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Windows 7: Please HELP me to get back Windows XP SP3. Urgent.

16 Aug 2010   #1
ithehappy

Windows XP SP3 and Windows 7
 
 
Please HELP me to get back Windows XP SP3. Urgent.

Hi, I installed Windows 7 on my hard disk. It installed successfully but when I turn on my PC I can't see my previously installed Windows XP SP3. All my work docs are saved there, but I can't get to XP.
I have installed the Windows 7 in the 'D' partition of my 160GB SATA HDD. There are four partitions there, 'C', 'D', 'E' and 'F'. The XP SP 3 was installed in the partition 'C'. Please please tell me a way where I can have a select option to boot either to Windows 7 or XP SP3.
I am in an urgency to get back my data's from XP SP3. Hope you guys will help me ASAP.
Thanks in advance
Regards,
Saurav.


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16 Aug 2010   #2
myzr7

Windows 7 Ulti. x64
 
 

ithehappy Welcome to SevenForums
You can have a look at this tutorial for Installing dual booting OS's. You need to also provide a picture of your disk management screen this will help in advising you how to get your XP to boot up.
Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP
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16 Aug 2010   #3
ithehappy

Windows XP SP3 and Windows 7
 
 

Thank you very much for directing me to a correct section. Anyway, that post was too tough for me to understand but I got the needed, the EasyBCD. I downloaded and installed it on Windows 7 and ran it and Added Windows XP to boot menu, but I clicked it 3 times and LOL I am now having 3 Windows XP options in Boot menu with Windows 7.
Anyway thanks a lot again...I am back in XP..WOW
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16 Aug 2010   #4
myzr7

Windows 7 Ulti. x64
 
 

ithehappy
Glad that you found the answer with the program easybcd. Thanks for letting us know what worked for you to resolve your problem. Enjoy!
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16 Aug 2010   #5
steve-pressman

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 - OEM Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ithehappy View Post
Thank you very much for directing me to a correct section. Anyway, that post was too tough for me to understand but I got the needed, the EasyBCD. I downloaded and installed it on Windows 7 and ran it and Added Windows XP to boot menu, but I clicked it 3 times and LOL I am now having 3 Windows XP options in Boot menu with Windows 7.
Anyway thanks a lot again...I am back in XP..WOW


You can delete the other two Win XP options with EasyBCD and just leave the one option remaining.


Steve
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16 Aug 2010   #6
ithehappy

Windows XP SP3 and Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by steve-pressman View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ithehappy View Post
Thank you very much for directing me to a correct section. Anyway, that post was too tough for me to understand but I got the needed, the EasyBCD. I downloaded and installed it on Windows 7 and ran it and Added Windows XP to boot menu, but I clicked it 3 times and LOL I am now having 3 Windows XP options in Boot menu with Windows 7.
Anyway thanks a lot again...I am back in XP..WOW


You can delete the other two Win XP options with EasyBCD and just leave the one option remaining.


Steve
Yes yes I did it. Got free time and explored EasyBCD. It is a good software. But I am having a weird problem, after my work I always play game at night, so I tried playing Fifa 2010 and suddenly I noticed a definite lag is occurring. I didn't have any problem before, but suddenly it started. The game and video card drivers are installed in my Windows XP('C'). Right now I am trying to reinstall my 9800 GT drivers and the game itself. Let's see if that works..
Anyway, thanks again guys. This is a great forum.
Regards,
Saurav.
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