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Windows 7: Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP


28 Apr 2009   #909
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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02 Oct 2010   #910
scgt1

Win 7 Ult x64 Win XP Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Post a screenoie of the Disk Management window, so we can see what is going on.

Also post the output of Easy window showing the entries, you may need to ctrl+c to copy it.
Granted the structure of all the other drives are hit and miss, because of the reload and two of them are going to get pulled out. The first two lines are the ones to look at.
First one is the ssd that has the system reserved win 7 and then the left over space that is recommended everywhere for an ssd drive
2nd drive is the 250 gig spinning sata with xp being under d and I haven't formated the rest of the drive yet. No need to muck with all that until everything is working properly.



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02 Oct 2010   #911
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

The XP bootfiles need to be on H.

Boot.ini needs to point at Disk1 partition1.
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02 Oct 2010   #912
scgt1

Win 7 Ult x64 Win XP Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
The XP bootfiles need to be on H.

Boot.ini needs to point at Disk1 partition1.
; This boot.ini was automatically generated by NeoSmart Technologies' BootGrabber.exe
; Use EasyBCD from Download EasyBCD 2.0.2 - NeoSmart Technologies to manage your bootloader
[boot loader]
timeout=15
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(1)\WINDOWS
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Windows XP on D:\" /fastdetect

I got a windows xp screen this time then a black screen and a reboot. Then tried safe mode. It ran through some of the starting process, but then black screen and reboot. I'm going to say the install somehow is tanked now????
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03 Oct 2010   #913
robcat2075

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 
No boot menu

Easy BCD would not run under Win XP even though I had installed the .net framework app.

So I used my Win 7 CD to get to the command prompt and enter the commands in Step 6> Tip

That returned my computer to booting with Win 7 and I was able to run Easy BCD from there but there is still no boot menu appearing when I reboot.

??
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03 Oct 2010   #914
scgt1

Win 7 Ult x64 Win XP Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by scgt1 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
The XP bootfiles need to be on H.

Boot.ini needs to point at Disk1 partition1.
; This boot.ini was automatically generated by NeoSmart Technologies' BootGrabber.exe
; Use EasyBCD from Download EasyBCD 2.0.2 - NeoSmart Technologies to manage your bootloader
[boot loader]
timeout=15
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(1)\WINDOWS
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Windows XP on D:\" /fastdetect

I got a windows xp screen this time then a black screen and a reboot. Then tried safe mode. It ran through some of the starting process, but then black screen and reboot. I'm going to say the install somehow is tanked now????
Am I correct in thinking this?
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04 Oct 2010   #915
scgt1

Win 7 Ult x64 Win XP Pro
 
 

Ok I now know why I can't get back into XP. It doesn't like AHCI mode which is necessary for running SSD drives for full performance. So anyone have a way (because nothing I check online allows me to) to get ahci drivers to swap out the ide drivers that get forced into a win xp install? I can't F6 them in as I don't have a floppy drive. Havent' for the last 8 years or so. I've tried to put the files to a cd and select S, but my windows keeps trying to find things on A which doesn't exist because I have floppy turned off since I don't have one.

It's looking like I will have to sell my Act Labs Force RS setup if I can't get this to work. Which really sucks, because there hasn't been another decent wheel on the market since!
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04 Oct 2010   #916
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Scgt1,

You might be able to do the tutorial below to create a slipstreamed XP instllation DVD with the XP AHCI drivers included with it already.

SATA Drivers - Slipstream into Windows XP CD

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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04 Oct 2010   #917
mezumi

Windows XP 32 bit
 
 
need urgent help

hi I am totally unfamiliar with dual booting and using of diskpart, so when I followed the tutorial to install dual boot (with XP installed first) using the diskpart method, and tried to "shrink", nothing happened; instead a list of diskpart commands appeared whether i typed "shrink" or "shrink querymax". Pls help!
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04 Oct 2010   #918
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Mezumi, and welcome to Seven Forums.

If you like, you can use a great free program like Partition Wizard Home Edition to make shrinking the partition easier instead.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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04 Oct 2010   #919
Wrathchild90

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Hi Brink!
I'm New of the forum and I see you're great work with this tutorial!
However I still have some problem
I've done thing in the tutorial but still there's isn't a dual boot when i restar the computer.
There's only Windows 7..
I've tryed to do something with Easy Bcd but every time i reboot my pc the entry of windows XP disappear!
:-(
Any suggestion?

Sorry for my bad english, and thank again for your great work!

Wrathchild
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