I wanna Dual Boots (win7 installed first)

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Installation' started by nbkp, Apr 17, 2009.

  1. nbkp

    nbkp New Member

    Feb 8, 2009
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    As the title suggests, I want to dual boot Win7 and WinXP. I have Windows 7 installed already. So can somebody explain to me?

    Umm OK, i think i know what to do, but am i correct just to be safe?

    Shrink volume C: and give the partition 20GB

    Turn off comp making sure installation disk is in ^^

    Turn on comp :D and install XP (OEM (full OS) disk onto the partition. but how do i install onto the partition? would it ask me when i am installing?
    #1 nbkp, Apr 17, 2009
    Last edited: Apr 17, 2009
  2. mirecek1965

    mirecek1965 New Member

    Sep 19, 2006
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    Always first install oldest system, then newest. Or use Vista Boot Pro :)
  3. Radenight

    Radenight New Member

    Nov 16, 2008
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    You need to install from old to new for it to function properly... ;) So you'll have to install XP on whichever partition first than reinstall Windows 7 on the second partition.. The boot manager will configure itself and everything should be fine as long as you install them in the right order.. :) Also, a good app to tinker with the boot manager is EasyBCD (available here: Download EasyBCD 1.7.2 - NeoSmart Technologies ). You can set one OS as the default OS and shorten boot selection times, etc with this app.. ;) It's not something you HAVE to have but it's definitely worth checking out.. Good luck..

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