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Windows 7: Unable to boot into 7 after XP installation onto partition

27 Jan 2011   #21
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Good to see you found a solution that worked for you and thanks for the update.


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27 Jan 2011   #22
Jake90087

Win/7 x64 Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Very wise to virtualize the XPired OS.
definitely! and this old(ish) T61 has 2 gig of ram and I can virtualize all of that with a better CPU and graphics, and a nearly 10 year old OS, I don't know what I was thinking! ;-) But 7 is now installed with everything working and all my already backed up stuff recovered, XP needs the boot now methinks
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27 Jan 2011   #23
gregrocker

 

Post back a Disk management screenshot using SNipping Tool in Start Menu so we can be sure XP partition doesn't hold any boot critical files.

Are you still getting the Dual Boot Menu?
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27 Jan 2011   #24
Jake90087

Win/7 x64 Professional
 
 

No, 7 setup nuked the partiton, then once 7 was installed and working, Easus partition manager did the rest, I'm all good now.
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27 Jan 2011   #25
gregrocker

 

FYI use free Partition Wizard bootable CD which is failsafe in risky resizing operations. We've used it to help with tricky disk management operations here hundreds of times without fail.

Free Download Magic Partition Manager Software - Partition Wizard Online
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27 Jan 2011   #26
Jake90087

Win/7 x64 Professional
 
 

I shall take that on-board when making critical changes to the main system, but for something I use other than my iPad in bed, not really bothered, why it still has 2 gigs or ram and a 5400 RPM drive, speed isn't crucial, as long as I can warehouse my most important files in a bit of a tank I don't mind really
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