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Windows 7: Multi-boot/Dual-Boot Windows XP on Windows 7

13 Dec 2009   #171
gregrocker

 

Ok Boot from the installer.

Then when you get to the screen where it asks if you want R for repair, DO NOT CHOOSE "R" instead choose to continue Setup by hitting Enter.

Then tell me what comes next as it happens.


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13 Dec 2009   #172
XboxOmac

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit
 
 

I think I understood it the second time.

Ignore the "R" in the Welcome message of the installation.
When selecting a partition, highlight the partition that has XP on it./ Or click the partition (detected OS warning).

Does not give me the option to repair. The only place that asks for the repair is the first one.

You know... I'm started to get freaked out and may want to give up on this. I just want Windows 7 back. Other people have multi-boot, but I have no idea why not me.
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13 Dec 2009   #173
XboxOmac

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit
 
 

On the welcome screen I read a message saying

"To repair a Windows XP installation using Recovery Console, press R."
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13 Dec 2009   #174
gregrocker

 

One reason why I want to see what partitions it finds is to know for sure your Win7 is still there.

Can you at least go back to that screen?

Is there some reason why you aren't willing to do this? I've tried a dozen times to get you to do this. It was the next step in troubleshooting 3-4 hours ago.

After that we can make your bootable Win7 repair stick and get it started up.
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13 Dec 2009   #175
XboxOmac

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
One reason why I want to see what partitions it finds is to know for sure your Win7 is still there.

Can you at least go back to that screen?

Is there some reason why you aren't willing to do this? I've tried a dozen times to get you to do this. It was the next step in troubleshooting 3-4 hours ago.

After that we can make your bootable Win7 repair stick and get it started up.
Yes, the Windows 7 partition (main drive) is still there. Along with partition 4 with the XP installation.

And the reason I feel unwilling to do this is because my dad will get piss at me if I lose Windows 7. It's "Starter" and it came with no disc at all. (Well I'm guessing because it has no CD Drive)
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13 Dec 2009   #176
gregrocker

 

May I ask how old you are?

Win7 is fully recoverable, lost its boot because XP was installed, may be reparable.
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13 Dec 2009   #177
XboxOmac

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
May I ask how old you are?
15.

And I'm guessing that Windows 7 doesn't boot up because the default OS is now XP, correct?

Well then, I guess I'll give up on this, and just revert back to Windows 7.
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13 Dec 2009   #178
gregrocker

 

Well you're pretty smart for a 15 year old, could have fooled me!

You slipstreamed an XP and created a bootable flashstick! Not many 15 years olds could do that.

Does your Dad know you are doing this now?

Tell him that WIn7 is totally recoverable but lost its boot because XP was installed enought to take over the boot.

We only need to convert your bootable flashstick into a Window 7 repair stick to get Win7 back up and running.
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13 Dec 2009   #179
XboxOmac

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
We only need to convert your bootable flashstick into a Window 7 repair stick to get Win7 back up and running.
Well then let's get to it!
I tell you, my future job deals with Microsoft, I'll tell you that.
And I would guess that people near me (friends, family, etc) do say I'm smart with computers and such. A technician here couldn't connect the internet. I had to do it myself. And I was 12-13 yrs old O.o

I'm more into System Security anyways. And I plan to stay on these forums helping out people with security problems, so you'll find me there alot.
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13 Dec 2009   #180
gregrocker

 

While you were gone, my teacher SIW2 posted links to download the Win7 repair console.

Multi-boot/Dual-Boot Windows XP on Windows 7

Download the ISO. He suggests you use Win2Flash to put it on stick. That's what you used before to make the bootable stick, right? Can it use ISO file? if not you may need to extract files.

You could also first try writing the ISO to the stick using UltraISO trial version bootable tab which you downloaded yesterday.

He says WIn2Flash will work, tho. I just looked at the vid tutorial and it does ISO's. Looks easy.
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