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Windows 7: Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP


28 Apr 2009   #599
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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17 Feb 2010   #600
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by blackmenthol View Post
okay, thanks a lot. will post again after i installed xp
You're welcome.

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17 Feb 2010   #601
haider2122

window 7
 
 

hi
currently iam using window7 ultimate 64bit ... i did exactly what u posted bt during the instalation of winxp i face a problem at selecting the drive .... there is no drive name and space i dont have any clue why it hapens....nd it even says u cant proceed ...il b thankful to u if u you can help
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17 Feb 2010   #602
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Haider, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Do you have RAID setup on that drive? If so, you will need RAID drivers for XP on a USB flash drive to load during the installation of XP for it to be able to see the HDD.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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19 Feb 2010   #603
chou560

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Brink,

You are a life saver, I finally got the dual boot win 7 and XP on two separate drive set-ups working thanks to you and this great post!

And by the way, just a little something I figured out that might help other members while trying to do the same setup,
I was having this problem like many I had read have been experiencing where every time I tried to load XP where you have to press F6 to load the drivers for the HDD I would get error 18 on line 2112 or something like that. Well the solution to that is the floppy disk needs to be freshly formatted and do the long format not the quick and then copy all the drivers on it afterwards and it worked just fine. I tried it a few times with different floppies that I had lying around,

Thanks again.
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19 Feb 2010   #604
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Chou,

Thank you for posting back your results. I have added a note to help with this.
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20 Feb 2010   #605
JuventuSZ

Windows XP SP3
 
 

Hello all,

I have Windows 7 installed on my PC, but now I installed Windows XP SP3 on another partition, and I put the NET Framework 2.0, then the EasyBCD, but when I try to start it, appeard the following message: http://img205.imageshack.us/img205/8...nshot001jg.jpg
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20 Feb 2010   #606
fatih

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
Hardisk or a new partition?

Hei

I am a new user so I try to learn how to dual boot xp and win 7.Your tutorial is great, I am just wondering I have 2 hardisks in my computer.
Disk 1 has win 7 (C), hp tools,recovery(E) and system. Disk 2 is empty for the data. Which hard disk is good for making a new partition and installing it disk 1 or disk 2? Because I dont want to have problem in dual booting later and the performance is important.
Thanks before hand...
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20 Feb 2010   #607
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JuventuSZ View Post
Hello all,

I have Windows 7 installed on my PC, but now I installed Windows XP SP3 on another partition, and I put the NET Framework 2.0, then the EasyBCD, but when I try to start it, appeard the following message: http://img205.imageshack.us/img205/8...nshot001jg.jpg
Hello Juventu, and welcome to Seven Forums.

What happens when you click OK to allow it to be fixed?
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20 Feb 2010   #608
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fatih View Post
Hei

I am a new user so I try to learn how to dual boot xp and win 7.Your tutorial is great, I am just wondering I have 2 hardisks in my computer.
Disk 1 has win 7 (C), hp tools,recovery(E) and system. Disk 2 is empty for the data. Which hard disk is good for making a new partition and installing it disk 1 or disk 2? Because I dont want to have problem in dual booting later and the performance is important.
Thanks before hand...
Hello Fatih, and welcome to Seven Forums.

It really doesn't matter which disk you use for performance, but using Disk 2 would make it easier to remove in the future if you decide to.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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20 Feb 2010   #609
Sicnarf

Win7 Pro-64bit
 
 
Dual boot problems with IDE and SATA?

Just put together this new machine with Windows 7 Pro-64bit (stand alone) on the SATA drive.
I have a brand new IDE drive and was thinking about installing WinXP on it.
What might the problems be using SATA and IDE?
Which drive would be the slave?
If I disconect the SATA drive,install the IDE drive as the only drive, format and install XP, can I then meld the two independant drives to a dual boot situation and which part of the "instructions" would cover that scenario??
Thanks
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