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Windows 7: XP on new partition, can no longer boot windows 7 on main

14 Jun 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
XP on new partition, can no longer boot windows 7 on main

Hi all,

I created a new partition on my sata drive so i could install windows XP on it whilst having windows 7 on my main partition (C:)

i have installed XP on this new partition but now every time i boot the computer it automatically boots XP and it doesnt give me the option which operating system i want to boot. So i can't boot Windows 7 anymore

Can anyone help to allow my computer to choose which operating system i want on startup?



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14 Jun 2012   #2

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Windows 10 Home 64Bit

Have you seen this tutorial? Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP
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14 Jun 2012   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

the problem is that windows sucks at managing its boot sectors. had u installed Linux (which may even still solve your problem - Download | Ubuntu) then you would have a boot sector that actually checks whether other operating systems are present. If u don't want to install linux, then maybe look into other booting alternatives like a USB Multipass (PC Repair - USB Multipass Part 1 - Making the USB bootable w/ GRUB4DOS - YouTube)
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14 Jun 2012   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit

Thanks for the guide link, fixed now :) thanks for your help once again guys

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