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Windows 7: Add an Extra OS on a Logical Drive

05 Jul 2011   #11
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Check on Sony website for the Win XP Sata Controller drivers.

Will not load all makes of Sata Controllers.


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05 Jul 2011   #12
CastorTroy11

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

OK, got it. Now what. During the installation process it doesn't allow me to choose my own drivers. Not even what Volume I want to install the OS on.

And a little off topic, I'm sure I could figure it out, but how do make Win 7 my default OS. It kind of gets annoying if I don't hit the arrow key down in the 3 seconds it gives me, it will automatically boot to Vista.

Thanks
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05 Jul 2011   #13
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

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05 Jul 2011   #14
CastorTroy11

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Thanks for the links.

I think I may have figured out the problem. When it goes through the loading process, everything seems fine. When it says "Windows is starting", that's when I get the error message after a minute or so saying the system shut down due to an interruption. It also says make sure my HD is correctly formatted or has free space or some other stuff. It is trying to install on my primary drive. How do I install on my logical drive?

Thanks
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05 Jul 2011   #15
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Method two, step 5 of this tutorial:
Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP
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10 Jul 2011   #16
CastorTroy11

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Well I gave up. It never got to the screen of where I wanted to install XP. I think the problem may be due to trying to install an XP from an old desktop computer to a newer laptop. So I'm just using Virtual Box for XP and Vista on a dual boot. VB is kind of annoying though as it doesn't take up the whole screen. XP is about 1/3 of my screen size. Oh well.

Thanks for all the help.
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10 Jul 2011   #17
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello again, too bad you couldn't get it sorted, but thanks for the update.
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