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Windows 7: Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP


28 Apr 2009   #39
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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09 Jun 2009   #40
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Prolax,

I'm happy to hear that you got that one issue sorted. Thank you for posting back.

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13 Jun 2009   #41
rook

Windows 7 X64 RTM
 
 

Thanks Brink! Works great!

Now I can play my Steam games in XP and still have Win 7 as my #1 OS.
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13 Jun 2009   #42
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're welcome Rook.
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16 Jun 2009   #43
MattCatt

Windows 7 RC1
 
 

What do I do if on step 5 of method two the XP setup sees my HD as unpartitioned and empty? I can access everything while inside Windows 7 and while using an Ubuntu LiveCD.
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16 Jun 2009   #44
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello MattCatt, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Did you do step 1 of METHOD TWO to create the partition from the Windows 7 drive for XP?

If this is a separate hard drive than the one Windows 7 is on, then you can just select it to start installing XP on it.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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16 Jun 2009   #45
MattCatt

Windows 7 RC1
 
 

I have only the one drive, and I have 3 partitions on it. I want to install it on the F: partition.


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16 Jun 2009   #46
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Not sure why, but what options does it give you to prepare the drive in XP?
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22 Jun 2009   #47
MattCatt

Windows 7 RC1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Not sure why, but what options does it give you to prepare the drive in XP?
When it asks me to choose a partition, it only shows:

C: Partition1 [Unknown] 181070 MB (181070 MB free)
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27 Jun 2009   #48
GLADoS

Windows 7 build 7100
 
 

I am now trying to extend my existing XP partition, and add some memory to that partition, but when i right click the partition, the extend option is in grey, aswell as the mirror option... I do have several gigs of unallocated space, so I don't know what's wrong. Help would be great
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27 Jun 2009   #49
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Not sure what you mean by add memory to a partition.

Do you mean add space?

Disk Management will only extend into adjacent Unallocated space.

It will only also extend to the right.

Please post a screenshot of Disk Management window, like this:

Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP-diskmanagement2009-02-04_031947.jpg

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

Hope it helps


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