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Windows 7: Windows 7 main os dual boot XP

18 Jan 2010   #81

windows 7 professional 64 bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zzz2496 View Post
When you install XP mode, it installs a "new computer" in your Windows 7, it's not your old XP, it's a new XP, plain vanilla XP from Microsoft, comes prepacked and already activated. So... I suggest you install it, and play around a bit in it, install firefox, install flash, watch youtube, etc. Then after you know what is XP mode, we can continue our discussion.

Alright i will get back to you in the next day or 2 keep a look out for the thread, or do you have any type of messenger programs?

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30 Jan 2010   #82

windows 7 professional 64 bit
Need Assistance

I had made a previous thread about dual booting, and one operating system would dominate. Well right now i have both xp and 7 installed on this laptop and 7 is dominating and i cant choose between them, I was wondering how can i get XP to dominate, that is my main concern right now. I cant get a boot into xp, so if someone could help me that would be great.

I see the window where you are suppose to choose from but it goes away to fast..
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30 Jan 2010   #83

windows 7 professional 64 bit

I got it, in bootloader the timing was set to 0 seconds.
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30 Jan 2010   #84
Microsoft MVP


Try formatting the new HD first.

Boot DVD>Repair console>Recovery tools, open Command Line, type:

SELECT DISK # (replace # with Win7 target HD)
create partition primary
select partition 1
assign letter=c:

Now reboot DVD, select Custom install, highlight DISK0 for install.
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02 Feb 2010   #85

Windows &

Just wanted to say a big thank you to the posters in this thread. With the help of this thread (and a few others) I was finally able to get my new laptop to dual boot with Win 7 and XP. It took about a week and a lot of headaches, but I finally got it.

The answer for me was to slipstream a Windows XP SP2 disc with SP3 as well as the custom SATA drivers for my laptop. In case it's of help to anyone else, here's the link about how to do this.

Slipstream Win XP SP2 disc with SP3

Hope it helps!
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