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Windows 7: Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP

05 Jul 2010   #820
feua

windows 7 home premium
 
 

is it possible to make dual boot windows 7 and xp with windows7 home premium install first?

I read somewhere that we can only make dual boot win7 and xp only if we have win7 professional or higher.

Thanks.


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05 Jul 2010   #821
myzr7

Windows 7 Ulti. x64
 
 

Welcome to SevenForums feua.. This thread has a tutorial for just your question 7 first is the second option. I think you are mistaking dual boat with xp mode which is different thing. XP mode is only available with win 7 pro and above. Good luck to you!
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05 Jul 2010   #822
feua

windows 7 home premium
 
 

Thank you for warm welcome.

so, i am right that i cannot make dual boot from my win7 home premium with win xp?

Correct?

If it it correct, is there anyway that i can make dual boot?

Or because i bought new win7 home premium in japanese with no original installation dvd and i am not good in japanese. i want to change to English.

I have 2gb ram.

I am thinking of using win7 home premiun 64 in C as it is and install win7 ultimate 32 in D. Do you think it is a good idea to do so?

Thanks in advance for your helps.
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05 Jul 2010   #823
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by feua View Post
Thank you for warm welcome.

so, i am right that i cannot make dual boot from my win7 home premium with win xp?

Correct?

If it it correct, is there anyway that i can make dual boot?

Or because i bought new win7 home premium in japanese with no original installation dvd and i am not good in japanese. i want to change to English.

I have 2gb ram.

I am thinking of using win7 home premiun 64 in C as it is and install win7 ultimate 32 in D. Do you think it is a good idea to do so?

Thanks in advance for your helps.
No, you can use any Windows 7 from starter to Ultimate.
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05 Jul 2010   #824
feua

windows 7 home premium
 
 

thank you.

how about win7 home premium in C and win7 ultimate in D? Is it a good idea than dual booth with xp?
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05 Jul 2010   #825
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Feua, and welcome to Seven Forums.

If you would like to dual boot with Windows 7 Home Premium and Windows 7 Ultimate, then the tutorial below can help show you how to. It's the same procedure except substitute Vista for the other Windows 7 instead. It doesn't matter which one you install first. Plus, it will be a lot easier to do than trying to dual boot with XP.

Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and Vista

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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10 Jul 2010   #826
Ekhangel

7 Pro x64
 
 

Fire in the hole, problem incomiiiiiiing...

I created a 30gig partition for my WinXP ( i want to create a dual-boot from Windows 7 Pro x64). I inserted my XP disc, booted from it, proceeded with standard installation procedure, selecting the newly created 30g partition as the system partition for the XP.

The files have copied succesfully, and the PC rebooted, as expected. Then, when the installation screen would normally pop up, THIS appeared:



The text reads (in Polish) "Press any key to load from CD...". The weird thing are the colored squares, one of which blinks with a SMILEY inside, like a little emoticon (the camera didn't pick it). I went "WTF?!" after seeing this.

Honestly, it's either a virus, or aliens attacking my PC, or Microsoft programmers making fun of us.

I tried waiting a couple of minutes for something to happen, to no avail. I rebooted the PC, set booting from HDD, and after the bios screen loaded, a "_" went blinking on a dark screen, in the left-right corner, like in old DOS screens. Waiting also didn't help here.

I "repaired" my Win 7 from the Windows 7 install screen, and managed to get back to my 7. The XP partition is still there with some Windows files in, but that's pretty much it.

Thinking dual-booting was easy, I nearly got my PC messed up. I'd appreciate any help, and apologeze for language mistakes, I'm Polish.
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10 Jul 2010   #827
dr ill

XP/7 64
 
 
Viral perhaps

Ekhangel,

One must wonder about the source of the install disk. That is weird and possibly viral nonsense.
I would recover the data, run AVG on the recovered data, and then wipe the drive with a fresh install from proper sources. Good luck.

iLL
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10 Jul 2010   #828
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ekhangel View Post
Honestly, it's either a virus, or aliens attacking my PC, or Microsoft programmers making fun of us.
Hello Ekhangel, and welcome to Seven Forums.

LOL, nope I (alien) haven't been playing or attacking your PC.

Where did you get the installation file or DVD?

I agree. It looks like you have a virus modified copy. I would recommend to ditch it, format the hard drives, and make sure that you are using a genuine Windows 7 installation DVD.
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10 Jul 2010   #829
Ekhangel

7 Pro x64
 
 

This will surprise you, but both of my CD's (XP and 7) are purely original, genuine, legit, certificed Microsoft copies. I asked one guy about it and he said it's probably a "bios virus", or something.

He also said that it would be the best to install XP first and then go with 7. I am considering wiping out all of the systems from my HDD, leaving only a partition with my private files for later use on 7, and then install an XP, followed by install of 7.

Would that cause me any problems?

I'm starting to think playing Heroes 3 and Gothic 2 freezelessly is a too small prize for all this hell I'm experiencing here.

EDIT:

What's weird is that the colored squares appear only after the XP installer reboots the PC. When trying to boot from the CD in the first place, nothing like that appears. Furthermore; the Win XP CD has already been used before, a couple of years ago, to install XP on the very same machine, with the same BIOS (I was updated in the meantime, perhaps I should ask the guy who updated it about where he got the files from...) But still, would it be so much a BIOS issue?
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