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Red Hat 9 Installation and Dual Booting

Question: Red Hat 9 Installation and Dual Booting

Ok I'm totally new to this Linux deal, but I have to use it for my CIS courses at University. So I figured I would install it on a separate IDE hard drive. However, my windows hard drive happens to be SATA, which Red Hat does not support. So when I'm installing Red Hat it gives me the option to add an another operating system so it will be able to dual boot. But the problem is that my windows partition is on my SATA HD. So is there any way I will be able to Dual boot my system? Any help would be great!

Thanks

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Preferred Solution: Red Hat 9 Installation and Dual Booting

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Answer: Red Hat 9 Installation and Dual Booting

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~Background~

There were some power failures last week which caused some errors on my hdd and I spent 3 days reading this forum, trying to fix my windows 7 boot.

I finally fixed it after running chkdisk through a Windows repair disk after trying various other solutions to no avail. Thankfully, no files were lost (Besides the most important stuff was backed up)

I have an anxiety disorder and I work solely on the PC.
This incident was very hard on my health so I want to make sure that whatever happens I can get to work.

So I had an idea.

~Idea~

A while back I was reading about dual booting and it seemed quite interesting.
So, I've had this idea.

I have a 1 TB HDD.

It has two partitions, "System Reserved" and "C".

I create a new partition called G of let's say 100GB.

I then transfer my music, videos, photos to an external drive.

I uninstall all unnecessary programms/games from C.

I make sure C has about 50-60 GB of used space.

Afterwards, I make a system image using either the Windows 7 built-in tool
or Macrium Reflect/Acronis and transfer all my media back to C.

Could I then restore that system image on the new partition?

The end result I want to achieve is to have a "backup windows 7 installation"
If something happens to my Main installation, I can get to work on the second one.
Of course I backup my work to an external drive everyday.
I don't want to lose any more working days...

A friend of mi... Read more

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I have system with Dual boot (Windows 2000 and Red Hat Linux)
I have "Oracle Application installation dump for Linux" in Windows 2000 system
How to access(Install) this dump booting with Linux o/s
 

Answer:How to acess the installation dump in dual boot system by booting as Linux

You can recompile your kernel with NTFS support or install Captive NTFS to gain access to NTFS partitions.
 

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I want to remove Vista from my dual-boot because i dont like vista now.
 

Answer:Dont want Vista, Incomplete installation, Vista remains on dual-booting, WANT to remo

If you're dual-booting from XP then just put the CD in the drive and remove the Vista partition...
 

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Okay, so ive tried many ways, and Ive finally got stuck with using a VHD.
I have followed countless tutorials, and finally found one. (on this forums somewhere)
I go through all the steps, and it seems like it is working, and then when I boot my system it says this,
"VHD_BOOT_INITIALIZATION_FAILED"

things I have done to try to fix this:
Updated BIOS
Enabled Virtualization in BIOS
Please help! I have been trying to get it to work for days...
Ronnie

Answer:DUAL BOOTING PROBLEMS- booting win8 with win7.

Hi Ronnie and welcome to the Forum.

Why don't you try this. It is easier and it works: VMware Player - Install Windows 8

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Hi,
So i was dual booting 2 windows 7 of my computer as one of them stuff up so i was transfering all my data over to the new windows 7.

I use partion wizard to delete the old windows 7 and extend the size of the new windows 7.

No every time i start my PC up i get presented with the dual boot screen.

I have checked msconfig, and it shows that there are no OS

Answer:Dual Boot menu still present even tho im not dual booting

After doing some research I have found to get it to show the Os in msconfig, I need to assign a drive letter to msconfig.
However once that's done and I remove the drive leader and restart pc it doesn't appear once again

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Recently I purchased a laptop with windows 8 64 bit pre-installed in it. For my job purpose, I needed windows 7 32 bit. After searching the web and also using the information I got from this site, I disabled secure boot, deleted the recovery partition and converted GPT partitions to MBR. Then I shrink the Big partition in which windows 8 was installed to make room for the windows 7 partition. Then I created a new partition and installed windows 7 on it. After this whenever I switch on the computer, a message come up, saying that a required device cannot be found and windows is to be repaired. The only way in which I can start windows is to go to bios, select the boot options and then select boot from notebook hard drive.

Can anybody please tell me how this problem can be solved

Answer:Booting problem with dual booting with windows 8 and 7

when you created the new partition did you make itin front or behind the existing partition?

If your boot manager is looking to boot Win 8 on Disk 0 Part 1, and you created the new partition in front of Win 8, your Win 7 will now be located on Disk 0 Part 1 which is where the boot manager is expecting Win 8

can you send us a screen cap of your disk management?

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Hello there, occassional lurker, first time poster, hopefully someone here will be able to help

I've been setting my laptop to dual boot xp pro, and Ubuntu on a seperate partition. All was going well, until xp decided to die altogther. I don't have that error to hand, but it's gone a little further now.

Was going to install xp pro on a 3rd partition, and it started up fine. Now I can boot fine to Ubuntu, and the 2nd version of xp. However, the original xp is still having issues.

