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  • Dual boot win7 & winxp

    I have a Hard Drive with Win XP already installed.
    I have another Hard Drive which I would like to install Win 7.

    What is the best method to Dual Boot both OSes with out formatting and reinstalling both?


    Thanks
    Dennis

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    Re: Dual boot win7 & winxp

    Well, I would install Windows 7. Then I would install Virtual PC on Windows 7. Then I would use Disc2vhd to virtualize the XP and load the .vhd it creates into a virtual session in Windows 7. That way I don't have to shut the PC down to use both operating systems.

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/s.../ee656415.aspx

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    • #3
      Re: Dual Boot Win7 & WinXP

      I have 2 Hard Drives
      Hard Drive 1 has Windows XP
      Hard Drive 2 has Win 7

      Objective:

      To Dual Boot both OSes.

      Is this possible?

      Thanks
      Dennis

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      • #4
        Re: Dual Boot Win7 & WinXP

        You should have been offered this as part of your installation of Win 7
        What do you get as boot options now?
        There is lots of help on if you are having problems
        http://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en...=&oq=&gs_rfai=

        This one in particular covers adding XP after 7:
        http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...dows-7-xp.html

        But I agree with BigStan -- use VirtualXP Mode
        Tom Jones
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        • #5
          Re: Dual boot win7 & winxp

          Ahyee, is there any reason why you are wanting to have XP & Win 7 dual booting?
          1 1 was a racehorse.
          2 2 was 1 2.
          1 1 1 1 race 1 day,
          2 2 1 1 2

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