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Windows 7: I have Dual Boot problems (Win 7 & XP)

14 Jun 2009   #11

Windows 7 RC

It's working now. After assigning a drive letter to the System partition I could change back the name of boot.ini file. Then I ran EasyBCD on Win 7 and was able to add the XP boot from there. Thanks guys for amazing help.

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14 Jun 2009   #12

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Vista x64 / 7 X64

You're welcome Don - glad it's working for you.
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14 Jun 2009   #13
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64

Always glad to hear the good news! It generally goes well with a few basic items.

When first setting up the 32bit 7 beta in a dual boot on the former XP drive here the XP primary being the first partition was simply seen as the boot sector until seeing that partition mounted in 7 and assigned the D drive letter.

When booted in XP the 7 primary was designated as the D drive there. This is one common recommendation for dual booting on the same drive it seems.

The boot screen problem seems to be a NetFramework 4.0 issue while running a NetFramework 2.0 program namely the EasyBCD tool. You may be able to restore the 7 boot screen by using the startup repair tool in the 7 dvd repair tools section. You should have noticed the Vista scroll bar splash screen by now.
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