Now, when booting up, gets BSOD - bad_pool_caller. Code at the end is: 0x000000c2 (0x00000007,0x00000CD4,0x00000060,0x86F7E1FC)

Everything I've read suggests this is talking about a hardware or software conflict. However, I've not installed any new hardware. I suspect there is a software conflict between the two versions of xp, but I can't see how that can happen.

I can boot into the 1st copy of xp in safe mode, however, explorer.exe fails to start up. Tried running it in task manager to no avail.

I forgot to add - I am using GNU GBRUB to boot between the 3 operating systems.

EDIT 2: Tried it again to boot 1st xp in safe mode - new error for windows product activation - a problem is preventing windows from accurately checking the licence for this computer error code 0x800004005
 

Answer:Dual booting laptop crashes booting xp pro.

Are these installations of XP Pro on the two partitions diferent install disks with separate key codes?
 

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can I dual boot my pc with windows 7 and windows 10 please?

Answer:dual booting. Can I dual boot my PC to start with

Yes and click here to see how to do it

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ok basically here goes - I have Win7 on primary hard drive, I purchased a new hard drive same exact one and installed win XP on it, went through this whole ordeal trying to restore the MBR for Win7 and being able to dual boot the system. I finally was able to restore win7 MBR to get back in, trouble is now in win7 it is not showing the second hard drive only the unpartitioned portion. Please help me! I want to be able to dual boot my XP (secondary HDD) with my Win7 (Primary HDD)
NOTE: Easy BCD when booting into winxp errors out and is unable to run due to MBR error (Tried reinstalling xp to no avail) EASY BCD does not detect the secondary HDD either
NOTE: Please help! Good karma goes to those who help someone in need

Answer:Dual booting dual hard drives help!

I think it has to be on the same physical drive for EasyBCD to work.

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I have Vista Home Premium x32 on HDD0 and am installing Windows 7 x64 on HDD1-- to end up with a Dual Boot configuration.

In my research I've found that some advise to disconnect HDD0 while installing Windows 7 on HDD1, and then reconnecting.

I have 2 questions:

1. What are the benefits of disconnecting vs not disconnecting first HDD while installing on second HDD? Which strategy is safest?

2. If a disconnect install is the best way to go, when I reconnect HDD0, will Drive C be re-assigned to the Windows 7 installation on HDD1? If so, will that impact the Vista installation finding files formally mapped to C drive.

Note: On my HDD0, I have 3 partitions: C: Vista installation; D: Special documents; E: main Documents directory, Contacts, Favorites, Music, Videos

Thanks

Answer:Dual Boot, Dual HDD Installation Question

Hello aaron1948 and welcome to the forum

May I ask why you are dual booting those two? Usually people dual boot Windows with Linux. Windows 7 is the better OS of the two you want to dual boot, so I am wondering what makes you want to keep Vista

How big is your hard drive? It would be much easier to partition your hard drive and install an OS on each partition. This is far easier to configure and I would highly recommend doing this - if you have the disk space

This tutorial covers both options (same hard drive and different hard drives) and is written by our very own Brink:

Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and Vista - Windows 7 Forums

Tom

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I cloned my existing Windows installation (8.1 pro, 32 bit) onto my new SSD.
I got everything up and running, and I still have my old Windows installation on one of the partitions of my HDD.
Can I turn this setup into a dual boot?
I think this could be useful, in case the new installation gets borked, or in order to run an effective malware scan on the SSD, etc.

Answer:Convert dual installation into dual boot?

Originally Posted by shmu


I cloned my existing Windows installation (8.1 pro, 32 bit) onto my new SSD.
I got everything up and running, and I still have my old Windows installation on one of the partitions of my HDD.
Can I turn this setup into a dual boot?
I think this could be useful, in case the new installation gets borked, or in order to run an effective malware scan on the SSD, etc.



I'm impressed you were able to clone onto an SSD. I can't seem to get my friends SSD drive to even be recognized at boot. Here's the link to our porblem: Install Windows 8 on SSD
Now to yours; I'm sure there is a way to do what you hope to achieve, but wonder if you've considered a Linux install to dual boot to, say Limux Mint16; just a thought.

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I partitioned hard drive and everything. Then I installed XP Pro and Vista. Then I updated both and whatnot. I was on Vista then I restarted and booted into XP. Now when I try to boot into Vista it gets to the loading screen then it just restarts. I can still boot into XP fine.

Also I have lost all access to my BIOS. Does anybody know how to get that back?
 

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Question: Dual booting

I'm building my new system today (hooray) and I'm putting vista on it. Is it possible to keep my old hdd with xp on it and switch between the two os's upon reboot? I've never done any kind of dual boot stuff, I was worried if I had xp on one and vista on the other and both hooked up at the same time I'd have issues.
 

Answer:Dual booting

Fire up XP. Pop your Vista install disk in the drive and choose to install Vista. Select 'Custom install' and choose an available drive or partition to place the installation on. Follow the prompts till you complete the installation.

That'll get Vista on your machine and have your dual-boot menu already created for you. Microsoft OS installation do that automatically, when another installation is present. You only need to install in the order of "oldest version first, newest version last."

Got it? Here's the 'for dummies' version:
Install XP
Install Vista to a different drive or partition
Bingo! Multiboot!

 

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Hi,

I used this article a little while ago to dual boot Vista and XP (With Vista installed first), and it worked like a charm.

