Dual boot with XP

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by hellohello, Dec 9, 2008.

  1. hellohello

    hellohello MDL Junior Member

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    I am wondering if it is possible, I just want to try the new build without ruining the xp which is the working laptop.

    I done before with vista but I am not sure if it work with windows 7.

    Any guide. Thank you.
     
  2. ZaForD

    ZaForD MDL Expert

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    It will work extactly the same way. :)

    You can install Windows 7 on another partition, and use its boot loader to load either XP or 7.

    The problem you may have is the normal one.
    If you remove Windows 7 later, you'll have to reinstall the XP bootloader.

    I've got XP, Vista, Ubuntu and Windows 7 all loading and work fine on my Netbook. ;)
     
  3. hellohello

    hellohello MDL Junior Member

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    #3 hellohello, Dec 9, 2008
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    The problem you may have is the normal one.
    If you remove Windows 7 later, you'll have to reinstall the XP bootloader.
    Yep, that is the part I worried about.

    I am sure that Windows 7 won't be permanent.

    Previously for Vista, I used a program, I forgot the name though, which will do that automatically. I found that program together with a guide about dual boot vista.

    Guidance on that would be nice :)
     
  4. bchat

    bchat MDL Smart Azz

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  5. cameleon1267

    cameleon1267 MDL Novice

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    you can also use the CD of windows xp. fixboot and/or fixmbr. it should repair the boot for xp.
     
  6. hellohello

    hellohello MDL Junior Member

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    Thanks everyone, I will do some reading and time to try the windows
     
  7. odinthegreatone

    odinthegreatone MDL Junior Member

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    another vote for easybcd