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Windows 7: another dual boot issue :D

26 Jan 2009   #11
shezzuk1

Vista Home Premium x64 sp1-XP x64 sp2/Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AgentSmith5150 View Post
Yeah, two seperate drives, not two partitions on the same drive. For the drive ID for the XP drive, under "change settings" I can choose C:\, F:\, or BOOT.

Or should I do "add/remove entries" and remove the XP entry and re-add as a different letter?
OK...when I did it I found I was unable to select the correct drive letter..What you have to do is FIRST select the drive letter before you select which OS it is, otherwise the other options are blanked out. I feel pretty sure that it will be drive D:\. I hope you can understand what I mean, but in this diagram:



You have to choose the drive letter FIRST, and then choose which OS it is...it's a bug in the program I think. Also remove any usb drives before you write to mbr. I had a usb drive in which contained .net 2 to get the easy BCD to work in XP, and when I pressed write to mbr it destroyed my usb stick. The program does have bugs in it.

EDIT: make sure you click on Manage Bootloader/write MBR once you are done...it should work after that, if not D:\, then try E:\. If you boot from a Windows cd/dvd you will be able to see which drive is which, and determine which is D:\ or E:\. I'd bet my bottom dollar that your XP is installed on D:\ drive though.


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26 Jan 2009   #12
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Hi Shezzuki,

Is this similar to what you did?

If so, this link may be useful for Agentsmith

How to dual boot Vista and XP (with Vista installed first) -- the step-by-step guide with screenshots

Hope it helps

SIW2
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26 Jan 2009   #13
shezzuk1

Vista Home Premium x64 sp1-XP x64 sp2/Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Hi Shezzuki,

Is this similar to what you did?

If so, this link may be useful for Agentsmith

How to dual boot Vista and XP (with Vista installed first) -- the step-by-step guide with screenshots

Hope it helps

SIW2
Yes that's the one, guess I should have posted the url too...thanks for that SIW2
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26 Jan 2009   #14
AgentSmith5150

Windows 7, Vista, XP Pro
 
 

Ok guys, I got the SOB done! Thank you Shezz for the link, that's what I had to do. I had seen that before I posted here, but I couldn't get EasyBCD to work on the XP side. I was hesitant about following the prompts it was giving me on the XP side to push through and make it work there.

But this time I pushed on through, it seems you basically have to "force" it to run on the XP install. But I guess we are all gluttons for punishment, that's why we're all here, right?

I also did check and DOS saw the XP drive as "D" and in W7 it I had it on "F", so I got that changed. I even got it to display what I wanted, lol



Thanks again to all for great, fast help!
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26 Jan 2009   #15
shezzuk1

Vista Home Premium x64 sp1-XP x64 sp2/Windows 7 x64
 
 

Glad you got it sorted.
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 another dual boot issue :D




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