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Windows 7: Dual Installing from Zero. Urgent help pls.

27 Jan 2011   #1
mafhh

Windows 7
 
 
Dual Installing from Zero. Urgent help pls.

Hi,

I want to fully format my hard disk and make new partitions out of it, then, install windows 7 on one partition and windows XP on the other. Since i will have zero access to internet whilst doing so, can you link me to a page which can fully explain to me what i have to do?

I already have Win 7 on C, but i cant format, shrink or extend C or D.

Thanks,

Ill be online.


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27 Jan 2011   #2
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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27 Jan 2011   #3
mafhh

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stormy13 View Post
In this method XP is already installed. On my hdd, i want to first format everything, then make the partitions i want with the size i want and THEN duall install
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27 Jan 2011   #4
mckillwashere

Windows 7 x86/x64, Server 2008r2, Web Server 2008
 
 

In that case. Install windows xp, then go from the guide

In step 1 were it says create the partion from inside XP, just make the partion while installing XP. Remember always oldest to newest
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27 Jan 2011   #5
mafhh

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mckillwashere View Post
In that case. Install windows xp, then go from the guide

In step 1 were it says create the partion from inside XP, just make the partion while installing XP. Remember always oldest to newest
Ok, but my C is 20 Gig and i want to extend it to 60, and my D is 33 Gig and i want to shrink it to 10. Then install XP on the new 10Gigabyte D.

Problem is, from within Windows Seven, I cant shrink D.
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27 Jan 2011   #6
mckillwashere

Windows 7 x86/x64, Server 2008r2, Web Server 2008
 
 

You are wanting to format the entire HDD right?
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27 Jan 2011   #7
mafhh

Windows 7
 
 

yup,

And then divide it to: 60 GIG C (windows 7 and softwares)
10 GIG D (Windows XP)
25 GIG E (My personal Partition)
25 GIG F (Dad's personal Partition)
25 GIG G (Other eg. downloads etc.)
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27 Jan 2011   #8
mckillwashere

Windows 7 x86/x64, Server 2008r2, Web Server 2008
 
 

If you are doing a full format ten there is no need to partion from within windows 7. Just set up your partions from within the XP setup.
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27 Jan 2011   #9
mafhh

Windows 7
 
 

If this is what you mean:


@mckill,

You dont understand (or maybe I dont understand!!). I cant Shrink D to install a Windows XP on it.

Im somewhat newwy, so...
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27 Jan 2011   #10
mckillwashere

Windows 7 x86/x64, Server 2008r2, Web Server 2008
 
 

Insert XP CD
boot to cd
let it load to the install options,
tell it to delete all partions,
Tell it new partion,
Specify size.
Install to that partion.
Boot to xp let it finish installing.
After it finishes inster Win 7 DVD.
Reboot.
Boot to Dvd.
Install to the other partion.
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