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Issue:Windows 7 and XP dual boot(Win 7 installed First)

Q: Issue:Windows 7 and XP dual boot(Win 7 installed First)

Hii I have some problem regarding Windows and XP dual boot I have first installed Windows in C Drive after that I made more partitions in the remaining space After which I installed Windows XP Pro in F Drive which was successfully installed making Windows Boot Option Obselete while booting I mean to say that when ever I start my system it starts with Windows XP as default without giving any option for Windows After which Issue:Windows First) 7 XP and 7 boot(Win installed dual I made several try to make my Window to Boot but not succeed I have tried The Boot ini file changed manually of F Drive i e of XP as st Try boot loader timeout default multi disk rdisk partition WINDOWS operating systems multi disk rdisk partition WINDOWS quot Microsoft Windows quot noexecute optin fastdetect multi disk rdisk partition WINDOWS quot Microsoft Windows XP Professional quot noexecute optin fastdetect nd Try boot loader timeout default multi disk rdisk partition WINDOWS operating systems multi disk rdisk partition WINDOWS quot Microsoft Windows Issue:Windows 7 and XP dual boot(Win 7 installed First) quot noexecute optin fastdetect multi disk rdisk partition WINDOWS quot Microsoft Windows XP Professional quot noexecute optin fastdetect With all these efforts I got the Screen with both options for Windows as well as for Windows XP while Boot but unable to Boot with Windows where as from here I can choose the Windows XP and start Please suggest Sumit Rastogi

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A: Issue:Windows 7 and XP dual boot(Win 7 installed First)

Welcome to SF!

No problem at all. First, mark your Windows 7 partition as active.

Then, run a startup repair on Windows 7.

That will make the default boot entry 7's boot loader, and XP will be inaccessible. To fix that, add XP manually to 7's boot loader using EasyBCD 2.0. You will need to register with a free account in order to download.

http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/81270-issue-windows-7-xp-dual-boot-win-7-installed-first.html
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Hello,

I have an HP Envy with Win8 pre-installed. I am trying to do a dual boot setup with windows 7, as some of the software I use daily, is not compatible with win8. The new software has yet to be released, and will not run in any compatibility modes.

Knowing this is beating a dead horse, I have searched for hours, and have gotten some of the pre-req stuff done ie: created virtual drive 20gb, initialized it, turned UEFI Mode/Secure Boot OFF, etc.

I can see the vhd, but when I try to load win7, the vhd is not visible. When I exit win7 install, and win8 reboots, I can no longer see the vhd.

I'm sure I'm not doing something right.

A:dual boot setup issue HP envy with win8 pre-installed

Welcome to EightForums.

Take a look at the NOTE at end this tutorial:
Downgrade Windows 8 to Windows 7

Also take note of Step Three, you will need the BIOS setting.

http://www.eightforums.com/installation-setup/19005-dual-boot-setup-issue-hp-envy-win8-pre-installed.html
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Hello all new here my pc config is intel Dual XP dual boot no boot then but tried Solved: installed boot options Vista quad gb ram gb hd OS is XP Pro with SP Okay I heard people speek highly of Vista and no so highly so I decided to give it a shot and make my own decision XP was installed a few weeks ago and is on disk gig partition created another for E Vista Ultimate and have unallocated for now My other drive is just for games At first I used Solved: Dual boot XP installed then tried Vista but no boot dual boot options the remaining for Vista the first time Everything loaded fine was online with Vista was updating drivers and then I rebooted Solved: Dual boot XP installed then tried Vista but no boot dual boot options to finish the install for some drivers and the boot options never came up it booted right to XP I looked at the partitions and it shows Vista there so I looked in XP boot ini and it shows boot loader timeout default multi disk rdisk partition WINDOWS operating systems multi disk rdisk partition WINDOWS quot Microsoft Windows XP Professional quot fastdetect NoExecute OptIn I checked around and people said to add Vista to it so I did and added this boot loader timeout default multi disk rdisk partition WINDOWS operating systems multi disk rdisk partition WINDOWS quot Microsoft Windows XP Professional quot fastdetect NoExecute OptIn multi disk rdisk partition WINDOWS quot Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate quot fastdetect It gave the options to now choose one but when I choose Vista the screen goes blank no cursor or anything display is x someone had suggested that already If I choose XP it boots fine I then Solved: Dual boot XP installed then tried Vista but no boot dual boot options decided to format the the partition with Vista cd and made a Gb and I now have a Gb unallocated for now as described above did the install again and samething loads fine everything looks pretty but as soon as it is rebooted it goes right to XP no boot choices If you check boot ini only shows one OS Vista is nowhere to be seen and once again if you add it to the boot ini going to My Computer props advanced and editing that way it does the samething when chosen boots to a blank screen I decided to go the msconfig route and checked the boot paths and it showed the one for Vista as invalid which is the path I have above I am clueless now and I don t wat to start from scratch meaing wipe everything clean and try doing Vista first and then XP I searched around the web and most of the issues I found was that XP would not boot after a dual boot attempt Any help would be greatly appreciated thanks and have a good one all nbsp

