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Windows 7: HP dv6-3019ax

13 Jun 2011   #21
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

You can make several partitions within one Basic Partition. Tutorial Here.
this explains a lot about different disks and partition types.


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13 Jun 2011   #22
onlinegamesnz

Windows 7 home
 
 

Ok latest update, XP is installed and working sucessfully.

Only Problem now,

EasyBCD is not adding XP to the boot record.

I followed the tutorial, click add entry, choose XP click add and it says at the bottom, added sucessfully,

Then click add to Windows 7/Vista MBR,

and says added sucessfully to record etc

Just keeps booting to windows 7

Thanks!!

Heres whats currently in the bootloader before restarting

There are a total of 2 entries listed in the bootloader.
Default: Windows 7
Timeout: 30 seconds
EasyBCD Boot Device: C:\
Entry #1
Name: Windows 7
BCD ID: {current}
Drive: C:\
Bootloader Path: \Windows\system32\winload.exe
Entry #2
Name: Microsoft Windows XP
BCD ID: {79fef968-5d0e-11e0-b888-fee2b09be9e2}
Drive: C:\
Bootloader Path: \NST\ntldr

When i restart, it seems to remove it and just boots straight to win 7.
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13 Jun 2011   #23
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 



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13 Jun 2011   #24
onlinegamesnz

Windows 7 home
 
 

Yes i hit save. Am i meant to run it in XP? Now i reinstalled XP and have a boot selection on two XP operating systems instead of XP and 7
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13 Jun 2011   #25
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Delete the old one.
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13 Jun 2011   #26
gregrocker

 

Please post back the screenshot for your full Disk Mgmt drive map with listings showing all columns, using the Snipping Tool in Start Menu.

It appears incorrect having both OS's listed in EasyBCD as being on C drive.

If you are in Win7, look at Computer to see what drive letter XP has been given. See if you can delete the XP listing and add it again with it's correct drive letter.
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13 Jun 2011   #27
onlinegamesnz

Windows 7 home
 
 

Ok i will post pics tonight. When i get home i will try install .Net 2.0 and run easyBCD in XP and see if i can insert the boot record for windows 7 in XP, as the XP boot record now exists.

Is there an easy way to boot between the operating systems without inserting the repair cd for each os and repairing the boot record for the os i want to boot to.

Its a real pain to switch between them at the moment

Ill report back tonight
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13 Jun 2011   #28
gregrocker

 

Follow exactly Method Two, Steps 7-12 in this tutorial to try to add Win7 from XP: Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP

It's too bad you reinstalled XP before attempting to correctly add it from Win7, since it is easier to use Easy from Win7. If following the exact steps above (nothing else!) does not work, you'll need to start Win7 again to try adding XP correctly this time.

You likely already know this since you must have done it once before. But to start Win7 again mark it Active in XP DIsk Mgmt and run 3 Startup Repairs with reboots from the Win7 DVD/Repair CD.
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14 Jun 2011   #29
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Did you install Win XP to C: drive or D: drive?
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14 Jun 2011   #30
onlinegamesnz

Windows 7 home
 
 

I deleted partition D which was HP Recovery. I figured ive got windows 7 on CD and all drivers are avaliable on HP website, so deleted D: drive (hope it doesnt void warrenty) and shrunk my C: volume and created a new partition F: with 20GB name "Windows XP"

I managed to insert the correct boot record using BCD in XP.

I just had to reinstall XP again cause i installed some graphics drivers i though were for XP as they were described when i downloaded then, they were ATI drivers, and when i rebooted XP, the display just went black, pushed buttons and could hear things happenning so i knew that XP was running, so had to reinstall. Now just have my wifi adapter installed which is really all i need XP for which is networking, cause in 7 it appears that DHCP and the wireless networks get tied up or something :S

but all is good now, really need some graphics drivers as display is a bit laggy.

Thats where im at, Thanks for all help again!!
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