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Windows 7: Is it possible to duel boot Window XP and Window 7?

25 Mar 2010   #1

Window XP SP3 and Window Vista SP2
Is it possible to duel boot Window XP and Window 7?

Is it possible to duel boot Window XP and Window 7?

If yes then which way is best?

Install Window XP first and then Window 7

Install Window 7 first and then Window XP


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25 Mar 2010   #2
Microsoft MVP


The best way is to install oldest OS first, as illustrated in this excellent tutorial: Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP

If you already have Win7 installed, use Method Two in tutorial, but use EasyBCD 2.0 beta to add Win7 to boot menu.

If this fails, boot Win7 DVD repair console or Repair CD, click through to Startup Repair to run repeatedly until Win7 starts again, then install Easy in Win7 to add XP, accept offered boot files, Save, restart.
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 Is it possible to duel boot Window XP and Window 7?

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