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Windows 7: Messed up on Dual Boot.

07 Nov 2010   #1
Doctoral

Windows 7 64-Bit
 
 
Messed up on Dual Boot.

I had a default Windows 7 OS, so what I did is got windows XP, and made a partition named Windows XP, and I loaded up the CD, and installed it onto the partition.
once I finished installing, my default os is Windows XP. Windows 7 is still on the main HD ( HD:C ) so yeah what do I do lol cause windows xp is so old and unstable, with drivers.

It took me 5 days to find my network drivers, so please help me lol am I stuck on XP??


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07 Nov 2010   #2
HonorGamer

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Hello Doc,

Well most of the time when loading a Dual-Boot, it SHOULD come onto a screen, and give you the option to choose which OS you want to install. Now when you installed windows XP on the partition, did you install it useing the CD reboot way, or did you have windows 7 open and installed it while running that?

P.S. Welcome to SF

Gamer
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07 Nov 2010   #3
Doctoral

Windows 7 64-Bit
 
 

I didn't use any dual boot programs, that must be my mistake.

I had windows 7 on it. that's it.

I made a partition, 30 GB. Named Windows XP

Turned off computer, turned it on. Opened Disc Tray, Put in Windows XP CD.

Installed XP Professional to partition.
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07 Nov 2010   #4
HonorGamer

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Alright, Well the only thing I can currently think of is deleting the partition you made for Windows XP, and having Windows 7 loaded up and attempting to install through windows 7. The way it is made is that it will automatically make a partition with the inside built programs inside windows 7. This also happens in windows XP.
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07 Nov 2010   #5
Doctoral

Windows 7 64-Bit
 
 

what if i delete it and i cant even start up?
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07 Nov 2010   #6
yowanvista

Windows 10 Pro x64, Arch Linux
 
 

See this: Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP

Seems you have done method two, follow the rest of the tutorial to fix the boot manager
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07 Nov 2010   #7
tman69

win7 ultimate 32bit
 
 

never mind--previous post nails it
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07 Nov 2010   #8
Doctoral

Windows 7 64-Bit
 
 

brb lets see if it works
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07 Nov 2010   #9
Doctoral

Windows 7 64-Bit
 
 

ok it works. thanks guys, but theres yet again another problem!
windows 7 doesnt connect to the internet now. that was a problem with xp, but then i installed network drivers for it and now it works. im on xp right now.
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07 Nov 2010   #10
Doctoral

Windows 7 64-Bit
 
 

wait: the little computer on the icon bar says Internet access, but firefox/IE don't connect to the internet.
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