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Windows 7 and Windows XP dual boot

Posted on 2010-01-06
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I want to install both OS (Windows 7 and Windows XP) on same hard disk with dual boot on different partitions
What is the best way ? Should I start with 7 or XP
Thank you
Question by:gadsad
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tigin44 earned 500 total points
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create at least 2 partitions each for one operating system...

start with xp...

after installl

install win7

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LordArokh earned 500 total points
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I agree with tigin,

I'm using W7 with XP on different partitions.
First installed XP to one partition and then W7 to other partitions.

If you do reverse (install w7 first, XP second )you'll not able to boot up to W7. In this case you'll have to do more efforts and configure booting options with a tool like, easy bcd ( http://neosmart.net/dl.php?id=1 )

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LeeTutor earned 1000 total points
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Yes, install XP first.  This is a pretty good article on how to do the dual booting:

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LeeTutor earned 1000 total points
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gadsad, isn't your question answered?

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thanks, its OK

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by:Mark O'Brien
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Ummm, win7 is already on the disk and completely configured how I need it.  Is there anyway to get XP into that other partition I made?  It's in some type of loop now.
What happened to all my other posts on this question?  Wierd!

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by:Mark O'Brien
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Ooops, sry.  I updated the wrong question.

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