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Windows 7: Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP

28 Apr 2009   #69
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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21 Jul 2009   #70
adrek

Windows 7
 
 

Well actually that was my main problem to ask for help. In my first post here I mentioned that Windows 7 was the only OS listed under the Boot Tab, even when XP was installed and running.
Weird isn't it?

UPDATE:
I used EasyBCD to remove the XP entry and everything is fine now.
Thanks for your patience and help guys.

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21 Jul 2009   #71
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Adrek, I'm happy to hear that you got it sorted.
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27 Jul 2009   #72
Tooler

Se7en (Build 7127)
 
 

Thanks for the guide, but after I install 7, then create a new partition and install XP, I get no option for selecting XP or 7, boots back into 7. If I keep the XP disk in the drive, I get the NTLDR is missing error, ....Help.
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27 Jul 2009   #73
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Did you install Easybcd? (Step 7 METHOD TWO)

http://neosmart.net/dl.php?id=1

Select "Add entry" .

Where it says "Type" select the line that includes XP in the drop down.

Select the Active partition for the drive letter - not necessarily the same partition you installed XP on.

Click "Add Entry", Click "Save".


( Look in Disk Management for the System, Active partition drive letter)
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28 Jul 2009   #74
Tooler

Se7en (Build 7127)
 
 

No, I couldn't finish the install of XP. My problem was multiple hard drives. after removing the other 2 HD's all went smoothly. I'm a doof.

Thanks for the reply....
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31 Jul 2009   #75
ABuNeNe

Windows 7
 
 

Hi I've a WinXP on one HDD and recently installed Windows 7 RTM on another. When the installation completes, it'll prompt me to boot to which OS upon startup. How can I change it to there is no prompt but when I want to boot to another OS, I'll change the HDD boot priority.

Please advise.
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31 Jul 2009   #76
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello ABuNeNe,

From within Windows 7, you can do the tutorial below to remove Windows 7 from the boot list.

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...list-boot.html

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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05 Aug 2009   #77
Explodatron

Windows 7
 
 

I've run in to a bad problem. I followed your guide (method 2) exactly. I installed XP on to a second partition on the same hard drive that Windows 7 resides on. Now when I boot up it goes straight to "Unable to load operating system." I cannot boot into Windows 7 OR XP. I don't have a Windows 7 install disc as I installed it with a virtual drive. Can I fix this or am I screwed?
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05 Aug 2009   #78
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

If you have XP disc, boot that and repair.
You will then be able to boot into XP, but not 7.

Good idea to then use an isoburner ( this will do ) to burn a dvd of the 7.iso

Burn CDCC.zip

Boot the 7 dvd and run startup repair 3 times.

You will then be able to boot into 7 but you may not be able to boot into XP.

If not, install Easybcd on 7 and use it to add XP entry to 7 bcd.


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05 Aug 2009   #79
Explodatron

Windows 7
 
 

I've tried running the XP repair disc and the problem persists. I tried doing was FIXMBR and FIXBOOT on the XP partition. I'm currently downloading a Vista x64 recovery disc to try and repair the boot manager that way.
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