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Windows 7: Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP

13 Mar 2010   #690
kevin12331

Windows 7
 
 

seems my problem was that XP was set to D instead of C like windows 7 was
there goes 12 hours of annoyance and frustration for nothing
oh well.. nice guide!


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13 Mar 2010   #691
smsff7

Windows 7 Pro X64
 
 

I was thinking about doing this for my system. (I have Win7 installed already) Although I only have a 100GB C partition and don't know how big a space I should take out for XP

and advice?
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13 Mar 2010   #692
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kevin12331 View Post
seems my problem was that XP was set to D instead of C like windows 7 was
there goes 12 hours of annoyance and frustration for nothing
oh well.. nice guide!
Kevin,

I'm happy to hear that you got it sorted.
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13 Mar 2010   #693
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smsff7 View Post
I was thinking about doing this for my system. (I have Win7 installed already) Although I only have a 100GB C partition and don't know how big a space I should take out for XP

and advice?
Hello Smsff,

XP itself doesn't require more than about 1.5 GB. You would just need to add more space for how much you want to install on XP as well. Here's a link from Microsoft on the full requirements of XP though.

System requirements for Windows XP operating systems

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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14 Mar 2010   #694
smsff7

Windows 7 Pro X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smsff7 View Post
I was thinking about doing this for my system. (I have Win7 installed already) Although I only have a 100GB C partition and don't know how big a space I should take out for XP

and advice?
Hello Smsff,

XP itself doesn't require more than about 1.5 GB. You would just need to add more space for how much you want to install on XP as well. Here's a link from Microsoft on the full requirements of XP though.

System requirements for Windows XP operating systems

Hope this helps,
Shawn

So a small 5GB partition should be good for a small XP setup with only a few programs
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14 Mar 2010   #695
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Should be.
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15 Mar 2010   #696
John A

Win7 Pro 64Bit
 
 

I have (after following this tutorial) a dual boot system with WinXP (installed first) and Win7 (second), each on separate physical HDDs.

The WinXP drive has since become corrupt to the point where I can no longer boot into XP, although it still gives me the OS choice on boot. I figured simply physically removing the XP drive woud mean boot straight into Win7, but this gives an error: -

'DISK BOOT FAILURE, INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER'

The only way I can get into Win7 is by putting the WinXP HDD back in. I found Video: Remove Windows XP from a dual-boot configuration with Windows 7 | TR Dojo | TechRepublic.com but that requires booting into WinXP, which I can no longer do. The XP drive is not even accessible from Win7 to copy any files from it.

How can I now completely remove the XP HDD and boot straight into Win7? Any help much appreciated!
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15 Mar 2010   #697
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Hi John A,

Attach the XP HD.

Boot into 7.

D/l this: ( as usual, rt click it>properties>unblock>apply>ok ) Unzip it, and rt click and run as admin on sispar.cmd.

sisparV5.zip


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15 Mar 2010   #698
John A

Win7 Pro 64Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Attach the XP HD.

Boot into 7.

D/l this: ( as usual, rt click it>properties>unblock>apply>ok ) Unzip it, and rt click and run as admin on sispar.cmd.

Attachment 60984
Thanks for that! Before you posted I actually found another of your posts (#310) and it worked for me
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15 Mar 2010   #699
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Hi John,

Glad all is well.
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