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Windows 7: Dual booting XP with Windows 7 already installed

01 Aug 2009   #1
RedDeadRevolver

Windows 7
 
 
Dual booting XP with Windows 7 already installed

I have found guide for dual booting Windows 7 with XP or Vista already installed, but not the other way around.

I allocated some free space from my C drive for the XP install. I installed XP, but when I restarted my computer, I got this error, "A disk read error has occurred; press Ctrl-Alt-Del to restart dual boot".

What am I doing wrong?


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01 Aug 2009   #2
RedDeadRevolver

Windows 7
 
 

Alright, I'm going to try using EasyBCD. Hopefully that will work.

But please give me your input still.
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01 Aug 2009   #3
YupYup

Win 7
 
 

Follow method two of this tutorial. Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP
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01 Aug 2009   #4
RedDeadRevolver

Windows 7
 
 

I tried method 2, didn't work. I just reinstalled XP, and then reinstalled W7. Took a long ass time, but it works now.
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