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Windows 7: Dual Boot Netbook XP Pro and Win 7 32 bit?

23 Sep 2010   #1

Xp Professional 32 bit, Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
Dual Boot Netbook XP Pro and Win 7 32 bit?

I am considering getting a netbook through an online company and with it would have installed 2gb memory, 500gb hdd and Win 7 32 bit Home Premium. For various reasons (accessing older hardware on the go etc...) I want to be able to dual boot from XP Pro (I have like 3 unused retail licenses) and the 7 home premium 32 bit that I might also upgrade later. Netbook doesn't come with media. Is there a way to do this? I have an upgrade disc that came with my desktop PC but, it is 64 bit.

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24 Sep 2010   #2
Microsoft MVP


No problem, just shrink the Win7 partition in Disk Management to install from booted XP CD. Let CD format the partition.

May need to add SATA controllers to see HD during install: SATA Drivers - Slipstream into Windows XP CD

After Xp starts, install EasyBCD 2.0 (after installing Net Framework 2.0 to run it in XP) to Add Win7 to Dual Boot Menu.

Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP
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 Dual Boot Netbook XP Pro and Win 7 32 bit?

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