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Windows 7: Duel Boot Problems Help Needed

12 Dec 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
Duel Boot Problems Help Needed

Hello all ok so ive ran into and obsticle i currently have windows 7 ultimate 32bit and love the program for my videos and photoshop stuff but i like to run my games in xp SP3 so i came up with a stupid idea to duel boot so i watched a few videos and came across and option to partition my HD so i could run duel systems i did that now i have 587GB as Drive C and 100GB as drive D i then went on to reformat so i put windows 7 Ultimate on Drive C and XP on drive D they both worked great i get the option at startup to select one of the systems so i select windows 7 and internet is working great and everything is running smooth then when i reboot and select windows xp it opens fine BUT!! i went to install my netgear wireless drivers they install fine but it doesnt seem to install my wireless usb i put into my usb slot it doesnt even pick it up and it also doesnt come up with any internet option so my question here is can you run two systems both with internet from partitioning drives ? an if there is a solution please fire away im all ears any help would be much appreciated im really confused and very new to the duelboot scene.

my system specs are nothing special but here they are incase of further questions.

Graphics Card: 9800GT 1GB

Operating System: windows 7 Ultimate 32bit/XP SP 3

Mother Board: MSI


Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E7300 2.66GHz

and i have no idea what my HD brand is only that its 687GB and my external is 500GB.


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12 Dec 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit

ok ive had no reply so im guessing no one understands what i mean or dont have an answer well i fixed the problem and im duel booting fine with both systems working great :) the problem was quite simple yet was such a large problem :/ so after i posted here i decided to reformat again but i noticed when i formatted with xp when you go through the options youll come across this not sure if its exactly right but it says format NTFS (Quick)...... or Format NTFS..... the first time i formated the quick option this time i just ran it normally(AKA.FORMAT NTFS) with no problems then after i installed xp i reinstalled windows 7 again and they both run nice and smooth i hope this may help somone with the same problem :)
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12 Dec 2010   #3
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate

Hello Splinter, welcome to Seven Forums!

Good to see you found a solution and thanks for the update.
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12 Dec 2010   #4
Microsoft MVP


Were there Windows 7 drivers for your wireless? Did you get them off the Netgear website?

Check optional Windows Updates for newer drivers as unlike XP, Windows 7 is very good with drivers.

Some tips for a perfect install, based on hundreds done here: re-install windows 7
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