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Windows 7: dual boot dual drive

03 Jan 2010   #11
dredge3

win 7 full retail 64....xp 32
 
 

Changed drive to "S" no problem.extracted 3 files and put them into S drive.Then opened elevated command (in win 7)tryed typing this. as you can see it didnt like it. Have I typed it wrong




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03 Jan 2010   #12
SIW2

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Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

You haven't got the spaces in there.

It might be easier for you to copy and paste the commands.

bcdedit /create {ntldr} /d "Windows XP"

bcdedit /set {ntldr} device boot

bcdedit /set {ntldr} path \ntldr

bcdedit /displayorder {ntldr} /addlast



Like this ( except you are doing it from C:\Windows\system32> )

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03 Jan 2010   #13
Arc

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dredge3 View Post
Ok I have read the tutorial.
This is my first post..HI
I have Win XP 32 bit on my old drive. I buy Win 7 full retail and a new HD. I set bios to boot from cd etc. Win 7 starts up. It shows the 2 drives, so I select new drive...no problems. It starts install. I leave it to do its stuff.When I come back its up and all ok.I dint get any option to boot from XP. The drive was listed as "SYSTEM" but not old Windows or anything.
HELP!!
Also ASUS chipset drivers dont work and they were listed as 7 drivers.I tried Vista drivers but it normally shuts down and restarts. Nothing. Took only a second and screen pops up asking if it worked? how do I know lol
Hi dredge. If u have installed 7 from within xp, this problem wount occur. But now you are to get rid of it, so u should install xp bootloader. Try vista boot pro or easybcd to install xp bootloader, and everything should be solved.

In my experience, 7 doesnt need chipset drivers, neither for graphics nor for network. i also have an asus motherboard, it runs fine without drivers.
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03 Jan 2010   #14
dredge3

win 7 full retail 64....xp 32
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Arc View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dredge3 View Post
Ok I have read the tutorial.
This is my first post..HI
I have Win XP 32 bit on my old drive. I buy Win 7 full retail and a new HD. I set bios to boot from cd etc. Win 7 starts up. It shows the 2 drives, so I select new drive...no problems. It starts install. I leave it to do its stuff.When I come back its up and all ok.I dint get any option to boot from XP. The drive was listed as "SYSTEM" but not old Windows or anything.
HELP!!
Also ASUS chipset drivers dont work and they were listed as 7 drivers.I tried Vista drivers but it normally shuts down and restarts. Nothing. Took only a second and screen pops up asking if it worked? how do I know lol
Hi dredge. If u have installed 7 from within xp, this problem wount occur. But now you are to get rid of it, so u should install xp bootloader. Try vista boot pro or easybcd to install xp bootloader, and everything should be solved.

In my experience, 7 doesnt need chipset drivers, neither for graphics nor for network. i also have an asus motherboard, it runs fine without drivers.
I havnt installed 7 from within XP, if I am undertanding what you mean
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03 Jan 2010   #15
dredge3

win 7 full retail 64....xp 32
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
You haven't got the spaces in there.

It might be easier for you to copy and paste the commands.

bcdedit /create {ntldr} /d "Windows XP"

bcdedit /set {ntldr} device boot

bcdedit /set {ntldr} path \ntldr

bcdedit /displayorder {ntldr} /addlast


Like this ( except you are doing it from C:\Windows\system32> )

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Where should I be doing it from?
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03 Jan 2010   #16
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Exactly the way you did it before ( except you didn't type it in right ). Copy and paste the above commands, instead of typing them - press enter after each one.

What I meant was,in your screenshot, your command window says C:\Windows\system32> . That is how it should be.

My command window says D:\Windows\system32> because I am booted into D.

Do exactly what you were doing - copy and paste this time, instead of trying to type the commands.
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03 Jan 2010   #17
Arc

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Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dredge3 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Arc View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dredge3 View Post
Ok I have read the tutorial.
This is my first post..HI
I have Win XP 32 bit on my old drive. I buy Win 7 full retail and a new HD. I set bios to boot from cd etc. Win 7 starts up. It shows the 2 drives, so I select new drive...no problems. It starts install. I leave it to do its stuff.When I come back its up and all ok.I dint get any option to boot from XP. The drive was listed as "SYSTEM" but not old Windows or anything.
HELP!!
Also ASUS chipset drivers dont work and they were listed as 7 drivers.I tried Vista drivers but it normally shuts down and restarts. Nothing. Took only a second and screen pops up asking if it worked? how do I know lol
Hi dredge. If u have installed 7 from within xp, this problem wount occur. But now you are to get rid of it, so u should install xp bootloader. Try vista boot pro or easybcd to install xp bootloader, and everything should be solved.

In my experience, 7 doesnt need chipset drivers, neither for graphics nor for network. i also have an asus motherboard, it runs fine without drivers.
I havnt installed 7 from within XP, if I am undertanding what you mean
My wanted to say you that now u install a software named easybcd. In the add/remove entry tab, add an windows entry of type xp in the boot drive (system reserved). From the picture u may understand it.

Moreover , a newer version of windows is easily installable in an earlier version. It is the easy way to have a dual boot. In the reverse situation, The process is a bit lengthy. It is to configure the boot then.


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03 Jan 2010   #18
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

You could use Easybcd to add the XP bcd entry - instead of the commands listed above. Easybcd is a GUI for bcdedit and will run exactly the same commands for you.

Not necessary, though. The commands take 5 seconds to do.

I am on the Neosmart Forums and have been testing the beta versions of the forthcoming Easybcd version - it will offer a lot more functions.

Arc , you are just confusing the issue by suggesting alternatives.
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03 Jan 2010   #19
dredge3

win 7 full retail 64....xp 32
 
 

Yes you are Already lookes up that idea. It was suppost to be a simple, install 7 and it will ask to dual boot Ill try it now
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03 Jan 2010   #20
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Have you done the commands yet?

It's very quick and easy.
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