A:Solved: Dual boot XP installed then tried Vista but no boot dual boot options

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solved-dual-boot-xp-installed-then-tried-vista-but-no-boot-dual-boot-options.707518/
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"Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:
<Windows root>\system32\hal.dll
Please re-install a copy of the above file."

I have Googled the heck out of this problem and tried a number of fixes that have not worked:

I tried replacing the hal.dll file with the one from the XP install disc.
I tried rebuilding the boot.ini file.
I tried adding Windows XP boot info to the windows 7 bootloader.

My bcdedit output in command prompt can be viewed on the Untitled-1.jpg attached.

I am fairly experienced in dealing with some of this stuff but I'm stumped. Please help!

A:Dual boot XP with windows 7 already installed

Hello, welcome!
It is unlikely you are really missing hal.dll. What is most likely happening is that XP is looking at the wrong place to boot from. You were on the right track rebuilding the boot.ini file, but perhaps you need to go farther. The fact that you are getting that message means nothing is wrong with the MBR.
What you need to do it manually edit your boot.ini file. Rembember that the drive/partition numbering starts at 0. I have attached a sample boot.ini file for you to look at. Your problem is probably the drive number.
boot.ini.txt

http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/46424-dual-boot-xp-windows-7-already-installed.html
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I would really appreciate if someone could help me resolve this issue.

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A:Dual Boot on pre-installed windows 8

Look at this thread. It's short and I think it'll give you the info you need.

Dual Booting Windows 7 with Windows 8 Pre-Installed UEFI

http://www.eightforums.com/installation-setup/35179-dual-boot-pre-installed-windows-8-a.html
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A:How can I have Windows 7 and 8.1 dual boot (8.1 1st installed)

Hello and welcome winuserd have a look at this Dual Boot Installation - Windows 8 and Windows 7 or Vista it might give you an idea on what to do.
It is from the 8 forum's site (a sister site to this one) - might be an idea to join up to that as well I did and I upgraded my main laptop and the Sandy Bridge from 7 to 8 then 8.1 with just an upgrade disk (the 8.1 was a free download).

Having said that I have both the 8's running in 7 mode (look) using Classic Shell as I prefer the desktop look but they are certainly faster than my other 7 machines.

PS I forgot to say I cloned the 7 to new drives before I upgraded so that I can flip the old drive back in if things go south.

http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/323869-how-can-i-have-windows-7-8-1-dual-boot-8-1-1st-installed.html
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A:Dual boot Windows 10 and Win 8.1 with Win 10 installed

The M$ article:http://tinyurl.com/p79786jand another approach..http://www.howtogeek.com/197647/how...If wishing to play or otherwise with win-10 I would be inclined to do on its own computer, or go the dual boot path.And... if dual booting... first ensure "all" data is safely duplicated/copied elsewhere - typically DVD, but an external hard drive (or NAS) too is nice(r) - just in-case...

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A:Cannot dual boot xp and Windows 7 with W7 installed first.

Did you have a look at Option 2 here: Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP

http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/265202-cannot-dual-boot-xp-windows-7-w7-installed-first.html
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A:dual boot Windows 7 64 bit with (pre installed) Xp 32 bit

One of Brink's great tutorials to get your teeth into: Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP

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A:Windows 8 dual boot installed, Windows 8 won't boot up. Black Screen!

I'm having similar issues with Vista and W8. I put W8 on an empty and freshly created partition.
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A:Dual-Boot: Windows only showing One OS Installed! HELP!

