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Windows 7: Dual booting issue after installing Window XP

10 Aug 2014   #1
graphicsman

Windows 7 pro x64
 
 
Dual booting issue after installing Window XP

I'm trying to install Windows XP on top of a computer that has Windows 7. I was able to partition the drive and install the OS but now I face an issue of not being able to access the internet to be able to install the .net framework I need to run EasyBSD. How can I gain access to the internet from the XP side? I've looked for the drivers for the HP p6331p but I cant find just the nic drivers. Ive tried to look for the folder where Windows 7 is and I dont see anything. How can I get the prompt for the dual boot to get back into Windows 7 and be able to correct XP?

I have been following this tutorial: Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP but since I cant access internet I cannot proceed after step 9


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10 Aug 2014   #2
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

See Option Two in this tutorial by Brink:
Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP
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10 Aug 2014   #3
graphicsman

Windows 7 pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DavidW7ncus View Post
See Option Two in this tutorial by Brink:
Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP
my apologies but I dont think you read what I posted. I already followed that tutorial and that is the tutorial that I went by. My issue is, after I reboot when XP is done installing I have NO WAY TO OBTAIN ACCESS TO THE INTERNET. I cant seem to find a setting or where I am going wrong to be able to finish after step 9. Which is install .net and easybcd.
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10 Aug 2014   #4
DavidE

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You did say Win 7 won't boot now, right ?
I thought you could use this from the tutorial to boot Win 7, then get your XP NIC driver...

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10 Aug 2014   #5
graphicsman

Windows 7 pro x64
 
 

My family member says they dont know what they did with the recover disc for their desktop.. will another win 7 recovery disc work?
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10 Aug 2014   #6
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

You need the Same Version such as Home Premium 32 Bit ...
You can download the latest official installer
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Note
If you do not have a Windows 7 with SP1 installation DVD/USB, then you can download the latest official Windows 7 with SP1 ISO file here: Microsoft: Windows 7 Direct Download Links, and use Windows 7 USB-DVD Download Tool to create a bootable DVD or USB flash drive with the ISO to do the clean install with.
Source: Clean Install Windows 7

If you have access to another PC, can't you download the XP NIC driver and copy it to a flash drive ?
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10 Aug 2014   #7
graphicsman

Windows 7 pro x64
 
 

Well the desktop came with 7 installed and when I checked xp drivers they only offer a download style app and not individual drivers
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10 Aug 2014   #8
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

I don't see XP listed for the HP p6331p, it only shows Vista and Win 7 here:

Software & driver downloads HP Pavilion p6331p Desktop PC | HP® Support
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10 Aug 2014   #9
graphicsman

Windows 7 pro x64
 
 

Where do you see for win7?
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10 Aug 2014   #10
DavidE

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