Article

Would this also work with Seven instead of Vista?

Answer:Dual booting XP and Seven

HI HikerRemastered,

The simple answer is Yes - Vista and Windows 7 both use the same boot technology so that the steps in that tutorial still apply

See also:
Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and Vista

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Question: Dual Booting Up

Recently, I attempted to copy over via Ghost 14 to a new hard drive, when I had changed the letter and made it an active partition it disappeared. When I attempted to reboots and delete the partitions it showed Microsoft Windows Vista and Windows Vista on boot up. I tried booting to it and it say it was not a good volume.
After removing the hard drive it is still showing both options which I have attempted to do and F10
Boot Manager and F2 BIOS Setting which I cannot get access too.
What I am attempting to do is create a dual boot system one Vista and one XP so that when I get Windows 7 Pro I can make it where I can boot to either until I get use to things.
 

Answer:Dual Booting Up

Don't really understand what you are doing.

You seem to have forced fed a MS system, using Ghost, into a new hard disk. So this means you have two hard disks but what was the original OS (Xp or Vista).

You said you changed the drive letters and swap the active partition and the boot menu shows two Vista; one Microsoft Windows Vista and anther Windows Vista. Is there another Vista not marketed by Microsoft, or do you mean two Vista one is 32-bit and the other 64-bit?

Removing the new hard disk still ending up the same boot menu means you may have carried out changes to the wrong disk.

Vista is supposed to be installed into one PC and there is no need to Ghost it as an additional system from another PC. That activity will breach the licensing agreement with the OEM versions of the MS Windows. If Vista has been installed in the same PC then its installer would have already arranged a perfect dual boot system for you and I can't see what Ghost, which is used as acloning software, is doing any good to your PC.

If you put Win7 into a dual system the Win7 installer will attach itself as the third system because it is booted by the same Vista's boot loader bootmgr.

If you have Xp and Vista then your C drive can hold either OS but must have the boot loaders from both systems; NTLDR and bootmgr.

Xp's NTLDR cannot boot a Vista or Win7 so after installing a Vista or Win7 its bootmgr actually takes over the control. When you select Xp the bootmgr then fire up N... Read more

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I have this machine that was dual booted with XP and Win 7. Everything was working gravy. I put up the RC on the machine and now I get NTLDR erros when trying to get into XP.

Physical setup is as folows:

Sata Drive with three partitions (XP, Storage, Storage 2)
IDE drive with One partition (Windows 7)

Boot order is Sata, then IDE.

The boot loader comes up and I can get into windows 7 no problem, but when I choose the XP I get NTLDR errors.

I redid the boot loader with easybcd, but I still get the errors, I've copied NTLDR and NTDETECT.com on just about every drive except my card reader (haha).

Can someone walk me through getting XP booting again? I tried doing the /fix mbr thing but I can't remember the password for the XP install to get into the recovery console.

Answer:Need some help with dual booting(XP/W7).

  
Quote: Originally Posted by copernicus


I have this machine that was dual booted with XP and Win 7. Everything was working gravy. I put up the RC on the machine and now I get NTLDR erros when trying to get into XP.

Physical setup is as folows:

Sata Drive with three partitions (XP, Storage, Storage 2)
IDE drive with One partition (Windows 7)

Boot order is Sata, then IDE.

The boot loader comes up and I can get into windows 7 no problem, but when I choose the XP I get NTLDR errors.

I redid the boot loader with easybcd, but I still get the errors, I've copied NTLDR and NTDETECT.com on just about every drive except my card reader (haha).

Can someone walk me through getting XP booting again? I tried doing the /fix mbr thing but I can't remember the password for the XP install to get into the recovery console.


The password for the recovery console should be an administrative password, or most of the time it's blank... Did you attempt to run a xp repair installation, that might fix the booting issue form xp's side, but then you might need to use the windows 7 disc to fix your windows 7 boot. just food for thought...

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Still need help dual booting
Hi, I've read through the threads, but I still need help. I have a hp notebook pc with vista 64 ultimate. I am trying to set up a dual boot with xp home 32. I have partitioned the hard drive. When I boot from the xp install disk, it can't detect the hard drive. So I rebooted and went to the system bios utility. I have only one menu choice MAIN, with wich I can do nothing but look at a diagnostic log. I had read that if I change the SATA option to compatable, I could load xp. Any helpful ideas
 

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So I'm currently dual booting XP and 7, so far no problems other than the fact that every time I want to boot into XP I have to change my SATA settings in the bios menu to ATA instead of AHCI I believe, is there any way around this?
Thanks

Answer:Dual booting XP and 7?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Minto


So I'm currently dual booting XP and 7, so far no problems other than the fact that every time I want to boot into XP I have to change my SATA settings in the bios menu to ATA instead of AHCI I believe, is there any way around this?
Thanks


The AHCI driver needs to be loaded in XP. This is normally done when installing the OS, you have to add the driver during the installation.

In some cases you can install the new AHCI driver, when it asks for a re-boot go to BIOS and change the ATA setting to AHCI, then it should boot with the AHCI enabled. If you get a blue screen just re-boot and change the BIOS setting back to what it was previously.

This doesn't work on all computers, though I have done it on a Dell.
Backup your entire HD before trying this, preferably stored on a different physical HD.

