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Windows 7: Is there a way to dual boot to XP, after installing 7?

09 May 2009   #11
Noles

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by johngalt View Post
Yes, but he *said* E: - so I am making sure that he knows not to under any circumstance use E:....
He being me, right?

Alright so the only one left would be D:, which didn't seem to have anything of much importance.


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09 May 2009   #12
johngalt

 

Right, D.

However, you *might* run into issues anyway since that is an extended partition - some folks have not and some have....

I would first have found out what was really in D: but now that it is gone....might as well take the plunge fully, no?
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09 May 2009   #13
Noles

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by johngalt View Post
Right, D.

However, you *might* run into issues anyway since that is an extended partition - some folks have not and some have....

I would first have found out what was really in D: but now that it is gone....might as well take the plunge fully, no?
I took a quick peek through, and it seemed to be just a whole bunch of files that I suppose had information on them over time. It was Norton's backups and restores (Norton came with my Vista) - nothing too important.
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09 May 2009   #14
YupYup

Win 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by johngalt View Post
Right, D.

However, you *might* run into issues anyway since that is an extended partition - some folks have not and some have....

I would first have found out what was really in D: but now that it is gone....might as well take the plunge fully, no?
I agree and since there is nothing on it now he can just delete the partition and install to the unallocated space instead of a logical partition.
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09 May 2009   #15
Noles

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by YupYup View Post
I agree and since there is nothing on it now he can just delete the partition and install to the unallocated space instead of a logical partition.
So I should delete that volume, or?
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09 May 2009   #16
johngalt

 

No, boot off the Windows DVD, and make sure you used that Disk Advanced options to allow you to delete the 77 GB partition, and then have Windows 7 use that free space to install into.
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09 May 2009   #17
YupYup

Win 7
 
 

*cough* XP
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09 May 2009   #18
Noles

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by johngalt View Post
No, boot off the Windows DVD, and make sure you used that Disk Advanced options to allow you to delete the 77 GB partition, and then have Windows 7 use that free space to install into.
I'm not following. Also, I'm installing XP (not Windows 7).
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09 May 2009   #19
YupYup

Win 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Noles View Post
I'm not following. Also, I'm installing XP (not Windows 7).
Just delete the partition and then make it a primary partition labeled "windows XP" like it shows in the tutorial.
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09 May 2009   #20
johngalt

 

Right, got mixed up a bit - just listen to Yup, I', going to bed....

At 2:06 AM it's *all* win7 to me :P
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