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21 Jun 2012   #1

Windows 7 Professional
windows 7 dual booting help.

Hi and thanks for reading and helping.

I created a new 300gb partition on my 1tb hdd currently running windows 7 and installed XP Pro onto the new partition using the standard methods.

After the XP install everything booting into XP and has been working fine, all drivers are installed and 2 hours later everything in smooth as butter...

Except I can't figure out for the life of me (after 10+ google searches) figure out how to get back into my original windows 7 install. I can't seem to get windows boot manager to come up when I boot.

Suggestions?? ^_^

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21 Jun 2012   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

Run the Windows 7 Startup Repair.
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Once you're running Windows 7
Add XP with EasyBCD
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No need to register, just select "Download"
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22 Jun 2012   #3
Mr Davo

Windows 7 (XP, by Virtualization)

Agree - EasyBCD is the answer here. Ideally when installing Multi-Boot arrangement; start with the oldest version of Windows on the 1st Partition, then add other newer versions onto subsequent partitons, e.g.: Win XP on Part 1, Win Vista on Part 2, Win 7 on Part 3 (and then if your daring add your Linux "flavours" at the end).

However mutli-boot arrangements are definitely a thing of the past, provided that you have half descent hardware, e.g.: A Quad Core, and 4 Gigs of RAM (at least DDR2 800) I suggest that you take the path of OS Virtualization:

VMware Player: Run Windows 7, Chrome OS - Free Download for a Virtual PC

Once you Virtualize there is no going back, you can keep your Host OS running whilst rebooting your Guest(s) to your hearts content!!!
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22 Jun 2012   #4

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64 +Linux_VMs +Chromium_VM

Your thread title seems to challenge (test) everyone's knowledge about your problem, and you are asking for suggestions.
So, i hope you don't mind if i turn that around and challenge you.

Did you read forum rules?
See rule #2 about thread bumping and multiple posts for the same issue.
Your duplicate post -
I also suggest you read the forum FAQ - Windows 7 Forums - FAQ

Did you use Google advanced search to refine your searches?
Google Advanced Search

Did you look through SF Tutorials for help and documented instructions for your issue?
Tutorials - Windows 7 Forums
Windows 7 - Tutorial Index

Do you know this is a Windows 7 forum?
Your issue is with Windows 8 and Windows XP.
There is a Windows 8 forum - Windows 8 Forums

A few quick advanced searches and I found this. See if it helps answer how to solve your issue.
Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP

hope this helps,
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22 Jun 2012   #5

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64 +Linux_VMs +Chromium_VM

My post #4 doesn't make sense now, but I'm guessing an SF mod saw my posts in another thread and merged / deleted multiple threads as needed !

Thanks for the attention and action...

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