The safest way is to re-install XP.

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Hey all,

I just installed windows seven on my computer to try it out. It works perfectly but now I want to be able to get back into my xp so that I can get some real work done.

The problem is, when I reboot I don't get the option of choosing an operating system, it just goes straight into win 7.

I need help figuring out how to get back into xp.

Here is some information regarding my install:

XP was installed first, and on the original drive that came with the computer.

Installed Win 7, but on a different drive that I had in the computer.
How should I go about fixing this?
 

Answer:Dual Booting xp and win 7

download and install EasyBCD
go to add/remove, add xp and select the drive letter
click add entry then save
now you can login to XP whenever you want to get some REAL work done.
 

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Can i Dual boot same operating system on same volume?

Answer:Help me about dual booting

Erm... I'm not entirely sure what you're asking, but I'll give it a whirl I'm assuming that you want to have two instances of the same operating system installed on your computer, both occupying the same logical volume of your hard drive.I know that it's possible to have multiple kernels installed on the same partition under Linux, a setup wherein you choose which kernel you want to use at bootup. As for Windows... I don't know. Windows is a lot less modular that Linux is. One cannot simply create multiple copies of ntoskrnl.exe and expect NTLDR to know what to do about it.It maybe possible, however... gimme a sec to think on it...Ok, I think I've got it!Warning: I've never done this. In fact, I have no idea whether this will actually work at all. This is something I just pulled out of my.. um.. brain two minutes ago and could potentially hose your system. Proceed with caution (and backups, of course) in place.1. Install Windows as normal.2. Boot into a LinuxLiveCD that supports reading and writing NTFS partitions. Mount the C: drive (should be hda1 or sda1)3. Create a new folder at the root of the C: drive called WINDOWS14. Copy everything win the C:\WINDOWS folder over into the C:\WINDOWS1 folder. You should now have two folders, WINDOWS and WINDOWS1 with exactly the same contents.5. Still in Linux, open the boot.ini file. You should see something like this:[boot loader]timeout=30default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\... Read more

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Question: Dual Booting

Hi,
I've decided that I would like to dual boot Windows 10 TP (I know im late to the game)
Now ive done dual booting before, but I was wondering if its any different, as my system has change to include a SSD which just has windows 7 and a HDD with my files.

If I just partition my HDD to a smaller size and install windows 10 on the other half of that partition will that work and not affect windows 7

Answer:Dual Booting

Mitchell said:

Hi,
I've decided that I would like to dual boot Windows 10 TP (I know im late to the game)
Now ive done dual booting before, but I was wondering if its any different, as my system has change to include a SSD which just has windows 7 and a HDD with my files.

If I just partition my HDD to a smaller size and install windows 10 on the other half of that partition will that work and not affect windows 7



Morning, and welcome! You should have no problems at all. Shawn Brink, one of our Administrators, and Master Tutorial Guru, has written an excellent tutorial on the "how-to-do". Just go to this post, read it through, and if any more questions or concerns--- post back, many here to help! Have a good one! Dick.....

Windows 10 - Dual Boot with Windows 7 or Windows 8 - Windows 10 Forums

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Question: Dual booting

ok so im new to dual booting so i have a few Q's before i go ahead and do it.

firstly id liek to say abit abotu my setup i have

1 - 30GB HDD which is my master drive and is home of my OS (winXPpro)

1 - 238GB HDD which is my slave drive being used for backup and storage only.
this drive has 3 partitions like so:

1x 99.9GB - used for media back up
1x 93.8GB - used for apps and games backup
1x 39.0GB - which i want to use for DUAL BOOTING (to test out some custom slipstreams of mine)

my 1st question is:

1.even though my new OS location will be the 39GB partition once the OS is installed will i still be able to use the other partitions as normal as they are on the same drive?

2. are there any chanegd i nede to make in the BIOS or to my jumpers as i want it to boot with a list of my OS's and i select whcih OS to boot then it boots?

3. do i NEED any 3rd party software to dual boot? if so any recomendations?

many thanks

Answer:Dual booting

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Question: Dual Booting

Hi, I am receiving a new hard drive within the next couple of days and before I get it I thought it would be best to get some information on how to dual boot.I will be using 1 hard drive but with partitions.I am going to put Vista RC1 on one partition and XP Home SP2 on the other.I have viewed the following site click here ,and if this site is all I need to know about dual booting then I shall follow that and close this topic.Thanks in advanceAidan

Answer:Dual Booting

That looks comprehensive enough... Install XP first and then vista and it should be ok.

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I just installed mac os x leopard on a seperate partition on my hard drive. Whenever I try to boot OS X, it shows the mac screen with the apple in the middle, but never does boot up. Also, whenever I try to boot up win 7, it says use the system recovery on the installation disk. When I try to do that, it says windows cannot repair this automatically. Any ideas? I can always just reinstall win 7 if I need to. All my files are backed up.

Answer:Dual Booting Win 7 and Mac OS X

Wow 30 minutes since posting and already a bump, anxious?! I'm no expert but have a bit of experience as I am triple booting with Mac OS X as well. Sounds to me that you may have corrupted your MBR. What steps did you take to set this up, ie, in what order. And what boot manager are you using for the 2 choices?

