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Windows 7: Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP

28 Apr 2009   #969
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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26 Oct 2010   #970
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

There is no need to unless you are missing one of the OS's to select from in the "Windows Boot Manager" screen.

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26 Oct 2010   #971
Toricorn

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Thanks!

Seriously!
Thanks dude for making this tutorial!
I always wanted to have dual boot with 7 and XP :P
I fugured out about the bootloader by myself ^^
Thanks again, alot!
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26 Oct 2010   #972
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're most welcome Toricorn. Enjoy dual booting.
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30 Oct 2010   #973
shadowninty

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 RC | Windows XP x86 SP3 | Ubuntu 10.10 x64
 
 

Thanks so much!
Bestt guide out there
Slipstreamed SATA drivers into XP and all went well too
Dual-Booting for life

Thanks!!!
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30 Oct 2010   #974
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Your most welcome Shadowninty.
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30 Oct 2010   #975
shadowninty

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 RC | Windows XP x86 SP3 | Ubuntu 10.10 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Your most welcome Shadowninty.
Used another of your guides to get Ubuntu to dual-boot with Windows7 and am now happily triple-booting within 24 hours of getting my first laptop

Will definitely guide people in other forums to this guide (and your others here)

Once again, thanks!
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30 Oct 2010   #976
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Great news.
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03 Nov 2010   #977
vnikosv

WINDOWS 7 X64 , WINDOWS XP X86
 
 

Thanks a lot . This topic is goooooood !!!!
Really helpful .

Of course I had some problems cause I didn't use the command prompt.
When I used this
Type in these comands below, and press enter after each one.
  • bootrec /FixMbr
  • bootrec /FixBoot
  • bootrec /RebuildBcd
everything went OK

The first 3 tries were bad . Windows XP wouldn't start. So did Windows 7. So , I installed Windows 7 in the new partition , too .
I could enter the new boot menu , 2 Windows 7 choices (very strange) were there and one Window XP choce too , but unfortunately , when I chose XP , I couldn't continue the installation because it was an OEM version and I didn't have the key.

After this , I entered my regular Windows 7 OS . I formatted the XP partition and then I installed the proper Windows XP .

After installing windows XP , I inserted the windows 7 DVD , I used the commads you gave here and everything works perfect now .

It's a bittersweet feeling because I had to reboot the PC again and again and again.So many times that makes me sad . BUT I DO HAVE 2 OS NOW !!! THANKS!!!
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03 Nov 2010   #978
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Vnikosv, and welcome to Seven Forums.

It's great to hear that you got it sorted out. Thank you for posting with your results and solutions to share with others.
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03 Nov 2010   #979
jducharme

win 7 enterprise / winxp pro 32/64
 
 

OK, I have read, and re-read this page about 20 times now, and I still cant resolve my problem. I have a Dell Lattitude e6510 with Win 7 Enterprise intalled. I shrank and formatted my drive. Trying to install win xp pro 64 on my newly created e: drive. Went to the Dell website and got the floppy drive files for the Intel Sata drive, (Supposedly) I have booted to the win xp cd in the drive and hit f6 and tried the driver for the Intel ICHM9-E and it says it loads it. but alas after windows trys to start, BSOD! Tried the 32 bit cd as well with same result. Tried setting SATA operation to ATA in bios, but that made it worse so put it back and let win 7 fix itself via restore. Right now all is back where I started short of the shrunk drive. Any Ideas where I am going wrong?
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