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Windows 7: Installation of OS

30 Aug 2013   #1

Windows 7 home Premium 64bit
Installation of OS

I have windows 7 64 bit license version, yesterday i tried to install windows xp on a separate drive. The installation is completed fine but after that when i restart the pc directly windows xp booting. I cant find my windows 7. So now I want to recover my windows 7.

Its already installed there in another drive an also having a recovery partition.
But i dont knw how it ll work now.

Plz plz help me to resolve this issue

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30 Aug 2013   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient


Do a
Startup Repair
Note: You may need to do startup repair 3 to 4 times.
Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times

Use EasyBCD 2.0 in Win 7.
EasyBCD - NeoSmart Technologies
to add Win XP.

Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP
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30 Aug 2013   #3

Windows 7 32 bit

I've done multi-boot setups, but usually on one physical drive. Although on one machine I had about 6 OS on 2 physical drives but that was on a 486 a long time ago. :) But I seem to remember when you install XP it puts its boot files on the root of C: no matter where it is. You need to copy and ntldr from the XP install CD to the partition where XP actually is. Then the boot loader menu program will find it. Just adding XP to the menu isn't enough.
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30 Aug 2013   #4
Microsoft MVP


Confirm Windows 7 or its 100mb System Reserved (preferred) is partition marked Active, then run Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times.
Partition - Mark as Active

If a Dual Boot menu is not configured at the same time, install EasyBCD to add XP.
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