Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: Windows 7 not appearing in boot screen, but installed

26 Dec 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
Windows 7 not appearing in boot screen, but installed

i am using windows 7 ultimate 32 bit, and when i install windows xp to install some software that is not compatible with windows 7, after i finish installing xp., the boot screen not showing options either ro boot windows 7 or xp, it just goes booting windows xp.... i have some important infos in windows 7... Please help.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Dec 2011   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient


Take a look at Method Two in this tutorial:
Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Dec 2011   #3

Win 7 Pro x64

You can also try Win 7's XP compatibility mode to run the software that isn't compatible with Win 7. This is included with Win 7 Pro and above.
My System SpecsSystem Spec


 Windows 7 not appearing in boot screen, but installed

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Red-Checkered design appearing on screen for Windows 7, why?
On several occasions now I've had a red-checkered design appear on my screen, either on the top & bottom borders of the screen, or covering the screen entirely. I took the opportunity to take a screenshot on the last occurrence but the image only captured fragments of what I could actually see....
General Discussion
Boot Screen in 7 not appearing
Instead of the boot screen ( ) appearing, instead, there are 8 short blue lines in the top-left corner of my screen. I have no idea what's wrong, and would like to know what might help solve this issue. Note: the...
General Discussion
How to stop Windows User Screen from appearing
I am the sole user of a netbook and have no password to access my windows account (never used a computer with multiple accounts) The Windows user screen pops up about every 10 minutes and I have to click on my profile pic in order to return to the screen I was viewing. I have no screen saver...
General Discussion
Windows Animated Logo Not Appearing on Boot Up
Hi, have done a few internet searches on this one, but the things to try that i have come across have not worked in reinstating the nice animated windows logo on start up of windows 7. I appear to have lost it after doing a windows system restore and am now left with the very dull green progress...
Windows 7 boot loader not appearing
Hi , i was using window 7 ultimate , i have installed another instance of window7 ulitimate and now i am not asked for the first window7 instance. there is no bootloader in the beggining . i could see the files in that drive of the first win7 as i selected another drive for the second...
General Discussion

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 20:34.
Twitter Facebook Google+