Windows 8 dual boot with Win xp

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by MyDigito, Sep 12, 2012.

  1. MyDigito

    MyDigito MDL Member

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    How to add cmd Win xp to Windows 8 dual boot (Bcdedit)?
    Something I did, however, remained missing and not working.
    :rolleyes:
    bcdedit /create {ntldr} /d "Windows XP"

    bcdedit /set {ntldr} device partition=E:

    bcdedit /set {ntldr} path \ntldr

    bcdedit /displayorder {ntldr} /addlast

    bcdedit /set {ntldr} device partition=E:

    Do not want to use Boot programs.
     
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  2. EFA11

    EFA11 Avatar Guru

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    EasyBCD might be something for you to check out. They have a free version (non-comercial). It isn't a boot loader, but rather a BCD editor. Hope that can be of use to you.


    neosmart.net/EasyBCD/#comparison
     
  3. new_hack

    new_hack MDL Member

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    try this : bcdedit /set {ntldr} description "Windows XP"
    good luck
     
  4. darkomano

    darkomano MDL Novice

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    #4 darkomano, Sep 13, 2012
    Last edited: Sep 13, 2012
    Check what you need to dual boot XP on boyans .net/VBCD_HowTo.html - section 7.

    The main thing is that Windows XP boot files must be on active partition !
    (ntdetect.com, ntldr and boot.ini)

    If unsure about ARC Paths - something like
    "multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(d)partition(p)\WINDOWS"
    that must be present and be correct(!) in boot.ini
    see on boyans .net/ArcPaths/ArcPaths.htm.
     
  5. roirraW "edor" ehT

    roirraW "edor" ehT MDL Addicted

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    I vouch for EasyBCD, also. Been using it since Vista.
     
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  6. night.fox

    night.fox MDL Member

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    As TS already mentioned NO BOOT Programs....
     
  7. 7_eleven.hell-hole_rider

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    #7 7_eleven.hell-hole_rider, Sep 13, 2012
    Last edited: Sep 13, 2012
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