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Windows 7: Dual boot with Raid + non-Raid

11 Oct 2010   #11
Microsoft MVP


Very good, keep us posted.

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12 Oct 2010   #12

Windows 7 64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post

To remove the unnecessary multi-boot menu, install EasyBCD 2.0 to XP after installing Net Framework 2.0 for it to run. Remove both Win7 entries, Save, Shut Down. Now unplug both Win7 HD's to restart and test XP. Welcome to EasyBCD 2.0! — The NeoSmart Files
Well I did this, and well, now there is only a Windows 7 option. It removed the XP option. Very strange. I am going to try to install Windows 7 to the drive without the RAID and go from there.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Oct 2010   #13

Windows 7 64

Is there any way to remove the windows 7 bootloader from the XP Raid 0 drive so it will just boot to Windows XP?
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12 Oct 2010   #14

Windows 7 64

Here is the latest.

I ran the BCedit and deleted the win 7 entries. I rebooted. XP entry was gone and one win 7 was there. I don't know why it did this, but it did.

The MB has three modes - IDE, RAID, AHCI. I have always been in RAID mode.
I disconnected everything but the single 500g disk. Tried to install 7 again and it still fails at first reboot.
I changed to AHCI and it was successful.
Tried to change it back to RAID to add the stripe, but it won't see the 7 install at all.
Went back to AHCI and of course it can't see the stripe.

Disconnected all but the stripe.
fixboot and fixmbr
reboot to Windows XP.

Now I will have two separate installs that I will just have to swap cables when time allows to install all of his programs to the 7 installation.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Oct 2010   #15
Microsoft MVP


Have never heard of EasyBCD installed to XP to remove Win7 entries actually removing the XP entry. You did good using the bootrec commands to reinstate. EasyBCD has a boot disk to do this on Bootloader tab as well.

As XP is phasing out, you'll likely want to transfer over to 7 anyway. Wish there was a way to make them work together.

Maybe someone will know a workaround, but RAID tends to preclude options.
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24 Aug 2011   #16


this is all pretty simple first create raid and install OS (I have windows server 2008 on RAID 0) then in BIOS setup raid controller and chose boot order for RAID cdrom/ide or sata Raid boot/ then originally created RAID. insert intallation disk for OS and install on IDE/SATA drive, but make sure you have drivers for your RAID motherboard since it is the same as in any RAID, after that you can easily chose whatever OS you want to boot from.
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