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Windows 7: Dual boot installation fail - 7 and XP

16 Apr 2013   #11

Windows 7 Pro 64 Bit

Thanks AddRAM. I have a 500GB drive that I am going to use for the XP install. I just want to make a System Image of Windows first. I am going to disconnect the other three hdds so that the install runs smoothly and then add XP via EasyBcd.

I'll get back to you regarding the success or failure of the process.

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16 Apr 2013   #12
Microsoft MVP


You said nothing in your original post about another HD, which involves other procedures:

Install to another HD with all other HD's unplugged.

Then afterwards plug back in the other HD's and set the Win7 HD first HD to boot in BIOS setup.

Now try booting the XP HD using the one-time BIOS Boot menu key.

If this isn't a satisfactory way to boot XP HD when its needed, install EasyBCD to Win7 to add XP.
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17 Apr 2013   #13

Windows 7 Pro 64 Bit

Sorry, I had 7 and XP on the same drive. XP refused to install so I gave up and installed it on a new drive. I use EasyBCD to add XP to the 7 bootloader, but 7 boots straight through, so I use the BIOS select method and that works.

Thanks for the help!
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