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Windows 7: Virgin dual boot, Win7 Pro + XP Pro

19 Feb 2010   #31
lonny

Win7 x64
 
 

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I managed to re-instal/repair the XP installation, ALL there, all my prev installed progs, you name !!!!!!!!!!!!

Thanks folk, super service combined with years of PC knowledge.


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19 Feb 2010   #32
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lonny View Post
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I managed to re-instal/repair the XP installation, ALL there, all my prev installed progs, you name !!!!!!!!!!!!

Thanks folk, super service combined with years of PC knowledge.
That's good news.

XP language setting.


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26 Feb 2010   #33
lonny

Win7 x64
 
 

Back again but w/o any issues regarding the XP reinstall. I'm busy cleaning up and organizing personal data files.
XP running 100% and activated.

Step 2
gregrocker - re yr prev advice (#11) "As advised earlier, you must run a Repair Install on XP before starting it on new hardware. Details given earlier.

Then boot the Windows 7 DVD, select target HD for Custom install, format HD first. The drivers for mobo should be in installer."

I'm ready to install W7 on the new clean SATA drive which is seen by the system. On it I have a 30 GB partition and the rest of the 500 GB is unallocated. At the moment this drive is seen as O (named W7) after a USB drive N.

To confirm, for this dual boot set up/installation I can now boot up with W7 disk and will be given the option to select O drive and maybe W7 will or will not ask to format the drive to its standards or procedure?
Drive letter no issue cause W7 will rename it to C?

Thanks in advance.
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26 Feb 2010   #34
gregrocker

 

After booting DVD, selecting Custom install, use Drive tools to apply Win7 formatting to the target partition to make sure the partition table is correct as XP's is different.

Win7 should take whatever drive letter it wants, then correctly configure the dual boot as last installed OS.

If not, install EasyBCD 2.0 beta after quick registration to use beta, add XP, accept boot files, restart to Dual boot menu.
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27 Feb 2010   #35
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Follow gregrocker's good advice.

Install looking good.
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02 Mar 2010   #36
lonny

Win7 x64
 
 

Once again, thanks gregrocker. All went smoothly and precise, not a single hiccup. EasyBCD required no attention and running 100%.

I have issues with UAC and/or different accounts. I'll start a new thread because this thread/title completed veeeery succesfully
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