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Windows 7: Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP


28 Apr 2009   #609
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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20 Feb 2010   #610
marht

Windows 7 Ultimate 32+64Bits
 
 

Hello, I got a big problem..

First my situation was :
C Drive --> Windows XP 32 BITS
D (partition) --> Windows 7 32 BITS

The dual booting seems to work fine..

But when i saw how many Gib's i wasted on the C Drive.. I thought:
Let's reinstall windows xp..
So i went true the whole installation and installed all the files to my C drive..

Then the problem..

I can't choose between OS's...it just loads XP.
So after that i installed windows 7 64 bits to my C drive in the hope that would work..
And now i can only start the 64 Bits version on my C drive .. I can't dual boot anymore. .

So if anyone know what to do.. TELL ME PLZ

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20 Feb 2010   #611
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by marht View Post
Hello, I got a big problem..

First my situation was :
C Drive --> Windows XP 32 BITS
D (partition) --> Windows 7 32 BITS

The dual booting seems to work fine..

But when i saw how many Gib's i wasted on the C Drive.. I thought:
Let's reinstall windows xp..
So i went true the whole installation and installed all the files to my C drive..

Then the problem..

I can't choose between OS's...it just loads XP.
So after that i installed windows 7 64 bits to my C drive in the hope that would work..
And now i can only start the 64 Bits version on my C drive .. I can't dual boot anymore. .

So if anyone know what to do.. TELL ME PLZ
Why not go back to your first situation.
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20 Feb 2010   #612
marht

Windows 7 Ultimate 32+64Bits
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by marht View Post
Hello, I got a big problem..

First my situation was :
C Drive --> Windows XP 32 BITS
D (partition) --> Windows 7 32 BITS

The dual booting seems to work fine..

But when i saw how many Gib's i wasted on the C Drive.. I thought:
Let's reinstall windows xp..
So i went true the whole installation and installed all the files to my C drive..

Then the problem..

I can't choose between OS's...it just loads XP.
So after that i installed windows 7 64 bits to my C drive in the hope that would work..
And now i can only start the 64 Bits version on my C drive .. I can't dual boot anymore. .

So if anyone know what to do.. TELL ME PLZ
Why not go back to your first situation.
Because it wont dual boot, after i reinstalled the xp edition to my c drive i was not able to dual boot.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Feb 2010   #613
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by marht View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by marht View Post
Hello, I got a big problem..

First my situation was :
C Drive --> Windows XP 32 BITS
D (partition) --> Windows 7 32 BITS

The dual booting seems to work fine..

But when i saw how many Gib's i wasted on the C Drive.. I thought:
Let's reinstall windows xp..
So i went true the whole installation and installed all the files to my C drive..

Then the problem..

I can't choose between OS's...it just loads XP.
So after that i installed windows 7 64 bits to my C drive in the hope that would work..
And now i can only start the 64 Bits version on my C drive .. I can't dual boot anymore. .

So if anyone know what to do.. TELL ME PLZ
Why not go back to your first situation.
Because it wont dual boot, after i reinstalled the xp edition to my c drive i was not able to dual boot.
You can not have Win XP & Win 7 installed on the same partition.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Feb 2010   #614
marht

Windows 7 Ultimate 32+64Bits
 
 

Let me explain..

Situation now =

C DRIVE 100GIB --> WINDOWS 7 64 BITS
D DRIVE 200GIB --> WINDOWS 7 32 BITS

WHEN IT STARTS IT STARTS THE OS ON MY C DRIVE..
AND I WANT TO GO BACK TO MY D DRIVE FOR ALL MY FILES ETC. SO I NEED A DUAL BOOT BUT THATS THE PROBLEM CAUSE THERE IS NO MENU WHEN I START WINDOWS.

sorry for caps lock/bad english
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20 Feb 2010   #615
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by marht View Post
Let me explain..

Situation now =

C DRIVE 100GIB --> WINDOWS 7 64 BITS
D DRIVE 200GIB --> WINDOWS 7 32 BITS

WHEN IT STARTS IT STARTS THE OS ON MY C DRIVE..
AND I WANT TO GO BACK TO MY D DRIVE FOR ALL MY FILES ETC. SO I NEED A DUAL BOOT BUT THATS THE PROBLEM CAUSE THERE IS NO MENU WHEN I START WINDOWS.

sorry for caps lock/bad english
Try this:

Use EasyBCD 2.0 in Win 7.

EasyBCD 2.0 Beta Builds - The NeoSmart Forums

How to EasyBCD read the first part of this tutorial.
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20 Feb 2010   #616
marht

Windows 7 Ultimate 32+64Bits
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by marht View Post
Let me explain..

Situation now =

C DRIVE 100GIB --> WINDOWS 7 64 BITS
D DRIVE 200GIB --> WINDOWS 7 32 BITS

WHEN IT STARTS IT STARTS THE OS ON MY C DRIVE..
AND I WANT TO GO BACK TO MY D DRIVE FOR ALL MY FILES ETC. SO I NEED A DUAL BOOT BUT THATS THE PROBLEM CAUSE THERE IS NO MENU WHEN I START WINDOWS.

sorry for caps lock/bad english
Try this:

Use EasyBCD 2.0 in Win 7.

EasyBCD 2.0 Beta Builds - The NeoSmart Forums

How to EasyBCD read the first part of this tutorial.
Uhhh i did the download but i really dont know how to use this program cause when i try to add an os it only gives the options of older os's.. not windows 7.
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21 Feb 2010   #617
marht

Windows 7 Ultimate 32+64Bits
 
 

I repaired my system with easybcd 2.0 ty all now i can run my system again with all my games etc :P
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21 Feb 2010   #618
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by marht View Post
I repaired my system with easybcd 2.0 ty all now i can run my system again with all my games etc :P
That is good news.
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21 Feb 2010   #619
ItNoWorkie

xp and 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
I found this link for your RAID drivers for your DP55WG motherboard below:

RAID: Intel® Rapid Storage Technology Driver for Intel Desktop Boards

You can download the correct driver ZIP file, and extract the files from ZIP to a USB flash drive. The USB flash drive will act like a floppy drive at boot if you have your BIOS settings set to allow booting from a USB device. You should be able to select the USB flash drive if you have the option to load your RAID drivers during installation.

Hey Brink, I loaded the 32Bit SATA RAID Drivers onto the root directory of a USB thumb drive, Set the bios to boot to USB 1st, then optical, Started the system, it tried to boot to USB and didnt, which is fine I guess, then it booted to the XP bootable install disk CD, I hit F6, It gave me the option to select "s" to install the SATA Raid drivers, I hit "S" and got this:

"Setup could not find a floppy drive on your machine to load the OEM drivers from floppy disk:

* Press ESC to cancel loading OEM drivers.
* Press F3 to quit setup"

Brink, I have no floppy drive, how do I get the xp install disk or process to look for the USB drive during F6? or other option so I can load prior to installing XP? I get BSOD if I press the "ESC" option and continue with setup.
From earlier posts, Bios is set to SATA=RAID an you gave me the intel link to the drivers. (thx. for that)

Thanks for your time,
ItNoWorkie.
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