If you use the windows partition tool it deletes the hard drive... so I don't understand what happened here.

Assuming then that you used a partition tool that doesn't delete the hard drive then check your disc drive. Does it have a disc in it?

A third thing is this: you partitioned it but the drive you intended to install xp on was too small, so the installer by default selected the bigger one and you accidently installed xp over windows 7.

I really don't understand what you are saying. Those are three posibilities from what I get out of this post. please rewrite it so we can narrow down what happened.

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A:Problem with Dual-boot, installed XP on a computer with Windows 7

If you have separate hard drives then you should have unplugged the Win7 SSD to install XP on the other hard drive so this could not happen. Then boot your choice via the BIOS.

Now unplug all other drives and peripherals besides the Win7 SSD, confirm the 100mb System Reserved (if you have it) or the Win7 partition (if you don't) is Partition Marked Active,

Then run Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times until Win7 starts.

If you want to install XP, unplug all other drives except the drive you want it installed upon. Using the XP CD, I would delete its partition, create and full format new to make sure you have the XP partition table.

http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/374282-problem-dual-boot-installed-xp-computer-windows-7-a.html
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A:Dual Boot Acer Aspire V5 with Windows 8.1 Pre-installed

You will need both Windows 7 x64 & Windows 8/8.1 installed in Legacy mode.

On some Acer, Gateway, P. Bell, Windows 7 x64 will not install in UEFI mode.

Windows 8 Desktops - How to Disable Secure Boot - YouTube



Enabling the boot device menu







Originally Posted by Acer


On most Acer systems, you can use the F12 key on boot to select the drive or network from which loading the operating system. In case the F12 option does not work, you may need to enable this function.

SOLUTION

Enabling the F12 function:

1.Power on the system. As soon as the first logo screen appears, immediately press the F2 key, or the DEL key if you have a desktop, to enter the BIOS.
2.Press the right arrow key to select Main.
3.Use the arrow keys to navigate to F12 Boot Menu, and press ENTER.
4.Select Enabled, and press ENTER.
5.Press the F10 key to save changes and restart the system.




How to Enable or Disable Secure Boot







Originally Posted by Acer


This article only applies to: Windows 8 Desktops

Bootable media from previous versions of Windows may not be recognized in Windows 8. You can change the Secure Boot setting and it should recognize the bootable device.

Use the following steps to change Secure Boot:

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6.With Launch CSM highlighted, press Enter and use the down arrow to select Always.
7.Press Enter.
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http://www.eightforums.com/installation-setup/44518-dual-boot-acer-aspire-v5-windows-8-1-pre-installed.html
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Hi

I have windows 7 installed on c drive.

I would like to dual boot with winxp.

I slipstreamed with AHCI driver.

When the windows xp installation menu loads to partition choosing page.

It shows my whole HDD as one partition.

The partition is like - Partition1 Unknown.

WinXP is not able to read the hard drive partition.

How can I fix this ?

Thanks and Regards

http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/392657-dual-boot-windows-7-already-installed-win-xp-partition-unknown.html
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A:Windows 2003 Server installation in Dual Boot on already installed Windows 7 Laptop

Couple of things you can do after installing 2003.

Boot from the W7 dvd select repair my computer and do a startup repair, most of the time this fixes the bootloader for W7, but then 2003 may not boot now. So then you need to install a BCD editor software in W7 to get both of them booting properly.

http://neosmart.net/dl.php?id=1


If startup repair does not get W7 booting again, there are some commands you can do from the W7 recovery environment to get the job done, (boot from the W7 cd, select repair my computer, then command prompt)

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/927392/en-us
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/windows-2003-server-installation-in-dual-boot-on-already-installed-windows-7-laptop.878387/
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A:Solved: Dual boot XP with windows 7 on 2 Harddrives - (Windows 7 already installed)