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Question: Dual Booting

Just bought a Asus G75VW-9Z39611 and find it has Windows 8,which I am not enamoured with.As there is three drives D,E and F with nothing on would it be possible to install my Windows 7 Home Premium from the disc I have to one of these drives without causing any problems.If the answer is no then could I remove Windows 8 and reinstall my Windows 7 from my disc without any problems.If the answer to any of my questions is positive then could someone who knows what they are doing guide me through the process as I am no technocrat and need all the help I can get.

Answer:Dual Booting

Is your Windows 7 Home Premium in use?


   Note

When dual booting with Windows 8 Preinstalled & Windows 7

Follow Step one to five in this tutorial:
Downgrade Windows 8 to Windows 7

   Warning
If you shink C: before deleting the OEM Recovery partition, the C: & the new partition may be converted to Dynamic partitions.
You DO NOT WHAT Dynamic partitions.




Than follow this tutorial: (installing in UEFI mode.)
Dual Boot Installation - Windows 8 and Windows 7 or Vista

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Question: Dual Booting

Does anyone in TF dual boot XP and Vista? If so, how is it different from other cases?

Answer:Dual Booting

You will want to grab another 1gb of the same memory to deal with the added feature seen in the new version. There's no longer a recovery console used for repairing any boot problems seen if you boot with the install disk. It has an automatic repair tool for that and some other things. You now can resize and even reformat partitions when booting from the disk. But it's new and needs some bugs like better drivers for the moment.

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Hello, I am running Windows 7 Ultimate as a primary OS and I want to dual-boot with XP. I followed this tutorial..

http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/8790/dual-boot-your-pre-installed-windows-7-computer-with-xp/

So I did as everything such as created the additional partition to install it on and everything, however on the dual-boot screen when I try to load XP it tells me to insert the cd and some crap about it can't boot.

Implying I did try booting it with the cd it still gave me the same thing..

So when I booted back up on 7, I ran EasyBCD from it here and normally it chooses "winload.exe" to run the OS. I did a search under my installation of XP to see if winload.exe was in there and indeed it was'nt. So it's almost like it was booting off of the CD, wtf..

Anyways I'm just trying to see if there's a solution to this without having to try and install xp all over again.. Maybe download and put in the winload.exe file manually?

All help is greatly appreciated ahead of time.

- Hoss
 

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Question: Dual booting

I just installed Kubuntu to a HD partition because I want to dual boot it with Windows 7. However when I rebooted, it took me to windows boot manager(took a long time to load), and only showed Windows 7. However it refused any input I gave it. Eventually I hit ctrl+alt+del and it rebooted but this time it went straight to booting up windows 7. What do I need to do to configure it to allow dual booting?

Additional Information: When I was installing Kubuntu, I may have selected it's partition to be the location for the boot loader. Could this be the problem?
 

Answer:Dual booting

Generally speaking I always use the hard disk containing the Linux install as the location for the boot loader.

How many hard disks do you have?
What disk partition option did you choose during installation? (Its one of three options)

If your running both installs off of one hard disk, you should select the MBR as the place to install the boot loader.

It sounds to me like something didn't go to plan for some unknown reason. It would be worth running the install again, and then pay particular attention to the hard disk requirements. In the case of single hard disk systems, it should know auto magically where to place the boot loader.
 

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Question: dual booting

i am learning about linux and im going to install ubuntu on a partiotin on my slave hard drive. my master drive is my win xp installation how can i dual boot on the partition on the slave do the jumpers need changing or the bios or can i just install on that partiotion and thats it?

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Question: Dual Booting

Recently bought a new Samsung laptop with Windows 8 installed and would have preferred to have been able to use my Microsoft Windows 7 installation disk so I could dual boot between the two systems but when I visited forums for information on how to do this the replies frightened me to death as to an old rookie such as me they appeared very complex and involved and way beyond my capabilities,pity.

Answer:Dual Booting

First thing, what type of Windows 7 install disc do you have? If it is an "OEM" version that was supplied with a PC or an OEM version that you purchased, it can only legally be installed on the original computer.

Dual booting with two OS' is not that hard. There are many tutorials on this and most of it is automatically done by the Windows install program. You do need a separate hard drive or at least a separate partition on the existing hard drive to install Win 7.

Check out the instructions in this thread from theog Dual Booting Windows 7 with Windows 8 Pre-Installed UEFI

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Hey TSG!

I am trying to dual-boot 7 & XP together

BUT I have one problem, when it says boot from CD/DVD, nothing happens and automatically boots from Windows 7 I restarted, tried again pressing spacebar. Instead of going to the DVD immediately goes to the Boot Manager

Please Help!

NOTE: I'm not sure where this thread goes.
 

Answer:Dual-Booting 7 and XP

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Good day,

I'm a new user here and thought that I should ask my question here as well before attempting to setup a dual boot with Win 8.1 and Win XP.

Just a quick break down of my current setup:

a) Win 8.1 x64 is currently installed on my SSD on C:\ drive partition
b) On a different SATA hdd I have an old Win 7 x64 installation that I'm not using any more on one partition

I simply want to replace my old Win 7 x64 installation with Win XP. Why do I want to install Win XP you may ask ? The answer is simple, I want to play some older games that aren't fully compatible with Win 8.1 x64 and neither run good in a virtual machine environment on Win 8.1.

