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Windows 7: Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP

30 Jan 2010   #550
jroberts

Windows 7/XP Pro
 
 

Ok, I made the assumption that everything was finally working because both OSs were listed on the boot manager. In a moment of stupidity, I said everything was working correctly, without trying to boot windows XP. When I tried to boot it, I go a message saying that ntoskrnl.exe was missing or corrupt and I would have to reinstall it before I could boot XP. I found out somewhere online that to do this I run a repair setup on XP and type 'd:\i386ntoskrnl.ex_ c:\windows\system32' into the prompt. If I do this, is it going to interfere with Windows 7 and not allow it to boot?


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06 Feb 2010   #551
sal289r

asrock
 
 
dualboot

hi, i need help, i have c drive and a d drive, i have windows 7 loaded onto my c drive, i wanted to load windows xp on my d drive, so when i boot my pc it gives me the option to chose either windows, and also would 2gig of ram be enough for the both windows, i dont want to create another partition as i allready have d partition, what is the easyiest and simple way of doing it? or isn't that possible.
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06 Feb 2010   #552
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Sal, and welcome to Seven Forums.

If you have enough space on your D partition for XP, then you should be able to use METHOD TWO in the tutorial to install XP to dual boot with Windows 7 on your C drive.
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08 Feb 2010   #553
mrwinston

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

I must be doing something wrong here.

I have completed all the steps you outlined (thank you, BTW), but my system won't boot the windows xp install disk! Even though I've selected the boot device in the BIOS set up, nothing happens! The Windows 7 system simply boots cheerfully as though all were right with the world and nothing had happened.
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08 Feb 2010   #554
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mrwinston View Post
I must be doing something wrong here.

I have completed all the steps you outlined (thank you, BTW), but my system won't boot the windows xp install disk! Even though I've selected the boot device in the BIOS set up, nothing happens! The Windows 7 system simply boots cheerfully as though all were right with the world and nothing had happened.
Your first boot device should be CD/DVD.
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08 Feb 2010   #555
getyerkix

windows 7
 
 
easy bcd?

the easy bcd link mentions vista, does this make any difference when trying to do this with xp, I'm guessing it doesn't?
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08 Feb 2010   #556
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Getyerkix, and welcome to Seven Forums.

No difference. It works in XP well.
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10 Feb 2010   #557
Calpert4

windows 7
 
 
cannot finish winxp installation

Thank you for the great tutorial. I already had win7 installed. I "think" I followed the instructions exactly. I partitioned the hard drive in order to add winxp. Everything went well with the xp installation and all the files seem to load on the new properly lettered partition. The computer rebooted to "finish" the installation and I received the error msg "disk read error" press clt-alt-dlt to reboot. It will not allow the completion of the win xp installation. I had to use the win7 disk to get back to win7. What did I miss? Thank You.
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10 Feb 2010   #558
beamer56

XP Pro 32 bit and Win 7 64 bit
 
 
Please Help

Hello,
I just discovered this great site a couple of days ago. Anyway, I have XP Pro 32 bit installed first on a split 1 Terra-byte hard Drive and then installed Win 7 64 bit to the other partition. I installed easy BCD to Xp because no boot screen and it tells me I need Vista installed for it to work. Also I have NET framework 3.5 service pack 1 installed. I'm stumped. any thoughts you can give me will be greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance.
Ron
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10 Feb 2010   #559
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by beamer56 View Post
Hello,
I just discovered this great site a couple of days ago. Anyway, I have XP Pro 32 bit installed first on a split 1 Terra-byte hard Drive and then installed Win 7 64 bit to the other partition. I installed easy BCD to Xp because no boot screen and it tells me I need Vista installed for it to work. Also I have NET framework 3.5 service pack 1 installed. I'm stumped. any thoughts you can give me will be greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance.
Ron

Use EasyBCD 2.0 in Win 7.

http://neosmart.net/forums/showthread.php?t=642

A bit more reading.

https://www.sevenforums.com/installat...wont-boot.html

https://www.sevenforums.com/installat...ndows-7-a.html

https://www.sevenforums.com/installat...dual-boot.html
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