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Windows 7: Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP

04 Mar 2010   #670
Bakfin

Windows 8 Pro 64 bit
 
 
Dual Boot - Method 2

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I don't have a floppy disk drive.

I changed the letter of one of my USB drives to A: and copied the 4 files (atapi.sys, ataport.sys, msahci.sys and pciidex.sys) onto it but when I hit F6 it wouldn't recognize the USB drive. It wanted a floppy disk drive.

Thanks,
Jim
You can only use a floppy disk.

Have look at the HP/Compaq link in above link.

General XP Downgrade Guide for HP Laptops - HP Support Forum
Thanks! I'll have a look.
Success!!!

You're advise was perfect!!!

The link to the drivers on the HP site was critical to the success.

Once I had the drivers I used nLite and the instructions at the following sight to create a new install CD with the drivers slipstreamed.

maxEasyGuide: A) Slipstreaming SATA driver into WinXp boot cd using nLite

Thanks again!!!
Jim


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04 Mar 2010   #671
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bakfin View Post
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post

You can only use a floppy disk.

Have look at the HP/Compaq link in above link.

General XP Downgrade Guide for HP Laptops - HP Support Forum
Thanks! I'll have a look.
Success!!!

You're advise was perfect!!!

The link to the drivers on the HP site was critical to the success.

Once I had the drivers I used nLite and the instructions at the following sight to create a new install CD with the drivers slipstreamed.

maxEasyGuide: A) Slipstreaming SATA driver into WinXp boot cd using nLite

Thanks again!!!
Jim
That is good news.

You are welcome.
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04 Mar 2010   #672
kjgarrison

win xp, win 7
 
 

Excellent tutorial! !
I installed win7 pro in a new HDD and have ended up with a dual boot capability. Couple of surprises at least to me.. in my BIOS I have the drive with XP pro as the first boot drive, and I get the dual boot option screen. It goes by really fast. Is there a way to make it last longer? Funny to me is that I don't have the win7 drive as second choice.
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04 Mar 2010   #673
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello KJ.,

This can help show you how to change how long the Windows Boot Manager waits for you to select a OS at boot.

Operating System to Start - Change Display List Time


If you do not have Windows 7 listed and only XP, then you can install only EasyBCD (step 7 Method Two) or EasyBCD 2.0 Beta Builds (preferred) to add Windows 7 the same way to the boot list.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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04 Mar 2010   #674
BomWatchOut

Windows 7/XP
 
 

works smoothly now, thanks for the help, you guys rock!!!
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05 Mar 2010   #675
BootC

Windows 7
 
 

I followed the tutorial but now when the pc starts it only boots in windows xp.
If i open BCD, at first it shows the message ' No valid entries found', then the program opens up just fine but when i go to Add/Remove Entries, it doesn't see Windows 7 in the upper right part.

What should i do ??

I tried a dual boot Windows 7 to Xp (Windows 7 install first) and now it starts with Windows Xp but it doesn't see windows 7 at all. I opened the boot.ini of Windows 7.

There is a line :

multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(4)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional"/noexecute=optin /fastdetect

What can i write so it will see Windows 7 in the boot ini file ???
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05 Mar 2010   #676
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello BootC, and welcome to Seven Forums.

While still in XP, try step 7 in METHOD TWO to add Windows 7 to the boot list.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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05 Mar 2010   #677
BootC

Windows 7
 
 

I did try this step but it doesn't see Windows 7.

And when i restart my pc, there's this black screen and the message :

File:\Boot\Bcd

That's why i thought of the boot.ini solution.

It starts in Windows Xo but there's no choice for windows 7 as well. I tries the recovering .....tutorial too but it doesn't work.

Ahhh what do you guys suggest ???

Also when i tried adding Windows 7 to the entry list, it wrote " No valid entry "

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05 Mar 2010   #678
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

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I did try this step but it doesn't see Windows 7.

And when i restart my pc, there's this black screen and the message :

File:\Boot\Bcd

That's why i thought of the boot.ini solution.

It starts in Windows Xo but there's no choice for windows 7 as well. I tries the recovering .....tutorial too but it doesn't work.

Ahhh what do you guys suggest ???

Also when i tried adding Windows 7 to the entry list, it wrote " No valid entry "

Boot from your Windows 7 installation disc, and see if doing a startup repair may be able to add Windows 7 back for you.
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06 Mar 2010   #679
blackmenthol

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

i tried to install xp on a different partition but after i installed it there was an error. i think it was disk read error or something. it won't boot to win7 after that. i just repaired it using the installer and after that it worked and i don't know what happen to the installation of xp
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