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Windows 7: Dual boot issues XP & Win7

13 Dec 2009   #1
2002z06

xp pro Win 7
 
 
Dual boot issues XP & Win7

Still trying to make this work, is it possible XP is on 1 drive no raid and Win 7 is on raid 0 array using 2 drives, of course, need to get this to work.


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13 Dec 2009   #2
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Have you read through this tutorial?

Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP
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13 Dec 2009   #3
2002z06

xp pro Win 7
 
 

I have done it several times
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13 Dec 2009   #4
gregrocker

 

There isn't enough in your original post to give advice on, and most of the smarter pros will pass over threads with no System Specs filled out. I faintly remember you from your avatar pic.

The complication is surely the RAID, however since you asked in another thread about EasyBCD I would install it in Win7 and see if it can autoconfigure the boot.

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13 Dec 2009   #5
2002z06

xp pro Win 7
 
 

System specs are in my user CP now.
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13 Dec 2009   #6
gregrocker

 

Which OS are you able to boot into?

What is the problem exactly?
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13 Dec 2009   #7
2002z06

xp pro Win 7
 
 

I can boot into both if I change boot drives by hitting the F12 key and choose which drive to boot first, I would rather use the boot manager to simplify things, thats all.
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13 Dec 2009   #8
gregrocker

 

In that case, add whichever drive is missing in EasyBCD on the Add/Remove tab.

If that fails, do a Repair Install from the Win7 desktop to correctly reconfigure the Boot Menu.

But if they're already on separate HD's then you have the best situation since the drives are now independent and can come and go as you please, whereas building a Boot Menu will make them interdependent and harder to extricate.
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13 Dec 2009   #9
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
In that case, add whichever drive is missing in EasyBCD on the Add/Remove tab.

If that fails, do a Repair Install from the Win7 desktop to correctly reconfigure the Boot Menu.

But if they're already on separate HD's then you have the best situation since the drives are now independent and can come and go as you please, whereas building a Boot Menu will make them interdependent and harder to extricate.
Gotta agree with Greg...even if it is an extra step at bootup, it might be worth the effort to keep them seperate, in case you want to move one of the OSs to another computer one day.
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13 Dec 2009   #10
2002z06

xp pro Win 7
 
 

I was thinking about that and believe it is the best route, on startup I hit F12 choose Hard drive, next screen choose the Seagate for Win7 or WD for XP.
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