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Windows 7: Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP


28 Apr 2009   #529
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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27 Jan 2010   #530
jroberts

Windows 7/XP Pro
 
 

I cannot get Easy BCD to run on XP. It tells me I need to be running Vista for it to work. Is there a way around this, because I can't get windows 7 to boot without it.


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27 Jan 2010   #531
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello J.Roberts, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Did you install both items in step 7 METHOD TWO in XP?
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27 Jan 2010   #532
jroberts

Windows 7/XP Pro
 
 

yes, I installed the .NET framework, then Easy BCD 1.7.2, and when I try to open easy bcd it says I must have vista installed to run the program
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27 Jan 2010   #533
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Strange, it runs on XP for me. You might try a older version on EasyBCD to see how it works instead then.
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27 Jan 2010   #534
jroberts

Windows 7/XP Pro
 
 

ok, I'll see if I can find an older version. I'll let you know if I get it to work
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27 Jan 2010   #535
tonecrafter

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jroberts View Post
yes, I installed the .NET framework, then Easy BCD 1.7.2, and when I try to open easy bcd it says I must have vista installed to run the program
Anthropos said he had to use easyBCD 2.0, to get his dual boot working...

Not sure if you might be having his same issue...

Me, I'm wanting to try the Dual Boot on my new Windows7 Toshiba Laptop:
Toshiba 16" Laptop A505-S6981 / 2.2GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T6600

A bit nervous that my Restore CD's won't work to get me back to "factory fresh"...if I can't get dual boot working. Does anyone here have experience "Restoring" back to the factory install of Windows7? Is there any reason why it wouldn't Restore after trying out the dual boot instructions? Much thanks for all the info and help
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27 Jan 2010   #536
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

If you are concerned about the manufacturer recovery cd's - make your own recovery image.

It only takes a few minutes.

There a several good free programs that will do it.

Macrium Reflect FREE Edition - Information and download

Paragon Backup & Recovery 10 Free Edition
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27 Jan 2010   #537
jroberts

Windows 7/XP Pro
 
 

I can't get any version of easybcd to work on XP. at the neosmart.net forums they can't help, because they say that it doesn't work with xp, which seems to be true in my case. I cannot find a way to get windows 7 to boot, and now my c drive, which was labeled as windows 7 before, is now labeled as local disk. Does that mean the install somehow got deleted?
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27 Jan 2010   #538
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

No, it just means you need to mark the 7 partition active and create the boot critical files on there.

After marking it active - run startup repair from the 7 dvd 3 times. ( Twice will probabaly do ).
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27 Jan 2010   #539
jroberts

Windows 7/XP Pro
 
 

in disk management, when I right click the drive containing vist, 'make active' is grayed out, so I cannot make it active, but it is labeled as a system drive
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