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Windows 7: XP disappeared after 7 and ....

07 Mar 2010   #1

 
XP disappeared after 7 and ....

Hi my friends,
I had XP professional sp3 installed on C drive, then i installed 7 ultimate on D drive, after that i can't run XP anymore, I can't choose it;
As my CPU doesn't let me run Windows XP Mode feature of 7, and I am only using windows 7 these days ( I couldn't remove and format windows XP from drive C )
I just downloaded and installed " VMware-player-3.0.1-227600 ".
Now, how can i open my installed XP on drive C from 7 with this software?
If i can't ( even if i can ), please show me a way of removing xp.
please explain in an easy way like 1- ... 2- ... and . like that
Thanks


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07 Mar 2010   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

insert you Windows 7 instaillion Disk, reboot your PC and do a Start up repair.

It should once done, give u the boot manger, when compelete
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07 Mar 2010   #3

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07 Mar 2010   #4

windows 7
 
 

In windows 7 click on start menu and in the search bar at the bottom type

"msconfig" without the quotes and then click on the "boot" tab and you should see all of the oparting system whichs you have installed or have previously installed,

go ahead and enable or disable any,

mkae sure you enable the windows xp boot entry and then reboot your computer.

You should then be able to choose which to load,

Windows 7 or Windows xp,

I hope this helped,

Regards Paul
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08 Mar 2010   #5

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by paulpp View Post
In windows 7 click on start menu and in the search bar at the bottom type

"msconfig" without the quotes and then click on the "boot" tab and you should see all of the oparting system whichs you have installed or have previously installed,

go ahead and enable or disable any,

mkae sure you enable the windows xp boot entry and then reboot your computer.

You should then be able to choose which to load,

Windows 7 or Windows xp,

I hope this helped,

Regards Paul
it only shows one OS, and it is windows 7
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08 Mar 2010   #6

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mitch656 View Post
insert you Windows 7 instaillion Disk, reboot your PC and do a Start up repair.

It should once done, give u the boot manger, when compelete
how to do a Start up repair?! what is that?
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08 Mar 2010   #7

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
when ever i used EasyBCD, i couldn't go to one of my OS es .
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08 Mar 2010   #8

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Try running a startup repair om 7. It should detect the XP and add it to the BCD.
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08 Mar 2010   #9
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Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit SP 1
 
 

Hope you got it already fixed as per Jonathan's advise .
There is another way (just an alternative) to fix that issue. Download EasyBCD 2.0 Beta and install it in win 7. then add a windows xp boot entry using it. After restarting, you will get a dual boot between win 7 and xp.
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08 Mar 2010   #10

windows 7
 
 

not sure if im right when i say this but to do a start up repair i think you may to insert your windows 7 disk and then click on repair instead of install or something along them lines,

dont take my word for it though but i think i seenn this mention somehwere else,

hope it helped,

Regards Paul
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