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solved-dual-boot-xp-with-windows-7-on-2-harddrives-windows-7-already-installed.902342/
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Hi I have looked all over for info on what will happen if I try to install windows on a new partition for a lenovo laptop that already has windows installed and this does not seem to be a common scenario nbsp TLDR I want to install windows side by side with Windows that is already installed but what I read HERE nbsp made me worried that installing windows on a windows box was not going to on a has windows boot windows dual 7 Installing machine installed that 10 already be the same as installing windows on a windows box I was going to do it from windows by mounting an iso but I could also just do it from a usb boot whatever is Installing windows 7 dual boot on a machine that already has windows 10 installed the easiest nbsp Warning You must install the older operating system first and then install the more recent operating system If you don't for example if you install Windows Vista on a computer already running Windows you can render your system inoperable This can happen because earlier versions of Windows don't recognize the startup files used in more recent versions of Windows and can overwrite them Can anyone advise as to whether or not this is a true danger or if there is a way to get around the problem This is a work machine which is why I want to do this over the weekend because I can't afford to be offline during the week testing this kind of thing nbsp Thanks for the help Luke Reasons for doing this nbsp I am a developer and my new laptop came with Windows I tried in the beginning to get some of the pre-installed bloatware removed with mixed luck tried several different reset scenarios none of them quite did it I manually uninstalled what I could but the machine has never run well despite having reasonably good specs gen i SSD gigs of ram it doesn't run as well as the year old dell of similar specs that it replaced after dying It comes out of sleep slowly and gets bogged down by visual studio and a lot of my other tools I have gone through a lot of tweak guides and disabled unused settings and spent a fair amount of time on nbsp Long story short I have a feeling a fresh install of windows will run fine on this hardware and I really don't want or need any of the features of Windows which I don't hate it just doesn't have any benefits for me especially on my developer machine and I want to install windows to see if it works better nbsp

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A:Remove Windows 10 from dual boot with Windows 7, Win10 installed first

It`s grayed out because it`s the Active partition and has the system files on it, if you were to delete it then Windows 7 would not boot anymore.

The Windows 7 partition must be made Active and the System files have to be written there before you can delete Windows 10.

The proper thing to do is backup your files, wipe out the entire drive and reinstall windows 7

Partition - Mark as Active

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A:HELP! Installed Windows 8 (dual boot) but lost Windows 7 Basic

My dual boot works, Win7Ultimate64 on C and Win8Enterprise64 on D, I just hope you did a system image or back up before installation, not unless you are sure of what you are doing.. Before Win8 installs it will ask you the location where you will have it installed, if Win7 really got lost maybe you mixed up the installation.

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A:Uninstalled Linux OS dual boot with Windows 7 now boot issue.

Dual-booting 2 or more Operating Systems can mess up the drive lettering, especially when 1 or more are uninstalled. If Windows is working properly the only issue will be in assuring program installations point to the drive Windows is on. The earlier versions of Windows such as Win98, WinME, etc., were particular as to the drive or partition they were installed on. Part of the situation may be affected by the newer motherboards and HDDs that use SATA connections instead of the older PATA, SATA has only one drive per socket on the board while PATA have one data cable for each socket and can have one or two drives on each cable.

The easiest/less time-consuming way I've found with such an issue is to backup any user data then boot to a GPARTED CD and wipe the HDDs that have or had an OS installed followed by connecting only one HDD for installing the OS then reconnecting the storage drives. Leaving any of the boot files of a previous OS on an HDD can mess up the boot process, sometimes slows things down when booting.

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i expect to set up a dual boot ... win 7 and win 10
i have never created a dual boot before and i'm not a "techy"

#1 can the win 10 find what ever it needs and run the "installed" win 7 programs?

#2 should i just plod along with the win 10 and gradually download and install programs on win 10 while using win 7 for most of my work until i get most of the programs running in win 10?
i can't afford to buy a bunch more programs and i'm getting too old to just jump in and find and download/install a bunch of programs all at once

#3 how will auto updates of windows and other programs and drivers work with the dual boot setup?

thanks for your comments/advice

 

A:Solved: win 10 dual boot can win 10 find and run programs installed by win 7 "Windows

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A:Windows XP (Dual Boot) keep disconnect after few minutes on newly installed drivers.

What is the exact model number of the HP system?

Look on bottom label if laptop; label on back if desktop.

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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yes you can, as long as it is on it's own partition or disk

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I've installed easybcd on 7 trying to add an entry of xp but it shows can't find ntldr.(I've tried every drive)
Thanks.

