib,

I can't understand your previous post.

What is the problem , exactly?

Does the XP cd boot ?

Here are the default settings for MS 7 x64 cdrom drive :

CDROMDRIVE_7x64{4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}.reg


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ramdib View Post
Hi- I'm back. still trying to instsall XP on my second partition (see previous). tried to update dvd driver through Toshiba and am told I am up to date. went to the Device Manager, found my DVD/CD drive, clicked 'Details' tab, then 'property', looked at the 'No Install Class' and found it set to <true>. might this be my problem?? (prevents an install from the DVD/CD drive (I have no install disk with this computer)) and if so how woulld I change it? thanks, john ( btw I also copied my disk to USB drive and tried to install that way, but computer would not accept that choice to start up even though offered)


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25 Dec 2009   #404
ramdib

windows 7 & XP pro
 
 

I'm sorry. see post 390 of 3 days ago. I get the blue screen of death after step 3 of Method Two of the tutorial. I just downloaded the link you gave me, but it's too scary for me to play with...

now I'm thinking that problem is not at the CD, but at the hard drive, because after I tell it to boot from the disk, there is much activity, with the message line at the bottom of the screen telling me that it is loading this that and the other thing, then there is a pause, as if it is trying to write to the hard drive, then I get the BSOD. when should it ask me which partition to use??
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26 Dec 2009   #405
creativehacker

windows 7
 
 

Hi
Currently I am having windows 7 installed and now I am trying to install windows xp
I followed all the steps in the tutorial But when I booted my system with XP CD and trying to install XP I get this screen..

please help me


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26 Dec 2009   #406
Kirb

Windows 7 Home
 
 
For Creative Hacker and Ramdib

Hi Creative Hacker and Ramdib,
I'm only one step ahead of you but it sounds to me like you are having the same problem I did--namely an old copy of XP that doesn't have the drivers for your new hard drive. I suggest you try the following which was post #394 above. It worked for me. I may still have the product key problem SIW2 cited below but that's in the future. Good luck!


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Might be it doesn't have the correct drivers for the HD controller - is it an old install cd?

You might not have that problem with an XP cd that has SP3 integrated.

In any case - if you could get it to install - you would need to activate - I doubt you can do it with your product key - it is probably only for the machine it was originally installed on.

I think you will need an up to date XP install cd - and the appropriate product key.

You could try this- but would still have the product key conundrum:

maxEasyGuide: A) Slipstreaming SATA driver into WinXp boot cd using nLite

Standard XP SATA driver d/l here
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26 Dec 2009   #407
ramdib

windows 7 & XP pro
 
 

Thanks you Kirb. I have tried what you suggested and ended up in the same place: BSOD. I will try it again as I had some trouble following: "2) Extracted SATA drivers(if you are using Intel chipset Intel 82801GR/GH, 631xESB/632xESB, 82801GHM, ICH8R/ICH9R, 82801HEM SATA RAID Controller, get the drivers from here)" The 'here' doesn't get to the drivers, but I think i got what you wanted but I will try it again. It is an old install cd (labeled November 2004) but it's twin brother was used on a new desk top computer in Jan 2009. The copy I am using on this computer has been used on two other laptops (both dead) and I was under the impression that I could use it on many computers, but never two at the same time. incorrect?? How would I get an "up to date XP install cd - and the appropriate product key" short of (god forbid) actually buying one!??
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26 Dec 2009   #408
Kirb

Windows 7 Home
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
I suggest you get 7 up and running. Then add XP as an option in the 7 boot menu.

To do that, boot the 7 dvd and run startup repair 3 times.

Then boot into 7, download Easybcd 2.0 - under Add/Remove Entires , select XP in the drop down , click Add entry - let Easy autoconfigure.

Download Easybcd 2.0

XP probably does not contain the drivers needed for your hardware.

From within 7, browse to the mfr websites and d/l the drivers for XP for each needed device.

Boot into XP and install the drivers there.
I followed these guidelines and now I get a Windows Boot Manager screen and can boot into Windows 7 just fine. But when I try to boot into XP I get the following screen:
After running EasyBCD I now get to Window Boot Manager and have the choice of booting into Windows 7 or Windows XP. Booting into Windows 7 works fine but when I try to boot in XP I get the following screen:

Quote:
Windows Boot Manager
Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. To fix the problem:
1. Insert your Windows installation disc and restart your computer.
2. Choose your language settings, and then click "Next."
3. Click "Repair your computer."

If you do not have this disc, contact your system administrator or computer manufacturer for assistance.

File: \NTLDR

status: 0xc000000f

Info: The selected entry could not be loaded because the application is missing or corrupt.


Here are some relevant (I think) screen shots:


In comparing my Disk Management shot with others on this forum, it looks like HP has set this system up so it boots from the SYSTEM partition (which I don't seem to be able to access). The Windows 7 files are on the C drive and XP is on J. I cannot find ntldr, ntdetect.com, boot.ini, bootmgr or the boot folder anywhere. Any suggestions?


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My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Dec 2009   #409
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Hi,

The ntldr entry should not be pointing at J.

It should be pointing at the 100 mb partition.

Rt click the 100mb partition in Disk Management and give it drive letter S.

Use Easy Add/Remove entries to remove the existing XP entry.

Add a new XP entry - don't try and point Easy at a Drive letter, let Easy do it automatically and autoconfigure for you.

Hope it helps.
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