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Windows 7: Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP


28 Apr 2009   #959
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 Oct 2010   #960
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

I always have Users start Windows 7 to add XP since it works better, thus the Write MBR step is not necessary.


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17 Oct 2010   #961
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

The only scenario I've had time to test so far is using EasyBCD from within Windows 7 to add XP.

I haven't had time and don't expect to any time soon to test adding Windows 7 while in XP, maybe the first part on next week I will be able make time to start testing that.
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17 Oct 2010   #962
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

What about this test: http://www.sevenforums.com/vip/11740...ml#post1005820?

It points to not needing the Write MBR step when adding 7 from XP with Easy.
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18 Oct 2010   #963
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Ok, here are my results after doing extensive testing. I did this in a VM with 32-bit Windows 7 Ultimate installed first, then installing 32-bit XP PRO SP3 second.

How I have METHOD TWO currently in the tutorial is the way that worked everytime for me without issue.
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18 Oct 2010   #964
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Thank you Shawn for taking time to sort this for us and I will consider it resolved.
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18 Oct 2010   #965
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Well, it works great for me, but we shall see how it works for others.
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18 Oct 2010   #966
PC Addict

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

love this site!!!!!thanx again
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26 Oct 2010   #967
Toricorn

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
EasyBCD

If I'm running EasyBCD on my Windows XP, do I have to add Windows 7 to the bootloader or the Windows XP to the bootloader (where Im selecting the operating system I want to start up with)?...
Replay fast please.
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26 Oct 2010   #968
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Toricorn, and welcome to Seven Forums.

It depends on which one you had installed first.

If you are doing METHOD TWO, then you can just follow the steps for how.

If you are doing METHOD ONE, then there is no need to unless you are missing one in the "Windows Boot Manager" screen.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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26 Oct 2010   #969
Toricorn

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Hi, thanks
I had Windows 7 Home Premium installed first.. So do i need to add my Windows 7 or the Windows XP to the bootloader?.. :P
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