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Windows 7: XP Dual Boot issue - 200mb System Partition

14 Jan 2010   #11
shotcaller88

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Greg, I went ahead and followed your steps. It wasn't as bad as I thought. Everything went extremely smoothly. Then I realized in XP the C drive is the win7 partition. XP is on the d partition. Did I do something wrong?
I went to install some Lenovo drivers and they were trying to overwrite files on the win7 partition.


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14 Jan 2010   #12
SIW2

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Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

You didn't do anything wrong.

I notice your original 200mb had a folder called "Drivers" in there, amongst other things. They must something Lenovo put there. Could be the issue now.

What drivers are you installing and why?

What are they trying to overwrite, and where?
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14 Jan 2010   #13
shotcaller88

windows 7
 
 

The drivers folder on the 200mb partition was created when I initially attempted to install the Lenovo drivers. The 200mb was not enough space to complete the installation though.

I followed Greg's instructions and the 200mb partition is now gone.
I need to install several drivers (on XP) wifi, ethernet, audio, video, bluetooth, card reader and more. Nothing is working. They are trying to overwrite the win7 drivers on the C (win7) partition.

**edit**

One thing that I really need to install in XP is the AHCI driver. Right now, I have to go into the Bios and switch it to IDE every time I boot in XP. Then I have to switch it back to AHCI before I boot in win7. If I forget...BSOD.
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15 Jan 2010   #14
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Is there no option to install the Lenovo XP drivers on D ? Most installers will allow you to browse to an installation directory.

How are you installing them ? Are you booted into XP when you try to install them?
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15 Jan 2010   #15
shotcaller88

windows 7
 
 

No, no options at all. I double click the exe and it begins extracting to C. Yes, I am in XP when attempting to install.
I can now let them install to C, but am hesitant to overwrite the win7 drivers. Especially because I am dual booting XP x86 and Win 7 x64.
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15 Jan 2010   #16
gregrocker

 

Install your XP drivers from the XP Device manager. Click on the Device, then Driver tab, then Browse to the location where you've unzipped the driver file until you pick up the driver.

Let us know if you need any help. Take your time. The drivers can be installed this way. Just unzip them to XP if you can, but if they unzip to Win7, you can still browse there from the XP Device Manager.
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15 Jan 2010   #17
shotcaller88

windows 7
 
 

You were right, the drivers were just extracting to C:/drivers. I prompted to overwrite the existing files and the installation packs installed into the correct location (d.
I just got everything working 100%. I had to install XP one more time. I used nlite to add the AHCI driver to the installation disc. That worked great.
I also had issues with Realtek HD Audio. I would install the drivers, but upon restarting, there was still no audio device detected. After installing SP3, I installed the Realtek drivers and they worked as they should have.
I then had one more unknown device in device manager. It ended up being an Intel HDMI audio driver. I googled, found the driver and it worked. I probably didn't really need this, but I don't like missing drivers!
Now everything is running nice & smooth. Thanks a ton. I couldn't have done it without your help!
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