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Windows 7: dual boot

22 Jan 2011   #1

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22 Jan 2011   #2

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Is this wont you are trying to do?
Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP
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22 Jan 2011   #3
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Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit

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22 Jan 2011   #4
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If you need more time to access the existing Dual Boot menu, go to Start>rightclick Computer>Properties>Advanced settings>Startup and set timer to 30 seconds as it should be by default.

dual boot-capture.png click to enlarge

Do you have separate hard drives available? This is a better method to Dual Boot via the BIOS instead of Windows.

If so please post back a screenshot of your Disk Management drive map and listings, using Snipping Tool in Start Menu.

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11 May 2011   #5


hi, any help, i have wireless key board, and i have win7, xp installed, everything works fine, when at start up it gives me option which windows i want, my key board won't let me to chose either windows, when the 30 seconds is finished the windows 7 starts, how can i make my key board up and down keys to work to chose which windows i want.
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11 May 2011   #6
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Look in BIOS setup for settings which might relate to this like USB legacy settings, etc. Make a note of what you change so you can change it back if necessary. YOu may need to use a PS2 keyboard to navigate your BIOS.

You can also install EasyBCD 2.02, on Useful Utilities choose iReboot which will install a Dual Boot menu to your taskbar to reboot into the other OS.

Finally if you have separate HD's, the cleanest method to dual boot is via the BIOS, setting preferred OS HD as first to boot, then triggering the other when needed using one-time BIOS Boot Menu key given on first boot screen - providing your wireless keyboard will navigate the BIOS. The Win7-managed Dual Boot menu is actually in the Windows environment.
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