The only thing that is stopping me from attempting this is, has to do with the Win 8.1 bootloader. I simply don't want to lose my bootloader, and I'm afraid that when I install Win XP it might overwrite my Win 8.1 bootloader which will most likely leave me without gaining access to Win 8.1. At the moment the Win 8.1 bootloader lists along with Win 8.1 my old Win 7 x64 installation.

Given my setup of hdd's up top, what would be the easiest way for me to load Win XP on my old Win 7 partition that will still allow me to have the Win 8.1 bootloader with a Win XP boot option on the bootloader menu ?

Should I disconnect my SSD and then proceed to install Win XP on the Win 7 partition and then afterward reconnect my SSD and then using EasyBCD add an entry for Win XP to the bootloader? Or will I run into an issue along the way?

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Answer:Dual booting Win 8.1 x64 and Win XP

I can't believe that after 64 views and 11 hours later, nobody hasn't replied yet . I'm not expecting an essay for a reply, just a simple "yes, your suggested method could work" or "no, rather do this or that instead" or "watch out for this".

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This computer orignially had Windows 7 installed on it. I have just now installed XP on a second partition. I was expecting bootmanager to come up every time I booted, asking for either XP or 7. To my suprise, it boots straight onto Windows XP. Does anybody know how to resolve this, or how to modify msconfig (via XP) to add the W7 boot?
 

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Hi,
If I install XP on a machine alongside Vista, will the install path for programmes on XP be d:\? Also will the 2 partitions be accessible from both operating systems?

Matt

Answer:Dual Booting

The best way is to install XP before Vista. Otherwise XP will mess up Vista boot loader.
That will take some step to fix it.

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I am using a dell M1530. I am using a partitian at 150gb and using Ubuntu 150gb. A question I have is that I can't seem to select which one when loading, it loads right into 7. I have the most updated BIOS A12. How do I make it let me select which os to load into?

Answer:Dual Booting

Dual Boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu

Read and follow the tutorial.

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I have a desktop with two hard drives. XP Home on C drive and Drive E, I use as a backup drive. I would like to make drive E a boot-able drive with XP Home operating system on that drive also. My questions are: First of all is this possible? Second, can I use the same Operating system disc I used in drive C without breaking any laws?! If I can, could some give me a step by step procedure on how to do this? I have mediocre computer experience. Thank You
Charlie

Answer:Dual Booting

Boot to the XP CD. The install routine will begin. Just answer the questions regarding what you want to do and where (which disc) you want to do it. After installing, remember you need to install all drivers (starting with the chipset driver), install an anti virus app, and download & install all Windows updates (except for hardware & driver updates, which you never want to get from Windows Update).

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I have a new Toshiba Laptop with 2 Hard Drives, Vista loaded on to C:\ would XP load onto E:\? this is the Other Hard Drive letter. Also would I need to load the Sata Drivers again for to load XP as it will not go onto C:\ unless I first load Sata Drivers This is a Problem as it's a Large file and looks complex on loading. as the File looks like it's for loading in a windows environment not DOS

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Anybody Know?????

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Hi all, this is my first time attempting to dual boot. Got a lil problem hope to resolve soon.

Here's the situation:

I put in my x64 xp disc. Format the partition it copy all file into that partion. It reboot. But when it reboot, it reboot straght into my xp pro and not completing the x64 installation on the other partion. Why? Please help?

Thank you.
 

Answer:Dual booting xp pro and x64

Your XP Pro partition is set to active right now. Make the x64 partition active - can do this from disk management, just right click on your x64 partition and there will be an option somewhere there to make the partition active.
Once you install x64, edit the boot.ini file (on root of drive where OS is installed) to dual boot XP Pro. Copy what's there for x64, into a second line, change the name of the OS to XP Pro, and change the partition -- looks something like this
Code:
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\Windows
to the partition XP Pro is on.
 

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I know i can dual-boot with Microsofy O/S.But can i dual boot XP with Linux & if so how?

Answer:Dual Booting

Normally the Linux installation CD will create the necessary partitions for Linux and provide the Boot Manager (Grub or Lilo) to provide the menu from which you select the OS to load.Defrag your hard drive first and ensure you have enough free space to accommodate the Linux partitions. Then just run the Linux CD.

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HI,Here's my problem,i a DELL E 521 with 2 HDD'S one older HDD with WINXP on it,the other one is a new SEAGATE SSDH w/1TB HDD.
I would like to transfer the WINXP OS and all of the data to the WIN 7 OS HDD,but i understand if i were to
do this i would overwrite the WIN 7 OS and data is this true.
It has been suggested to clone the WINXP and transfer it that way and also the matter of the MBR has come a few times saying the MBR has to be in the first OS to boot up as you can see i am new territory as
far as doing a dual boot and would like to accomplish without wiping all that i have both HDD'S off them.
I ALSO HAVE A 500GB w/d external HDD i have ideas from my research on Google and once i get clear in my mind i will probably see how easy it was to do

Answer:dual booting pc

Save an XP backup image to external using free Imaging with free Macrium after condensing XP as much as possible by deleting old files, running CCleaner and defragging using free Puran Boot Time Defrag w/Disk Check to get at System files not running at boot.

