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Windows 7: windows 7 and xp dual boot

01 Feb 2010   #1
goofy gorilla

windows 7
 
 
windows 7 and xp dual boot

hi guys..i have windows 7 installed on my C: drive....created a partition using the windows 7 partition tool included in windows 7....called drive J:...installed windows xp in there all went fine...rebooted pc.... was hopeing for windows 7 to boot up....windows xp boots up...there is no option to choose which op system i want to start up with...only shows windows xp.....when pc is booting up i was hoping for the two op systems to be displayed so i can choose...but nothing just a blank screen with flashing curser for about 20 secs before xp satrts to boot up...any help please..ta ?

my windows 7 instalation is a image that i made up with acronis true image...before i started messing around with trying to install xp..thought i could just go back to windows 7 if things get messed up...glad i di make a image....lol


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01 Feb 2010   #2
Minotar

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by goofy gorilla View Post
hi guys..i have windows 7 installed on my C: drive....created a partition using the windows 7 partition tool included in windows 7....called drive J:...installed windows xp in there all went fine...rebooted pc.... was hopeing for windows 7 to boot up....windows xp boots up...there is no option to choose which op system i want to start up with...only shows windows xp.....when pc is booting up i was hoping for the two op systems to be displayed so i can choose...but nothing just a blank screen with flashing curser for about 20 secs before xp satrts to boot up...any help please..ta ?

my windows 7 instalation is a image that i made up with acronis true image...before i started messing around with trying to install xp..thought i could just go back to windows 7 if things get messed up...glad i di make a image....lol
Did you follow this tutorial?
Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP
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01 Feb 2010   #3
Pwnnned

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Simple fix to this problem, Please follow the steps below.

You can start by going into your start menu, Right click Computer and click properties which is located in the right panel. Or you can navigate to Control Panel\System and Security\System. Once you are there click Advanced System Security which is located on the left panel. Stay in that same tab, and below you will see Startup and Recovery You can change your default operating system, Also make sure Time to display list of operating systems: is checked. You can also edit how long you would want the operating system display to show for during the startup.

If you have any other questions or issues, Please reply so I can assist you further if needed.
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01 Feb 2010   #4
gregrocker

 

Boot into Win7 DVD repair console, click through to Recovery Tools list to run Startup Repair up to 3 separate times with reboots to start Win7.

Install EasyBCD 2.0 beta after doing quick registration to use beta.

On Add/Remove tab, add XP by name, accept prompt for boot files to be added, it will autocomplete.

Highlight new XP listing and select Save.
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01 Feb 2010   #5
goofy gorilla

windows 7
 
 

ahhhh....ok i see..i wasnt doing the Easybcd bit...lol, will play around with it...ta..will keeps you posted..cheers

thanks guys...all up and running..appreciate the help....cheers
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