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Windows 7: Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP


28 Apr 2009   #469
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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18 Jan 2010   #470
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello User62756, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Have you already tried using BCEdit to add Windows 7 to the boot list while you are in XP instead using steps 7 to 16 in METHOD TWO of the tutorial?

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18 Jan 2010   #471
Tomasvanschelve

Windows 7
 
 
no primary partition?

HI.

I've tried to create a dualboot yesterday and failed. very badly.
however, i've managed to install windows 7 home premium again.

now i've found this method i wanna try it again.
I'm just beginning and think something is going wrong already.

here's the thing.

when i make a new partition in windows 7 it comes up as a logical, not as a primary like in the pictures in the method.

how do i change this. or is there no need to change!?

help me please

Tomas
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18 Jan 2010   #472
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Tomas, and welcome to Seven Forums.

It will work fine on a logical partition as well.
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18 Jan 2010   #473
user62756

win XP
 
 

BrinkHello User62756, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Have you already tried using BCEdit to add Windows 7 to the boot list while you are in XP instead using steps 7 to 16 in METHOD TWO of the tutorial?
Did not

I will give it a try

Besides adding the entry (if not in there), is there anything else I need to do ?

Just tried it - even after I go to the manage boot loader, and ask to "reinstalled the Vista/Windows 7" + Write MBR
No go. If the DVD in not inserted, I boot into WinXP
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18 Jan 2010   #474
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Please post a screenshot of 7 Disk Management window.

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

You possibly just need to change the boot order of the Hard drives.
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18 Jan 2010   #475
user62756

win XP
 
 
did it !!

Since I suspect the hang up was because of the second drive, I went ahead, open the case, remove the second drive (temporarily) and did [another] clean install of Windows 7. This time - voila - I can now see the boot menu, all options work and I do not need to have the DVD inserted to boot into Windows 7

Thanks for your help.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by user62756 View Post
BrinkHello User62756, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Have you already tried using BCEdit to add Windows 7 to the boot list while you are in XP instead using steps 7 to 16 in METHOD TWO of the tutorial?
Did not

I will give it a try

Besides adding the entry (if not in there), is there anything else I need to do ?

Just tried it - even after I go to the manage boot loader, and ask to "reinstalled the Vista/Windows 7" + Write MBR
No go. If the DVD in not inserted, I boot into WinXP
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Jan 2010   #476
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

User,

I'm happy to hear that you got it sorted the way you wanted it.
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19 Jan 2010   #477
Bert Coules

Windows 7
 
 

I just tried this: I disconnected the existing hard disk in my HP (Windows 7) desktop, installed a new, blank drive and connected it up. Then I booted the machine with my XP Pro disk in the DVD drive and ran through a standard installation of Windows XP.

My thinking was to see if the hardware was compatible with XP without compromising the Windows 7 installation at all.

The installation went perfectly, but when I tried to access the internet there was no connection. Checking in Device Manager revealed yellow question marks on the ethernet port and all the PCI devices. Presumably Windows XP doesn't have the necessary drivers.

So I changed the drive connections back to the original HDD (and everything's working perfectly, phew) and am in search of the necessary drivers. I'll try Hewlett Packard support, but wonder if anyone here has come across the motherboard? Belarc Adviser reports it as "PEGATRON CORPORATION EVANS 1.02" and a Google search turns up virtually no information at all.

Many thanks.

Bert
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19 Jan 2010   #478
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

You might have better luck checking the HP site for drivers under the machine model number - instead of chasing down the mobo. It may be specially made for HP anyway.
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19 Jan 2010   #479
Bert Coules

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
You might have better luck checking the HP site for drivers under the machine model number - instead of chasing down the mobo. It may be specially made for HP anyway.
I'll do that; thanks for the thought.

Bert
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