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Windows 7: Can i dual-boot WIndows 7 with WIn XP?

11 Jan 2009   #1
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 
Can i dual-boot WIndows 7 with WIn XP?

I m currently running windows xp sp2 with windows vista sp1. i just want to know if i can dual-boot windows 7 with windows xp?


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11 Jan 2009   #2
z3r010

 

Yes
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11 Jan 2009   #3
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

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15 Jan 2009   #4
Axess Denyd

XP / Vista
 
 
oops

Ok, I seem to have broken mine, let's see if I can get any suggestions.

I am using an MSI Wind that came with XP. When I saw all the people who had successfully installed OSX on their Winds, I decided I should do this as well. The Darwin botloader then took over for startup.

I then decided that two OSes weren't enough, so I installed Windows 7 last night.

Unfortunately, I don't think that it recognized the Darwin bootloader properly....I don't get a boot menu, I don't see any other OSes under msconfig, and I can't get EasyBCD to recognize anything either.

Anyone have any ideas how to rebuild the bootloaders for the other OSes? Or is it even possible? (I could deal with wiping them out since I can copy my data files from XP to Win7 and I don't really have anything in OSX anyway)

Thanks for any suggestions
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08 Sep 2009   #5
time sheep

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

from within Windows 7, msconfig is not for editing bootloader settings, you should use the commandline tool BCDEDIT
Idk how to use it, even though, i know thats what its for :)

I can't even boot from my OSX disc :S, Thats unfair
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08 Sep 2009   #6
Dark Nova Gamer

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Axess Denyd View Post
Ok, I seem to have broken mine, let's see if I can get any suggestions.

I am using an MSI Wind that came with XP. When I saw all the people who had successfully installed OSX on their Winds, I decided I should do this as well. The Darwin botloader then took over for startup.

I then decided that two OSes weren't enough, so I installed Windows 7 last night.

Unfortunately, I don't think that it recognized the Darwin bootloader properly....I don't get a boot menu, I don't see any other OSes under msconfig, and I can't get EasyBCD to recognize anything either.

Anyone have any ideas how to rebuild the bootloaders for the other OSes? Or is it even possible? (I could deal with wiping them out since I can copy my data files from XP to Win7 and I don't really have anything in OSX anyway)

Thanks for any suggestions
Uh if you are trying to tri-boot OSX, Windows XP and Windows 7.

Try installing Windows XP first, then Windows 7, then OS X (I recommend iDeneb).

Then use Chameleon 2 RC3 as a bootloader. Should all work then and the boot loader will be pretty.

(just realized this wasn't even his thread!)

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dinesh View Post
I m currently running windows xp sp2 with windows vista sp1. i just want to know if i can dual-boot windows 7 with windows xp?
Yes, its easy. :)
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08 Sep 2009   #7
Snufffed

 

Again the answer to your question is simple:

1. Make sure XP is your Primary Boot..
it is much easier that way.

YES
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08 Sep 2009   #8
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

this thread is 8 months old. lol
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08 Sep 2009   #9
Dark Nova Gamer

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dinesh View Post
this thread is 8 months old. lol
ROFL don't blame me, I hardly ever look at the Original Post's date.
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