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Windows 7: Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP

12 Feb 2012   #1660
voliotis89

windows 7 professional x64
 
 

hey, i tried using your guide to install windows xp pro sp3 x86 having first on my system windows 7 pro x64,
i followed the guide everything installed, windows 7 working properly but when i try to boot into xp it doesn't
and it just restarts the computer any ideas as to what i should do?


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12 Feb 2012   #1661
gregrocker

 

Install EasyBCD to Win7, on Edit OS menu delete XP, reboot and then again in EasyBCD Add XP, accept offered boot files, save, reboot.
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01 Mar 2012   #1662
colot

windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

good day and good nyt to everyone,,,,,

need help, ,

i hav my win xp sp3 as my 1st OS,. then i want to dual boot it w/ win7 64bit,..
i hav partition my hard disk "C:" as my xp os installed..... "D:" clean drive , , , and "F: for my backup files" . . . . .3partition for 1HD...

im follwing ur tutorial, in "Use a Separate Hard Disk Drive than XP Drive"... but
the problem that i hav been encountering is that, after clicking "Install Now" on step 4, it didn't go to step 5, but instead it looks for a Driver to be installed,,, screen shot attached.....Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP-20120301_154339.jpg

i hav 2 win7 32 and 64bit os installer. . . . .

can any 1 help me wid my problem,,,,? tnx ^_^


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01 Mar 2012   #1663
gregrocker

 

Where did you get Win7? Did you burn the DVD yourself. This often can be a problem with installer. Confirm the ISO, burn another DVD using ImgBurn at 4x speed, then if it repeats write to flash stick using Universal USB Installer with Win7 in dropdown menu. Boot stick under USB, Removable or HD's.

But Win7 also doesn't have all of the older iDE controller drivers, so once you confirm the installer, its burn, cross check it using USB flash, you may need to insert the IDE controller at Load Drivers link on Drive Selection Screen.
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02 Mar 2012   #1664
colot

windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

i hav 2 installer here.... the 1st one(i burned it),, th other (i borrowed it fr my friend, he already used it)

my board: ECS G31T-M7
core2 cpu
2gig of ram

sir, how can i "insert the IDE controller at Load Drivers link on Drive Selection Screen." sorry for being n0ob. ^_^
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02 Mar 2012   #1665
gregrocker

 

SATA Drivers - Load in Windows XP Setup on Dual Boot

or if you don't have floppy support:
SATA Drivers - Slipstream into Windows XP CD

You can also try virtualizing XP from within Win7 using freeware like VMWare, Virtual Player or Virtual Box.
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12 Mar 2012   #1666
mjl1297

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

I have just installed Win 7 pro onto a separate SSD. I have Win xp Pro installed on a SATA drive of its own. I am having some issues and hope someone can help me. I am sure it is a simple settings thing but there is almost too much information out there and I want to be certain I am doing the right thing from the outset.

Before installing I upgraded the Mobo BIOS. All went well there. I set the storage mode to ACHI, enabled ACPI 2.0, and disconnected all other drives except the one I installed Win 7 (64 bit) to. I have Win 7 installed now and I can boot into it. Trouble is when I connect the drive with XP (32 bit) on it I get a BSOD. How can I remedy this? I have some other win 7 internet issues but first things first.
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12 Mar 2012   #1667
gregrocker

 

There is a procedure to change from IDE to AHCI mode.

To try it you'll need to unplug Win7, set XP HD first to boot in BIOS setup, change to IDE mode, Save Changes and exit BIOS, boot into XP and follow the steps here: Enable AHCI in Windows XP After Installation - Bootbeta

Afterwards plug back in the WIn7 HD, set it first to boot in BIOS setup, set SATA controller to AHCI, Save changes. To boot into XP, use the BIOS one-time boot menu given on first boot screen.
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12 Mar 2012   #1668
mjl1297

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Thanks gregrocker. I will give that a go later. Time for bed now!
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18 Mar 2012   #1669
mjl1297

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

All is well with the dual boot. Got a driver issue now that I've posted elsewhere.
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