A:Dual boot with XP and Windows 7 issue

use the following guide:

Method Two, steps 8 - 11

Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP

If you need ntldr, you can copy it along with ntdetect.com from your Windows XP installation disc. I believe they're in the I386 folder.

Also, EasyBCD has some kind of tool in the top menu to "Auto-Configure" the boot.ini

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Is the following also a problem for a dual boot XP/Windows 7 system?

No restore points are available when you use Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008 in a dual-boot configuration together with an earlier Windows operating system

My current plans are to install XP first (full retail Pro version), then install Windows 7 Pro upgrade in another partition.

I would not use either System Restore or the built-in backup, and that likely eliminates the issue of shadow copies.

A:Windows 7 and XP Dual Boot Issue

Yes, the message simply means that System Restore won't function, but it wont mess anything up besides disabling that feature.

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I just bought a Toshiba A - laptop It came preinstalled with Windows Home Premium Having had Windows XP until now and for game compatibilities issues i decided to try to install XP too on this laptop This is how I came to this forum and read thoroughly through it Seeing that Method applied for me I made a partition for XP from within had my XP bootable CD ready and restarted The system booted from the XP-cd and about min later got a blue screen Some generic XP dual with boot 7 please and issue Windows help error check for viruses help please with XP and Windows 7 dual boot issue hard drive etc The laptop is new no problems with the hard drive The thing is that the installation doesn't even get to the point where you get to tell it on which partition you want it installed Tried this few times and got frustrated Any idea what to do ---------- Post added at PM ---------- Previous post was at PM ---------- I meant Method in the previous post Having the preinstalled Is it possible that XP has some compatibility issues with some laptops looking forward to getting some help

A:help please with XP and Windows 7 dual boot issue

The only time I have see a blue screen when trying to install XP was when the Drive was set to use AHCI for SATA drive, so you might check the bios setup then under hard drive configuration and it should show possibly IDE, AHCI, and RAID, but this depends on your bios.

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A:Windows XP/7 Dual Boot Issue

Hello seanw Welcome to the sevenforums!

Perhaps the one thing needed here the most would be how you went about installing XP assuming you may have installed XP after 7 or before? That along with some information on how the drive or drives were set up would be a help.

Are both on one drive or did you plan a dual boot across two separate drives? The effort to restore the XP mbr entries if successful would only trash those for 7. Adding to that Vista and 7 share a common boot loader that's different from that seen with XP.

If you had simply installed 7 following XP XP would be seen as "previous version of Windows" as well as "XP Home" or "XP Pro" in the boot opions menu once the 7 installation was finished.

For adding XP into the 7 BCD store the guide is correct in the need to unhide the protected system files and hidden folders in order to copy the XP boot.ini to the root on the 7 primary if both are on separate drives. The "ntldr is missing" error is seen when trying to boot into XP while the boot.ini is either not present on the newer version's root of C or was never edited to point the 7 boot loader to the correct XP primary partition ending up with a failed dual boot.

The thing to do now for the XP after 7 situation is verify all XP boot files are present at the root of the 7 C directory. Note Pad can be used to correct the copy of the boot.ini file if one was needed once you have unchecked the "read only" box in the right click properties screen for that.

Note "rdisk(0)partition(1)" would be the default for the original boot.ini file entries. For installation of XP on a second primary partition the entry under operating systems as well as the default OS above that in the boot.ini would be need to be changed to "rdisk(0)partition(2)" in order to then see XP load properly.

If XP is on a second drive the copy of that on the 7 drive would need to be changed to "rdisk(1)partition(1)". The rdisk value points out the correct drive while the parition entry points to which parition on what drive is where XP was installed to.

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A:Windows XP/7 Dual Boot Issue

Hi -

It sounds to me that Windows 7 does not like the state of your XP installation.

I would suggest that you validate the XP installation with Microsoft Genuine Advantage as it is possible that the dual boot has resulted in XP OS corruption - www.microsoft.com/genuine

As for the dual boot, here is information from Microsoft -

http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/Win...4c0201033.mspx

http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/Win...749fe1033.mspx

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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Additionally, when I try to partition the drive for the XP it will only make it a logical drive in Disk Management. Am I doing something wrong there?

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A:Dual boot issue with XP and Windows 7

You need to create and format the XP partition using the booted Xp installer. It uses a different partition table.