Shrink C to create a space to apply the Macrium image, which you can do from Win7.

Once XP is imaged over to the SSD, power down to unplug all other drives, install EasyBCD (click Download - no Name or Email required) to add XP to a Dual Boot menu.

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hi guys,

im (hopefully) getting a new computer soon, which i want to dual boot. I know it's possible to dual boot vista and xp (http://www.pro-networks.org/forum/about88231.html).

however, I have some more OSs i want to DB:

Windows NT
Windows 2000 Pro
Windows XP
Windows Vista.
is it possible to DB ALL of them?

thxs!!

Answer:Dual Booting

Yes it's possible, but it'll entail separating them, each on their own partition - then using a boot manager to access them.

I'd suggest installing NT first, then 2000 (to see if 2000 auto-detects the NT installation) - if not, let us know and we can work through this. XP will notice the 2000 installation, and Vista will notice the XP boot loader.

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I have recently wrecked my hard drive by installing Fedora Core 2 as a dual boot with WinXp. All is back now, but I am loath to do this again. I now want to keep Windows completely separate from Linux, ie on separate disks. I have 'acquired' a 20G hard disk from work and checked it works by using it under XP.Now what I want is a boot loader that will allow me to choose which disk to boot from, not which OS to boot. I want XP as default on c: and Linux on the slave drive, but intend experimenting with different distros. I don't want to have to touch the MBR on the master Hd again after setting this up, even though I change distros.Hope this makes sense and thanks in advance!Gaz

Answer:Dual booting

Not familiar with how Linux works, but you can read up on OSL2000 which says it supports Linux as well. click hereI have tried OSL2000 on a setup involving 2 hdds, multiple partitions, but all were Windows OS's. Worked fine.As far as I'm aware, any boot manager will write itself to the MBR, in order for it to "intercept" the normal booting and give you the choices. I'm sure you're aware of that. OSL2000 works in the same way.OSL2000 always installs itself to the MBR of the primary master, so if you're using the XP hdd as the primary master, to that limited extent the MBR on the XP hdd will be changed (but it's nothing drastic). During the installation of OSL2000, you get a chance to back up the MBR on to a floppy, which can be restored. (In any event, the original MBR can be rewritten by using a 98 floppy or XP Recovery Console).

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Hi everyone. I am trying to configure a dual boot with Windows 7 first and Windows XP second. Everytime I try I receive an stop error message. I read the thread about dual booting. How do I know if Windows XP has a raid or sata drivers. Can someone please explain this to me or, at least, point me in the right direction. I am trying to install Windows XP on another partition that I created. Any help will be appreciated. deanie44


Inspiron 560MT
Windows 7 64 bit
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo Processor E7500 (2.93GHz,3M,1066MHz,FSB)
Piano Black
16X DVD +/- RW w/dbl layer write capability
Thermal Module Heatsink,65W
4 GB DDR3 NON-ECC SDRAM 1066MHz (2 DIMMs)
1 TB SATA II Hard Drive (7200RPM)

Answer:Dual booting

Hi,

When you say 'other thread' do you mean This Tutorial?

If not then give it a try, and see if it helps

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Hey,
I have tried to dual boot with Windows XP 64bit (legal) but when I get to the step in the installation where it asks where I want to install XP it says it cannot find any hard drives.

I'm using a laptop and do not have any means of connection a floppy drive with the drivers on it. I do however have a flash drive but last time I tried that it just carried on as if the flash drive wasn't there.

Windows XP will find the hard drives if I turn an option off in the BIOS, can't remember what it was though I think it was something to do with SATA.

Is it going to be possible to get Windows Vista to boot with Windows XP?

Thanks!
 

Answer:Dual booting...

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Hi, today I attempted to dual boot windows xp on my windows 7 laptop using a tutorial on this site however, when the setup finishes loading the drivers it sends me straight to a BSoD. The version of windows xp that I'm trying to load is professional with sp3. also I've heard that sata drives can cause problems during the install process mine is an esata should I be doing something special to make it work?

Answer:Need help dual booting xp and 7

Hello jay15180, welcome to Seven Forums!


This would be the best, first thing to do.

If you can still get into Windows 7 will you please post a snip/screen-shot of the entire disk management drive map with a full description as to which drive/partition is which, so we can see what you have going.

In the Windows start menu right click computer and click manage, in the left pane of the "Computer Management" window that opens click disk management and post a snip of that.


Be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.


How to Upload and Post a Screenshot and File in Seven Forums

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ok so heres my question. recently i was trying to help my brother find out what was wrong with his computer and we thought it was windows, so on a much less used 40 gig hard drive of mine i installed windows and then turned off the computer and unplugged it to put in his computer. now the annoying thing is, is that it says when im booting up that i have two version of windows xp (wrong i have one installed) and ive put the hard drive back in and reformatted several times and it still wont chage the message that im still dual booting windows xp. its not a severe problem just its annoying so if you have any suggestions thanks.
 

Answer:dual booting

Check the boot.ini file on the root drive (c:\) you should see something like this:
[boot loader]
timeout=3
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /fastdetect
make sure that under [operating systems] only one instance of winxp appears.
hope this helps!
 

