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

08 May 2009   #1
Noles

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 
Is there a way to dual boot to XP, after installing 7?

Hopefully this section is acceptable, but basically I'm requesting this because certain games obviously don't work on Windows 7. I'm really dying to try out Windows XP again, mainly for a few older games I have that won't even work with compatibility mode (Black and White 2). Is there a way, or some tutorial that shows how to duel boot to another OS after you've got Windows installed and running? I'm completely new to duel booting, so an in-depth guide would be greatly appreciated.

This possibly?


Edit: I guess I should of looked around a bit more. Hopefully this will do the trick.


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09 May 2009   #2
YupYup

Win 7
 
 

No not that, use method 2 of this tutorial.Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP
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09 May 2009   #3
myzr7

Windows 7 Ulti. x64
 
 

Hello Welcome to SevenForums, Noles

Hope that you have a good stay here on SF.
A SevenForums tutorial may help you with that try looking here
index page
Windows 7 - Tutorial Index look under d for dual boot. That should get you started. lm
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09 May 2009   #4
johngalt

 

People, before this goes further:

Quote:
du⋅el

/ˈduəl, ˈdyu-/ Show Spelled Pronunciation [doo-uhl, dyoo-] Show IPA noun, verb, -eled, -el⋅ing or (especially British) -elled, -el⋅ling. –noun 1. a prearranged combat between two persons, fought with deadly weapons according to an accepted code of procedure, esp. to settle a private quarrel. 2. any contest between two persons or parties.
–verb (used with object), verb (used without object) 3. to fight in a duel.

du⋅al

/ˈduəl, ˈdyu-/ Show Spelled Pronunciation [doo-uhl, dyoo-] Show IPA –adjective 1. of, pertaining to, or noting two. 2. composed or consisting of two people, items, parts, etc., together; twofold; double: dual ownership; dual controls on a plane. 3. having a twofold, or double, character or nature. 4. Grammar. being or pertaining to a member of the category of number, as in Old English, Old Russian, or Arabic, that denotes two of the things in question.
If you search for duel you won't find it b/c it is spelled dual....
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09 May 2009   #5
Noles

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by YupYup View Post
No not that, use method 2 of this tutorial.Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP
Yep, I'm checking it out now.

Thanks myzr7.

So it is, johngalt, so it is... but at 1:10 AM, it's spelled duel.
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09 May 2009   #6
Noles

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

If I may, I've got a question about the tutorial. I'm going to be installing it on another disk, the E: volume I guess, but I'm not sure what I should do with the files inside. Does it matter what volume I install it in? These are the three I have:



Since the E: drive on the tutorial was being used, I wasn't sure if I was supposed to be using it or not, and if it would work properly if I used the D: one. The "recovery" files that were there I just deleted.
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09 May 2009   #7
johngalt

 

***DO NOT INSTALL IT TO E:***

If you hose something on your main OS you will not be able to restore it like it was before - sure, you can install the OS yourself from another DVD, but it will have to match the type (OEM versus Retail) for you old key to work - and you'll have to hunt down your drivers and such....

Trust me - I beta test software *and* OSs and have been doing so for over 10 years - do not get rid of the files in that partition.

That Dell Backup - not sure what that is either, but you might want to find out about it - that one *might* be able to go - and if not, then you're going to ahve to do some serious playing around to get a partition that you can install Win 7 to.
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09 May 2009   #8
YupYup

Win 7
 
 

He wiped D: which was the space where the backup software that came pre-installed stored its backups.
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09 May 2009   #9
Noles

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by johngalt View Post
That Dell Backup - not sure what that is either, but you might want to find out about it - that one *might* be able to go - and if not, then you're going to ahve to do some serious playing around to get a partition that you can install Win 7 to.
I'm trying to install Windows XP.

Quote:
He wiped D: which was the space where the backup software that came pre-installed stored its backups.
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09 May 2009   #10
johngalt

 

Yes, but he *said* E: - so I am making sure that he knows not to under any circumstance use E:....
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