Windows 7 and Windows XP dual boot

Posted on 2010-01-06
Last Modified: 2012-05-08

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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    Accepted Solution

    create at least 2 partitions each for one operating system...

    start with xp...

    after installl

    install win7
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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 ( )

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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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    gadsad, isn't your question answered?

    Author Comment

    thanks, its OK

    Expert Comment

    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!

    Expert Comment

    Ooops, sry.  I updated the wrong question.

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