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Windows 7: Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP

12 Oct 2009   #160
Arrow123

Windows 7
 
 

C is the active drive. I cant find these files even with all hidden files shown.


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12 Oct 2009   #161
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

IS XP on the first partition?

If so, d/l this, extract the zip - put the 3 files ( not the folder) directly onto the Active partition.

xpbootfiles_DISK0_PART1.zip


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14 Oct 2009   #162
icetea

windows 7
 
 

I have windows 7 installed and want to install windows xp onto another partition. But after it copies the setup files and restarts the only thing that happens is the error msg "error loading os" pops up and im not able to boot back into windows 7.
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14 Oct 2009   #163
acheron

 
 

Is there any way to select a default option, and only have the choice between XP and 7 come up when I want it to?
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14 Oct 2009   #164
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Acheron, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Sure, while in Windows 7, you can set whatever OS you would like to be started up in automatically.

Default Operating System - Change Default Boot OS

Afterwards, you can adjust the time you want to have the OS choice to be displayed for, or not at all.

Operating System to Start - Change Display List Time

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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14 Oct 2009   #165
acheron

 
 

Many thanks Shawn, awesome guides!
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14 Oct 2009   #166
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're welcome Acheron.
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16 Oct 2009   #167
Dzejhou

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Similiar problem as Icetea.After completing the installation of XP(six step) and restart , it writes something like error reading disc.You can't even boot to windows 7(but after repair they work again).I don't know what I did wrong.Can you help me please?I'd like to have both OS.(sorry for bad english)
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18 Oct 2009   #168
emerica243

 
 

Alright i hope someone can help me here. Because i cant get anywhere.

I have 2 drives in my system, Drive1 and Drive2. On the one drive i made 3 partitions, so i can install xp32/xp64 and win764. I started off with XP32, it installed fine, Then i moved onto XP64, it installed fine when rebooting, the boot list showed both operating system and they both worked. Then i moved onto Win7, assuming it would od the same thing, detect both operating systems and add them to the list. Well it didnt, so i found this great tutorial here, i just cant get it to work. I followed the EasyBCD tutorial but cant get it to work. Any help or steps is appreciated. When i boot into Win7, C: is the win7 drive, D is my Drive2, E is XP64 and F is XP32
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18 Oct 2009   #169
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Hi emerica,

Please post a screenshot of Disk Management window.

https://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...en-forums.html
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