You cannot install XP to a logical drive.

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Hi,
Brink. I have read the articles here and elsewhere. If i want to install xp on an existing win 7, could i shrink the drive c: to accommodate a 5gb space to xp.
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The problem in the first case is how to shrink the volume of win 7 system without damaging the system files from booting properly. Or in other words, how to shrink the same drive to give the space for xp in the rear end of the existing OS.

A:Issue with XP and Windows 7 dual boot

Hello Jraju,

You would probably need a but more space than 5GB for XP if you plan on installing much on it.

You could do either option to install XP on, but please post back with a screenshot showing the full layout of your Disk Management window to help see what may work best for you based on where you would like to have it.

Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image

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A:Windows 7 Dual Boot Issue

Ooops, just a quick side note. I have always been curious as to why D: shows up as a "Logical Drive" could that be part of the problem?

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Hi,

Hopefully someone can help me out here....

I originally had win XP installed in my computer... I upgraded to win7 through the internet download process.

A while after I found this tutorial and decided that I wanted to dual boot XP (I have the original XP disc) in my machine. When I tried installing XP and it got to the point where it need to restart to continue the installation, it never proceeds. It just stays black with a cursor display.

When I try to restart the computer without the XP disc so I can try and get into 7 it also doesnt boot up and just gives me the cursor blinking.

Any idea what happened?

Ive tried reinstalling XP many times without any success.

A:XP and Windows 7 Dual boot issue

Try installing the XP first and then install Windows 7
Unlike Win7 - XP is not backward compatible and its messing up the boot sector for Win7

http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/52459-xp-windows-7-dual-boot-issue.html
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A:Dual Boot Windows 7 & 8 (With Windows 7 Installed later)

Welcome to EightForums.

Can you post a screen shot of Disk management from Windows 8?

Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Eight Forums
For better help with problems, Can you post your specs.

Filling out System Specs - Windows 7 Forums

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A:Dual Boot Windows 8.1 and 7 Boot issue

Try using BIOS to boot to Win8 drive and use EasyBCD to make changes there.

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A:installed win 7 dual boot with XP already installed, can't access Win

Confirm that the 100mb System Reserved (if you have it) or Win7 partition (if you don't) is Partition Marked Active,

then run Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times until Win7 starts and is marked System Active in Disk Mgmt.

Then install EasyBCD (click Download - no Name or Email required) to Win7 to add XP by name, allow it to autocomplete drive letter, Save and reboot to Dual Boot menu.

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A:Fedora 12 - Windows 7 Dual Boot Issue

Easy BCD 1.7.2 is compatible with Seven

Does Fedora 12 use Grub 1.5 or grub2?

So you are just booting straight into Windows atm?

EDIT:

easy BCD 2.0 beta availabale: http://neosmart.net/forums/showthread.php?t=642

But you will have to register with the forum to download.

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grub rescue>

I dunno what to do and im tearing myself to pieces here, whado I do??
 

A:Windows 7/Ubuntu dual boot issue

You should have got a cheap external HDD to put Ubuntu on, i once had a problem like yours, i couldn't get back into windows after trying to dual boot with Ubuntu. i had to reformat my whole HDD.
 

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A:Incompatibility issue with Windows XP (Dual Boot)

I have dual booting OS (7 and xp) with no problems (installed on different partition).
Have you try to update your windows and do check disk (error checking)?
For visual basic 6.0 , why dont U use windows xp mode?

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Hi! I've used method 2 and can choose between XP and 7, but there is still one problem well described here by p314: strange crash when dual booting Windows 7 and Xp - The NeoSmart Forums

Making it short: "When I start I get the option to boot XP or Windows 7, if i load XP and then restart and load 7, it switches off while loading 7 and restarts. If I select 7 again it offers to Start Windows normally or go into safe mode etc. If I select Start Windows normally it will work this time. Then if i go back to XP i get the same problem, restarts first and then will start under start windows normally."

7 is on C: and XP is installed on D:. This is how it looks from 7:






The solution might be very simple, but I couldn't find it. How to solve it?
Thanks in advance

A:Need help with XP and Windows 7 dual boot startup issue

You cut off the Disk Management drive map and listings sizes, so we can't see the most important information.

