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Windows 7: Triple boot, 7 64 bit, 7 32 bit and XP

18 May 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 & Windows XP Pro
Triple boot, 7 64 bit, 7 32 bit and XP

How would I go about installing this and getting it all to boot correctly? Is there any order I should install?


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18 May 2012   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Can you not run these other machines as virtual machines?
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18 May 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit

You should always install the oldest operating system first, so the order would be:
  1. Windows XP
  2. Windows 7 32-bit
  3. Windows 7 64-bit.
You can use this tutorial to dual-boot Windows XP and Windows 7 32-bit, and then add Windows 64-bit afterwards.

Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP

This tutorial shows you how to sort out the boot menu.

Dual Boot - Change OS Name in Windows Boot Manager
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18 May 2012   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 & Windows XP Pro

I will give it a go, got 4 partitions ready, one for each OS then one for my docs etc
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18 May 2012   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit

If you have four primary partitions on your hard drive, be very careful not to let Windows convert the drive to a dynamic drive, which will cause boot problems.

Your best bet is to create three primary partitions, and then create a logical partition as part of an extended primary partition.

Use the three primary partitions for your operating systems and use the logical partition for your personal data.
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15 Jun 2015   #6

Windows 8

I give you ideas
2 Windows XP and 1 Windows 7
Create 3 partitions install 2 XP's and last Windows 7
then boot to earlier Version
Then Install EasyBCD Add Entry
Automatically Detect Drives
Write to MBR
So you have 3 Boot menu Earlier Version Microsoft windows xp and windows 7
remove the earlier version
then the Microsoft windows XP have 2 partition OS Windows XP on C and E if you install windows 7 in D
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