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07 Aug 2009   #691

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

Thanks for the warm welcome folks

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07 Aug 2009   #692
Orbital Shark


Welcome to the SevenForums Flik and any new members, please enjoy your stay
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07 Aug 2009   #693

Win 8 Release candidate 8400

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by matt0978 View Post
i never even bothered to introduce myself when i registered, lol. and so i've never received an official welcome. anyway, most ppl are nice around and very helpful. i also try to help where i can.

matt, 31. yorkshire born n bred living in wales UK.

Hi and a belated welcome.

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09 Aug 2009   #694

win XP/Win7
Lucky 7

Hi everyone
Nice forum, I installed Win 7 Ultimate with XP pro on the same partition, and after working out a couple glitches it's working fine.
I had XP sitting on a 290 gigs HD, and used the Diskpart command tool to shrink it to half the partition size so win& could install on the other half. Diskpart worked fine but it took many hours to rearrange the files before it made the secound partition, I went to bed and left it alone to do its job, in the morning Diskpart did show the size of the secound partition so I was able to install Win 7, it was quick and problem free.
The only glitch was the dual booting after the Post at boot up, the Windows boot manager window seem to have frozen. The keyboard would not make let me pick between the two OS. After playing around with the Bios I fixed the problem . It was related to USB settings.
So Now I could choose between Win XP Pro and Win 7 at boot up, but Win 7 still had a problem with the bootini process. So I was only able to access WinXP, Win 7 would stop loading once I moved the curser on the screen to Windows7 Ultimate. It also gave me the message that the operating system had a problem and need to be repaired with the help of the Win7 install disk.
So I did load the disk, booted from the CD player, let the fwindows files ignitiate etc, then clicked on the language
choice and the install 7 windows came up, on the side there is a Repair windows 7 link option to fix the problems with your system. It did rebuilt the booting up process and all is well for now. I'm no computer geek but I can follow directions. I think Windows 7 is great.
I hope all this make sense.
I used the help of some program to check and rename the entrie on the screen. Windows7 showed as Windows 7 Ultimate (recovered) so I renamed it to it's proper name. The program I used is EasyBCD. I actually used the program on both OS's to navigate from one to the other when the dual booting process did not work. Only the Default system would boot up. By either changing WinXP or Win7 to the default option i was able to acess both. It's a little wacko but it worked.
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09 Aug 2009   #695

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

Excellent Mabecane and a warm welcome to the forums.
Are you intending on keeping XP after the retail version becomes available in October?
Even if you are you will have to do a clean install and that should sort out your messy boot issues.
If not you shouldn't have any messy boot issues to sort out.

All the best, John

PS. Also welcome to all the other new members
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09 Aug 2009   #696

Vista Ult 64 bit Seven Ult RTM x64

Hello mabecane,

Welcome to Seven Forums.


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09 Aug 2009   #697

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu

Hello anyone I've missed , and welcome to the Seven forums,

Don't forget to check out the Tutorials and to Update your System Spec. Also take a moment to check out the Forum Rules

Most of all get involved and enjoy your visits here
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09 Aug 2009   #698
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate

Hello mabecane, welcome to Se7en Forums!

Have a look at the tutorials at the links below; they may give you some pointers.

Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP

BCDEDIT - How to Use
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09 Aug 2009   #699

win XP/Win7

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by johnwillyums;
Even if you are you will have to do a clean install and that should sort out your messy boot issues.
Thanks for the warm welcome.
Eventually I will get rid of XP, what about the clean install, will I be able to install the retail release and keep my stuff on it or will it be a complete reformat. I should move to the proper forum next time and will.
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09 Aug 2009   #700
Orbital Shark


Hi mabecane and a warm welcome to the excellen SevenForums
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