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Windows 7: dual booting xp and 7 (problem with volumes)

28 Aug 2009   #1

Windows 7
dual booting xp and 7 (problem with volumes)


I just installed Win XP Professional 64 bit on a separate volume from my windows 7, and now that volume is listed as "boot" and I can't boot back into my windows 7. How do I change which volume boots? There is no boot manager when I turn on my laptop


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28 Aug 2009   #2


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29 Aug 2009   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium x86

This is going to be hard, either you have to obtain a boot manager software. I installed while windows XP was installed, so when I installed windows 7 on a separate volume it made the boot manager which had two booting choices:
  1. Earlier version of windows (Windows XP)
  2. Windows 7 (Default)
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29 Aug 2009   #4
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate

Hello jubalharshaw, welcome to Seven Forums!

Have a look at the tutorial, at the link below, that will get you booting both again.

Repair Install

Please be sure to keep us posted.
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29 Aug 2009   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

Hello Stranger. Great name. Hope you got your problem sorted
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 dual booting xp and 7 (problem with volumes)

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