Please post the maximized Disk Mgmt full drive map with full listings. Click and drag the Volumin and Akcje borders to left and right to make more room for listings.

Please tell us what is on each partition.

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A:Dual boot issue with Windows 7 and XP with DVD in drive

Have you tried going to the BIOS menu and selecting boot from Internal HDD?

http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/11274-dual-boot-issue-windows-7-xp-dvd-drive.html
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A:Windows Boot Manager issue - accidentally installed 2 OS's

Toddsta
You mentioned that you did a change for your bios. Did you restore those changes?

http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/160892-windows-boot-manager-issue-accidentally-installed-2-oss.html
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I've attempted to run startup repair with and without my W7 DVD several times, but to no success.This would be part one of my problem.

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A:Windows 7 not booting issue/dual boot shenanigins

The issue is that your brother used your HDD in his computer. You need to re install it with the HDD in your computer. It is not possible to switch the hard drive from different computers, all the drivers etc are different.

http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/95545-windows-7-not-booting-issue-dual-boot-shenanigins.html
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A:Dual boot issue with Windows 7 Ultimate & Ubuntu 14.04

Quote:
I would like to get rid of the faulty Windows 7 entry on the loader and get Ubuntu up and running smoothly. Please let me know if you need any more info.



Hi

Please download "EasyBCD" from https://neosmart.net/Download/Register/1 and use it to delete the non working entry from the BCD boot menu.

https://neosmart.net/wiki/easybcd/ba...eting-entries/

http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/350819-dual-boot-issue-windows-7-ultimate-ubuntu-14-04-a.html
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A:Windows 7/8 Dual Boot Drive Letter Issue

Originally Posted by gaelow


Hi guys,

I've got a problem with my dual boot setup:

I've installed win8, selected an empty partition, booted it, everything peachy.

The only surprising thing was that driver letters where switched: my windows 7 install and data was now in D: drive and windows 8 install appropiated C: letter drive without consulting me.

This became a problem came when I tried to boot windows 7 and an annoying startup repair assistant showed up.

Tried autorepair but no luck. [to be honest, I let it unattended and don't know what happened, don't even know if it finished since the battery died, but it lasts at least 2 hours, and that should be enough, right?]

Then read somewhere changing active partition to win7 could help. Bad idea: now no boot at all.

After a failed attempt to autorepair with windows 8 dvd restore utility I managed to restore windows 8 dual boot menu with win8 install dvd -> repair console -> bootrec /fixboot bootrec /fixmbr and bootrec /rebuildbcd commands, but windows 7 is still not loading: it says it can't find winload.exe or it is corrupt, and I guess it has something to do with the fact that it is now in D: drive

This is my current bcdedit output in windows 8:

Windows Boot Manager
--------------------
identifier {bootmgr}
device partition=C:
description Windows Boot Manager
locale en-us
inherit {globalsettings}
default {current}
resumeobject {186227ae-b91b-11e1-9b6c-1c7508fb9bfe}
displayorder {current}
{e1b5dcd9-b960-11e1-b749-d6509e56593f}
toolsdisplayorder {memdiag}
timeout 30

Windows Boot Loader
-------------------
identifier {current}
device partition=C:
path \windows\system32\winload.exe
description Windows 8
locale en-us
inherit {bootloadersettings}
allowedinmemorysettings 0x15000075
osdevice partition=C:
systemroot \windows
resumeobject {186227ae-b91b-11e1-9b6c-1c7508fb9bfe}
nx OptIn
bootmenupolicy Standard
detecthal Yes

Windows Boot Loader
-------------------
identifier {e1b5dcd9-b960-11e1-b749-d6509e56593f}
device partition=D:
path \Windows\system32\winload.exe
description Windows 7 Ultimate
locale es-ES
osdevice partition=D:
systemroot \Windows
bootmenupolicy Standard

Funny thing is preinstalled PB laptop has a system 100MB partition currently containing a bunch of win7 boot files. Isn't the loader path and drive supposed to be somewhere there?
Any suggestions?



Try to add Windows 7 boot entry using EasyBCD and see that if it works

http://www.eightforums.com/installation-setup/7128-windows-7-8-dual-boot-drive-letter-issue.html
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So I just got my hands on Windows 7 and wanted to play around with it, and everything works but:

Previous Computer Setup:
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Drive C: --------> Vista (Now Windows 7)
Drive D: --------> Windows XP

Problem:
After upgrading my Vista to Windows 7 (Via clean install) I lost my boot menu to choose XP. Now everytime I flip the power it boots DIRECTLY into Windows 7.

