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Windows 7: Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP


28 Apr 2009   #429
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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31 Dec 2009   #430
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Changing the drive letters from within XP probably didn't help.

Have you installed easybcd on XP ?

Is it Easybcd 1.7.2. or easybcd 2.0?

Post a screen shot of the Disk Management window from within 7.

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...en-forums.html

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01 Jan 2010   #431
RADITZ

Win 7 ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Changing the drive letters from within XP probably didn't help.

Have you installed easybcd on XP ?

Is it Easybcd 1.7.2. or easybcd 2.0?

Post a screen shot of the Disk Management window from within 7.

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...en-forums.html
Hi SIW2.

Yes i've installed EasyBCD on XP, then followed the tutorial, except for my System Reserved i didn't change it to S:\ drive because its already identified as C:\ within XP. So, i left it that way.

I use Easybcd 1.7.2

THis is my screenshot of Disk Management within Win 7 :

See above..
Drive K:\ (WinXP) is the one that i shrinked from G:\ within win 7, and just left it unallocated. Then boot up from XP disc and installed there. The problem is, i don't know why XP installation didn't make that drive K:\ as primary partition and set it active for booting OS.

Beside that, i boot up to Win 7 and installed EasyBCD.
Here is the screenshot within win 7 on View Settings tab :



Please see Entry #2
That is Win XP.
But the boot path and drive seems not really right for me. Or is it right?

Then i click Change Settings tab.
HEre is the screeenshot :



On Entry Base Setting i choose Microsoft Windows (that is the name for XP boot) and i saw there the drive boot is on C:\
Then i change it to drive K:\ as XP installed there.

Then i go back to View Settings tab :



See there..
My Entry #2 (win XP) boot drive already changed to drive K:\

THen i restarted it.

CHoose XP boot menu.
And....

THis is what i get :



Please help me..

Thank you.


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01 Jan 2010   #432
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Use EasyBCD 2.0 beta which is automated. It will add the boot critical files to Windows 7 active system partition.

Attachment 44957

Add a drive letter to 100mb Sys Active partition.

Use Add/Remove, first Remove XP, then Add it back click Add Entry, it will prompt to add boot files to Sys Active, agree then click Add Entry. When XP appears on list above, highlight and Save.

Report back.
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01 Jan 2010   #433
RADITZ

Win 7 ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Use EasyBCD 2.0 beta which is automated. It will add the boot critical files to Windows 7 active system partition.

Attachment 44957

Use Add/Remove, first Remove XP, then Add it back click Add Entry, it will prompt to add boot files, agree then click Add Entry. When XP appears on list above, highlight and Save.

Report back.
THis need to be done within win 7 right?

COnfirm the steps first :
1. Uninstall easybcd 1.7.2 within win 7
2. Install easybcd 2.0 beta
3. Add xp with boot files

Okay, i'll give it a try.
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01 Jan 2010   #434
RADITZ

Win 7 ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Use EasyBCD 2.0 beta which is automated. It will add the boot critical files to Windows 7 active system partition.

Attachment 44957

Use Add/Remove, first Remove XP, then Add it back click Add Entry, it will prompt to add boot files, agree then click Add Entry. When XP appears on list above, highlight and Save.

Report back.
already tried your step

i still get this black screen :



Also i changed drive letters on Change Settings tab into drive K:\ where XP installed, still get that same black screen.
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01 Jan 2010   #435
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Need to use Easy 2.0.

Assign a drive letter in Disk Management to the 100mb System Reserve partition which holds the System Active MBR.

Run Easy 2.0 which I uploaded in my prior post. Remove XP listing and then Add it again. It will automate the adding of boot files to lettered System Active partition when you click Add OS.

Then highlight the new XP listing above and Save.
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01 Jan 2010   #436
RADITZ

Win 7 ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Need to use Easy 2.0.

Assign a drive letter in Disk Management to the 100mb System Reserve partition which holds the System Active MBR.

Run Easy 2.0 which I uploaded in my prior post. Remove XP listing and then Add it again. It will automate the adding of boot files to lettered System Active partition when you click Add OS.

Then highlight the new XP listing above and Save.
So i need to "show" 100mb System Reserve partition by adding drive letter on it.
Okay.
I'll give it a try.
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01 Jan 2010   #437
RADITZ

Win 7 ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Need to use Easy 2.0.

Assign a drive letter in Disk Management to the 100mb System Reserve partition which holds the System Active MBR.

Run Easy 2.0 which I uploaded in my prior post. Remove XP listing and then Add it again. It will automate the adding of boot files to lettered System Active partition when you click Add OS.

Then highlight the new XP listing above and Save.
wow!!!
it works like charm!!!

THanks a lot greg..
You really really helps me out of this headache
thank you
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01 Jan 2010   #438
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Great. Good job there with the screenies and fast work.

Remember to post in the mainstream forums as this is a thread on a tutorial, not a Forum.

Happy New Year!
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01 Jan 2010   #439
RADITZ

Win 7 ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Great. Good job there with the screenies and fast work.

Remember to post in the mainstream forums as this is a mostly unread thread on a tutorial, not even a Forum.

Happy New Year!
yes i knew it greg
the reason i posted here is so the author of this tutorial can definitely read the problems that related with his/her tutorial. And i can get direct answers from the author themself.

Thank you.

Happy new year too..
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