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Triple Boot

Postby charlesn56 » Thu Jan 17, 2013 9:55 pm

I am wanting to triple boot XP, Win 7 and Win 8. I dual boot XP and Win 7 now. All OS will be on one SATA drive with three partitions. I there any difference in setting up Win 8 vs. how Win 7 was set up with DualBoot Pro?
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Re: Triple Boot

Postby yeshuas » Fri Jan 18, 2013 9:12 pm

depending on your setup, and the order of installation, I would say no there's really no problem, if you already a have a dual boot, with a boot manager, the windows 8 installation should recognize the other OS's, and just add itself to that boot manager
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Re: Triple Boot

Postby charlesn56 » Sat Feb 02, 2013 8:43 pm

I moved both of my system partitions to a new drive, so I could install Windows 8. Now I have XP, Win 7 and Win 8 all booting with the Win 8 Boot Manager (which is no good to start with). XP and Win 8, both boot normal. When I boot in Win 7, it finds that I have a software or hardware change. I set-up a new OS boot in DBP, and now it boots in Win 7, but not normal. It first loads with the scanning green bars looking for something before it finally boots in a few seconds in Win 8. What is missing in the Win 7 partition.?
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Re: Triple Boot

Postby yeshuas » Sun Feb 03, 2013 4:31 pm

Try a "startup repair" using your W7 DVD you may have to run it twice.
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Re: Triple Boot

Postby charlesn56 » Mon Feb 18, 2013 9:36 pm

I ran "startup repair" from the W7 DVD, no repair was needed. I want to start over with setting up DBP. How is the best way to rebuild my MBR, so that Windows boots straight into my XP partition ?
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Re: Triple Boot

Postby yeshuas » Mon Feb 18, 2013 10:15 pm

Start DBP and go to the "System Bootloader" tab; place a check in "Windows Legacy" and one in "All Drives", and then click on the "Install bootloader" button, that should get it to boot to XP
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Re: Triple Boot

Postby charlesn56 » Tue Feb 19, 2013 5:04 pm

Thanks, but I want to remove for right now DBP and all of the control that it has on my HD.
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Re: Triple Boot

Postby yeshuas » Tue Feb 19, 2013 5:56 pm

DBP doesn't control anything it is a graphical editor
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Re: Triple Boot

Postby charlesn56 » Tue Feb 19, 2013 6:54 pm

Thanks, I fixed my problem
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Re: Triple Boot

Postby yeshuas » Tue Feb 19, 2013 7:07 pm

good deal, would you mind sharing what you did to fix it
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