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Windows 7: (NeedHelpPls)Cant choose operating system at boot

19 Oct 2009   #11
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

You probably won't like my answer, but if a friend came to me in this situation, this is what I'd do;

I'd back up all the user data on the system and wipe the drive(s) clean. I'd install Windows 7 natively, and if he needed Windows 7 for some reason, I'd either install XP Mode, or VirtualPC/VirtualBox and run XP there.

If you weren't sure how to set up a dual-boot system, or how to fix it, then go with a simpler, easier, effective solution. Chances are, your time with XP is limited anyway, so why over-complicate the removal process?


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19 Oct 2009   #12
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
You probably won't like my answer, but if a friend came to me in this situation, this is what I'd do;

I'd back up all the user data on the system and wipe the drive(s) clean. I'd install Windows 7 natively, and if he needed Windows 7 for some reason, I'd either install XP Mode, or VirtualPC/VirtualBox and run XP there.

If you weren't sure how to set up a dual-boot system, or how to fix it, then go with a simpler, easier, effective solution. Chances are, your time with XP is limited anyway, so why over-complicate the removal process?
I agree. Working out dual boot issues is about 6-10 months ago for me. I gradually dropped XP off of all my machines. Clean install Win7 and enjoy the greatest invention since the computer!
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19 Oct 2009   #13
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

Provided your second partition was made cleanly and successfully, you can retry the W7 install on it.

But first i would format this new partition good (go NTFS).

Note: you will need the Xp partition (original OS) and the new partition to be both Primary and active.
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20 Oct 2009   #14
Snufffed

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lemon12 View Post
Hi all....

I had windows 7 on my computer...I made a new partision It was the :D Drive
Then i put my xp disk in to the computer. then I turned off pc..
Installed xp on my partision :D drive...Xp installed and it was working :)
..But when i turned off my pc and turned it back on it just booted to xp and i did not get to choose if i wanted xp or 7 to boot from:cry::cry::cry: Anyone know what i can do Plzzzzzzzzzzzzzz??.....I would do anything lol...

Thanks.

Finnian
OK, hey techys read his original post... again. note bold text.
1. he put Win7 on D:
2. he put XP on D:
THAT EQUALS TWO OS'S ON THE SAME PARTITION. D:
The only way to correct this is FORMAT the WHOLE MESS.
He only has XP which will operate.

Wonder what he has on C:
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20 Oct 2009   #15
sup3rsprt

XP, Seven, 2008R2
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Snuffy View Post
THAT EQUALS TWO OS'S ON THE SAME PARTITION. D:
The only way to correct this is FORMAT the WHOLE MESS.
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20 Oct 2009   #16
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Hi Finnian,

Have a look at Method Two here Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP
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21 Oct 2009   #17
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

What they say about matters cannot occupy a single space? same thing apply, unless it's xp mode that he was installing yah.
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