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Re: Install Windows XP in Dual Boot with Pre-Installed Windows 7

Postby ScottGi » Thu Mar 11, 2010 1:31 am

Is there a way to make the other OS and Partition invisible when you boot a different OS? Thanks

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Re: Install Windows XP in Dual Boot with Pre-Installed Windows 7

Postby NT50 » Thu Mar 11, 2010 2:31 am

Ahhhh OK

Remember that DualBootPro is not a boot manager. It is a GUI that utilizes the Vista/Win7/Servre 2k* bcdedit commands. that way you do not have to boot to a Win PE disk or type in all the commands lines and etc.
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Re: Install Windows XP in Dual Boot with Pre-Installed Windows 7

Postby JabbaPapa » Thu Mar 11, 2010 8:40 am

ScottGi wrote:Is there a way to make the other OS and Partition invisible when you boot a different OS? Thanks


In (My) Computer > right-click > manage > Disk management you should be able to remove the drive letter from the other OS partitions making them invisible to Explorer, although I would not be surprised if you were unable to do this with the boot partition --- but maybe you can ?

I do not know about methods to do the same in non-Windows operating systems, and you should ask again about this in the appropriate forum area.
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Re: Install Windows XP in Dual Boot with Pre-Installed Windows 7

Postby ScottGi » Tue Mar 16, 2010 2:08 am

Ok,

I want to remove/uninstall Dual Boot Pro because I want to try some other programs. Is this possible?
I have Win 7 Home Premium on Drive C. Drive D is what I have been playing around with trying to get multiple OS setup.

Also now my boot menu says:

Windows Boot Manager

Microsoft Windows -- When I click on this it gives me an error message of finding File: \bootsec.dos Status: 0xc000000f
Info: The selected entry could not be loaded because the application is missing or corrupt

Windows 7 Home Premium (Recovered) - when I click there it runs Windows 7


How do I delete the "Windows" selection in the boot menu?
How can I rename Windows 7?
Or HOw can I delete this boot menu and just have it boot to Windows 7?

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Re: Install Windows XP in Dual Boot with Pre-Installed Windows 7

Postby ScottGi » Tue Mar 16, 2010 3:54 am

I figured it out. I used and BCD Product and cleaned it up!
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Re: Install Windows XP in Dual Boot with Pre-Installed Windows 7

Postby midas08 » Sun May 09, 2010 7:13 pm

Hi guys first post here but you guys seem to know what your talking about so i had to register to ask for some help. Hopefully someone will be able to aid me.

Ok so i have vista and windows 7 installed(vista is going soon) and then i wanted to install XP, so i did and all went well and i could boot into xp no probs but no Vista/7 in the boot menu. So i repaired them with the windows 7 disk and now Vista and 7 show but no XP. Am i stuck here for installing it all backwards or can i sort this out and get XP to boot?

Thanks for any Guidance you guys can give
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Re: Install Windows XP in Dual Boot with Pre-Installed Windows 7

Postby NT50 » Sun May 09, 2010 7:56 pm

Try the guide below:

Dual Boot Trouble Shooting Guide - XP / Windows 7 Running

You can use DualBootPro to remove the Vista.
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Re: Install Windows XP in Dual Boot with Pre-Installed Windows 7

Postby Bramlett85 » Tue Dec 28, 2010 3:46 pm

I just read through the whole thread here and I still can't get XP to read the SATA drive.
I connected a Floppy drive with the SATA drivers and I install them only to get a bad spool BSOD.

Any ideas?

I know this thread is old, but I'm hoping someone still reads it. ^*^
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Re: Install Windows XP in Dual Boot with Pre-Installed Windows 7

Postby shreader » Tue Dec 28, 2010 3:56 pm

Welcome to PROnetworks Bramlett85 :welcome_to_pro:

Is the SATA drive new & have you ever used it yet?
I ask this as my friend bought a new Seagate SATA drive (from a retail store) & it was DOA out of the box :x

I havent installed XP on a new drive (I prefer WD SATA drives) in some time but if I recall correctly I didnt need any drivers for XP x86 to use it. Just put the drive in the case & the CD in the drive, press F8 @ startup & install XP.
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Re: Install Windows XP in Dual Boot with Pre-Installed Windows 7

Postby Bramlett85 » Tue Dec 28, 2010 4:26 pm

It is a brand new laptop and the hard drive is a WD Scorpio black 250gb.

I can't seem to find the correct SATA drivers apparently.
It's a dell laptop but the SATA drivers I got via the ST are not working properly.

I have Windows 7 Pro installed and I'm trying to get the XP Pro as the second boot.

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