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Windows 7: Windows 7 main os dual boot XP

16 Jan 2010   #41
sotorious

windows 7 professional 64 bit
 
 

Alright i just blue screened again.


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16 Jan 2010   #42
Mercurial

Windows 7 32bit RTM
 
 

hey just install xp on a vhd, and boot vhd from windows 7. easy o.O
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16 Jan 2010   #43
sotorious

windows 7 professional 64 bit
 
 

How do i do that, and will it function exactly like xp?
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16 Jan 2010   #44
sotorious

windows 7 professional 64 bit
 
 

Ok this link right here Blue screen while trying to install xp

Worked for me.. It did not bluescreen where it usually did. It was changing the hdd from sata to comptability if you have a xp cd before service pack 3. I dont know if you guys want to sticky that somewhere or what. But i will post back when xp is fully installed on the pc and working with no problems.

*wonders if i could change it back to sata when i have service pack 3 installed*
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16 Jan 2010   #45
Minotar

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sotorious View Post
Ok this link right here Blue screen while trying to install xp

Worked for me.. It did not bluescreen where it usually did. It was changing the hdd from sata to comptability if you have a xp cd before service pack 3. I dont know if you guys want to sticky that somewhere or what. But i will post back when xp is fully installed on the pc and working with no problems.

*wonders if i could change it back to sata when i have service pack 3 installed*
Great
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17 Jan 2010   #46
gregrocker

 

You cannot install XP to a logical formatted partition as it needs to mark itself active during install and only a primary partition can be marked active.

The best way to proceed is to delete the formatting in Disk Mgmt, have the booted XP installer create a partition there and format it NTFS. The XP partition table is slightly different than Win7.
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17 Jan 2010   #47
sotorious

windows 7 professional 64 bit
 
 

I think im having a minor problem. I did the EASY BCD and now it took me to 7 and now i cant get back to xp i dont know how to load the boot loader. Also i have to keep switching that thing in the bios for the bluescreen. FROM compatability to ATA ATA for 7 to work without bluescreen and Comp for xp to work with out bluescreen.

I need to know how to get the bootloader up.
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17 Jan 2010   #48
gregrocker

 

From Win7, install EasyBCD 2.0 beta and add XP to Dual Boot menu. If it says it is added, then remove it and add again. It will ask to load boot files when you click Add OS, so say OK, then highlight XP above and Save. http://neosmart.net/forums/showthread.php?t=642

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sotorious View Post
Also i have to keep switching that thing in the bios for the bluescreen. FROM compatability to ATA ATA for 7 to work without bluescreen and Comp for xp to work with out bluescreen.
Did you install XP with your SATA controller in a different mode? If so, you may be able to get by with an XP repair install while the SATA controller is set to the same setting which is working for Win7.

Otherwise XP will need to be reinstalled.

This will afterward require adding Win7 back to the Dual Boot using EasyBCD which requires Net Framework 2.0 to run in XP.

http://michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm
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17 Jan 2010   #49
sotorious

windows 7 professional 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
From Win7, install EasyBCD 2.0 beta and add XP to Dual Boot menu. If it says it is added, then remove it and add again. It will ask to load boot files when you click Add OS, so say OK, then highlight XP above and Save. EasyBCD 2.0 Beta Builds - The NeoSmart Forums

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sotorious View Post
Also i have to keep switching that thing in the bios for the bluescreen. FROM compatability to ATA ATA for 7 to work without bluescreen and Comp for xp to work with out bluescreen.
Did you install XP with your SATA controller in a different mode? If so, you may be able to get by with an XP repair install while the SATA controller is set to the same setting which is working for Win7.

Otherwise XP will need to be reinstalled.

This will afterward require adding Win7 back to the Dual Boot using EasyBCD which requires Net Framework 2.0 to run in XP.

How to Perform a Windows XP Repair Install

is that 2nd link for the boot fix? Also that was the only way to be able to install xp.
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17 Jan 2010   #50
zzz2496

Windows7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

sotorious,

Do you have SATA installation driver for your computer? If so, press F6 when XP setup starts up, insert the disk (must be a floppy disk) load the driver, then resume the setup. I had similar problem, that's the only way to solve it.

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