How do I recover my boot screen option so I can boot back into XP when I need to?

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--Asif

A:Dual Boot Issue (Lost my Dual Boot Menu)

Hello Asif,

You can pick up at step 7 in METHOD TWO of the tutorial below inside Vista to add XP back to boot.

Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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A:Solved: Windows 7 network issue after setting up dual boot with windows 8

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A:Clear thorough tutorial for fixing windows 7/8 dual boot issue?

Do a refresh.
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A:Windows 10 odd network issue - Linux dual boot works fine

Dear All,
 
Please do not look into this suspected infection it turned out to be a corrupt .ddl file for my firewall Glasswire that was causing what looked like an infection.
 
Thanks to FRST tool and viewing the Additional.txt it was starring me right in the eye.
 
Mods please close
 
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Welcome to EightForum.

Run Refresh from DVD:
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A:Possible to do dual boot to installed OS + have options for ISO boot?

Closest thing I can think of is booting from vhd.
 

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Hello Ravi,

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Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP

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A:dual boot with xp installed on external HDD

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Hi,

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Could you please supply a screen shot of Disc Management, including everything on that screen. The Forum link below shows you how to do that & included in this link is a link on how to do a screen shot if you need it.

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Have a read through the "sticky" at the start of this forum. There is quite a bit of interchange of ideas there.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/want-to-have-xp-dual-boot-on-laptop-with-vista-pre-installed.608159/
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Welcome to EightForums.






I am setting up a new system for client. I would like to add Win 7 in a dual boot so client can test drive Win 8 while still having Win 7 Enterprise 64-bit as a fallback. My personal system is a triple boot Win XP, Vista and 7 system but I have no experience with Win 8 yet.



I take it this a Pre-installed with Windows 8 Pro.

1) Downgrade to Windows 7.
Downgrade Windows 8 to Windows 7
Warning you must have the uEFI/BIOS firmware setting in Step Three set.
2) If Using a USB Pendrive on a PC with a uEFI BIOS.
USB Pendrive need to be formated to FAT32 as in
UEFI Bootable USB Flash Drive - Create in Windows
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Also you will need to use a USB 2.0 port, as there are no USB 3.0 drivers in Windows 7.

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A:Delete a partition when Dual-Boot is installed

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
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Start Win7 by marking it Active then running Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times.
Partition - Mark as Active

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A:Delete a partition when Dual-Boot is installed

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
Review this,
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Unfortunately the software needs to be installed so thst it has the correct registry entries and .DLL's in the correct locations.

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A:Loss of Dual Boot Menu After Win8 Installed

i used this to overcome it

http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/OS-Enhancements/EasyBCD.shtml
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/loss-of-dual-boot-menu-after-win8-installed.1096790/
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A:{Advice Offered} - Win2000 installed with dual boot to win98

Greetings

OK... go to:
http://www.xperts.co.za/reuel/multiboot

There, you will see a disc icon with the title "Reuel Boot". Download this file, run it, and it will create a boot floppy.

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Bootsect.dos
NTLDR
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Though, personally, I would dump Win98 and keep Win2k. But then again, I prefer better Operating Systems.

Cheers

------------------
Reuel Miller
Windows NT Moderator (yes, that does make me biased )

[email protected]

Every morning is the dawn of a new error...
 

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Originally Posted by Carsomyr


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Adding Boot Entries (Windows Drivers)

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A:dual boot , reinstall the windows and lost dual boot

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A:Dual Boot (Win 7 & 8) issue

Can i boot an OS not listed in the windows boot manager?






diskpart
list volume Note: Note the volume letter where the Windows 8 is installed.
exit

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BCDBOOT <source>
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The "about" page, for start, you get it if you type "winver" at Start-Search box

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A:Dual Boot Issue

Even though it appears you're having the same problem, please start a new thread when you have a new issue. It's very difficult to keep two problems straight and who's working on what in a single thread. I've created a new thread for your issue here. Thanks for your cooperation.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/dual-boot-issue.529420/