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Windows 7: Change " \Windows " location to another drive

19 May 2011   #11
nummer31

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Also looks to me like selecting the first then second option from the pic you posted is the way to go.


Edit - select first option - then after a while it will reboot from the flash - now you select second option.
i've tried it
but gives me this error
after i've gone through the first option successfully


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19 May 2011   #12
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

That is what the debug options are for.

If you are installing xp to the second partition - default boot.ini won't work

So if you get that error - select the debug option that says partition 2.

If you are installing xp to the third partition - select the debug option that says partition 3.

They are listed in your first screenie.
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19 May 2011   #13
nummer31

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
That is what the debug options are for.

If you are installing xp to the second partition - default boot.ini won't work

So if you get that error - select the debug option that says partition 2.

If you are installing xp to the third partition - select the debug option that says partition 3.

They are listed in your first screenie.
ok. so i have 5 drives:
C, D, E, G and H
i want to install in G
how do i know which partition does G mean?
this is where all the files were copied when i went thru 1st option
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19 May 2011   #14
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

I am not familiar with xp setup screen ( before my time ) but I would try partition 5 as that seems to be where you copied the files ( says H in your screenshot ).

You will have to go by the partition sizes to be safe.
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21 May 2011   #15
nummer31

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

thank u to everybody who tried to help
but i finally got it working
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21 May 2011   #16
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Good news - well done for persevering.

Most of us are not familiar with the method you used ( or XP for that matter ).

Might be useful to others if you could let on what you did to get it working in the end.
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21 May 2011   #17
gregrocker

 

I've never seen this screen before during an XP install: http://i53.tinypic.com/28s79dw.jpg

Is it some kind of boot manager added by the flash stick utility, or from earlier XP installers?

Did you ever get the install screen I posted earlier?
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21 May 2011   #18
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nummer31 View Post


but gives me this error
after i've gone through the first option successfully

I know I've seen this one when converting an installed XP Primary partition to an Extended/Logical while working out one of the System Reserved tutorials.
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22 May 2011   #19
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Hi Greg

Yes, it a boot manager added by the flash stick utility.

Hi nummer31

Well done.
Nice to see someone getting the USB stick method to work. (seems be very hit & miss)
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22 May 2011   #20
nummer31

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

if anybody needs help doing it
please do email me
as for how i solved it
here it is: [Dual boot] Win Xp with Win7
with the help of members there
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