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Windows 7: install windows 7 in hard disc and XP in another hard disc in same pc

22 Jul 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate Edition SP2 (Build 7600) ( 32 Bit )
install windows 7 in hard disc and XP in another hard disc in same pc

hi every one

i'm sorry if my topic is not in the wright department

and sorry again

my Problem is

i have tow hard disc and need ti instal 2 windows copy
in ech one of them
but the big problem is

i want when the pc startup founde in bios screen
2 choice
1st : xp
2nd : 7
and choose what i want to log in

this problem is making me soooooo crazy for 3 days and
finally i found a solution for it
but it is so poor
i remove one hard disc and instal the windows
and did the same for the second hard disc

but cause Moore time and hard to start my work
soo plzzzzzz
i just need someone help me and be Patient with me


My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Jul 2011   #2

Windows 10 Pro X64

See this tutorial for how to setup a dual boot environment with Windows 7 and XP. It covers both methods, XP installed first or Windows 7 installed first.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Jul 2011   #3
Microsoft MVP


If you installed each OS with the other HD unplugged, then you can boot the preferred OS by setting it's HD first to boot in BIOS setup.

Boot the other OS when needed by using the one-time BIOS Boot Menu key for your mobo.

This keeps the HD's independent to come and go as you please, instead of interlocking them requiring major surgery.

If this is not to your liking, boot Win7 to install EasyBCD 2.1, add XP to Dual Boot Menu.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

23 Jul 2011   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate Edition SP2 (Build 7600) ( 32 Bit )

firstly i can't give you the thanks you deserve
but i can give u a good prayer for u

then this explanation is soo difficult but at lest there r a solution for
it .

my lord maaaaaaaaany thanks to u my friend
really many thanks again and again and again

Great guide
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Jul 2011   #5

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient


As you have both OS install, go with the Boot Menu opsion.

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 install windows 7 in hard disc and XP in another hard disc in same pc

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