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Hi, I have a windows 7 ultimate pc, and would like to know if there is a way to dual boot windows 7 without buying new hardware, and if not, i would like to know if there is a program that can be downloaded for free, that can do it. Also, i would like to know if there is a place where mac os can be downloaded for free, though I would be fine buying a copy.

Answer:Dual booting with mac osx

There are a ton of walkthroughs and instructions on dual booting,, trust me, you will not lack the absolute wealth of info through google or bing.

As for MAC OS X,,, you can not legally install OS X on non-apple hardware, It is a violation of their EULA.
Can it be done? Yes.
Are you allowed to? Nope.

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im trying to get get windows xp to be able to boot 98 as well, it is installed on drive F:

but i cant get it to allow me to boot, the machine is an e-machines and the boot.ini is below.

[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition" /fastdetect
f: = "windows 98"

i think its right changed f: = "windows 98" for f:\ = "windows 98" but it only re-boots when it is preased.

picture of the my computer is below.
 

Answer:dual booting

Hi krasim,

Is your f: a real disk or is it a partition on the same disk as windows xp? You need to add another line to your boot.ini, but the syntax needs to be exact and relies on the above question. Should be easy. Also there is a typo in your post. You wrote "preased." Not sure what this means.
 

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I'm heading into unknown territory ( for me) with dual booting.I have win98 plus applications on C drive and keep data on D drive. I plan to add a third one for video editing.This one would have to use NTFS file system to run the video ok which means XP (or Linux?).I can partition drive C to hold XP(Linux?)in addition to keeping the existing programmes in their present section.I take it I would have to load the applications relevant to each O/S in their partition or is there another way to handle that ?Also where an application is common to both O/S (eg Photoshop v8 is for XP only and I have files saved under v7) would I be able to continue saving and using from my drive D (FAT 32) with an application designed for NTFS?Finally, is there a good publication or website where all this is spelt out? I have looked but not found one yet.

Answer:Dual Booting

whole package cost less 30 from Amazon.NOTHING can compare for the ease of use in you want to multiboot.

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i have alot of games that windows 7 doesnt support. and i was wondering how i could dual boot 7 & XP.

Windows 7 Ultimate 32
250 GB HDD
3GB RAM
Bios - Phoenix AwardBIOS v6.00PG
Processor - AMD Athlon Dual Core Processor 4450e (2 CPU's) 2.3GHz

I have Windows 7 and XP on Disks
i just need a tutorial on how to do it. i am kind of new to this kind of stuff...although i know how to successfully install an OS.

i just need a detailed tutorial.
Thanks

-Collin

Answer:Dual Booting XP & 7

It is possible...

Brink, one of the admins here, wrote this tutorial on how to dual boot those 2 os.
Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP

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Is Dual Booting Harmful for the Computer?
Have any of you ever faced problems with Dual booting any 2 Os's after you've used them for a long time? Nothing wrong with mine but just wanted to know

Answer:Dual Booting

You didn't fill out your specs, so I don't know what kind of computer that you have or how many hard drives are available, but the only problem that I ever had were due to the boot loader going bad, particularly when the OSs were in different partitions of the same hard drive. I now always install each OS on separate drives, while all other drives are disconnected, until the installation is complete, then install the other OS in like manner on another hard drive.

Doing this eliminates the boot loader, an insures that one OS is always available, unless there is a massive hardware failure. The only difference is that instead of using a boot loader, you have to use the F8 BBS Popup Menu, to select a hard drive to boot, instead of an OS.

It sounds as though you already have the OSs installed (probably with a boot loader, so I would not change that...until it becomes necessary to reinstall one of the OSs...if you have multiple hard drives.

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Probably been asked before, but I had a quick search and couldn't find much.

On my system, I have Linux Mint as my primary OS with XP for gaming. Is it possible to install 7 to a custom location so it doesn't overwrite the existing installs?

Answer:Dual booting Win 7?

I would think that you could create another partition and install it on there.

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Hello,

I am trying to do a dual boot with windows 10 on my main drive, then Linux on my other one. The one with Windows 10 is a SATA. And the other drive I will be putting Linux on is a IDE drive.

Can someone let me know what is the best configuration is for this kind of set up?

(If I posted this in the wrong section, Admin can move this thread please.)
Thanks!

Answer:Dual Booting

thx

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Should I just keep XP and Install XP x64 on another partition so I have the choice when I boot up?

How would I benefit? Should I even be doing this?
 

Answer:Dual Booting XP and XP x64?

you COULD do it, but I see no real reason. 32-bit compatability seems decent in xp64...I'd just run the 64-bit version. It seems kinda redundant to run 32 and 64 bit versions of the same OS...I know I'd get confused and frustrated going back and forth between the two.
 

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So i have two hardrives in my case right now. One is connected by a SATA cable and the other is the Master on the "original" cable(i do not remember the name of them). I have XP installed on the SATA hdd and ive installed Vista on the "original" connection hdd. Whenever i boot up to the vista hdd it will restart itself. I have no idea why. could it be the slow speed of the hdd because it is an older hdd? I wasnt able to install any updates because it will restart itself before it installs them. I have no idea to do right now. any help would be much appreciated.

Answer:Dual-Booting, somewhat

is this hdd from a previous pc where it was installed on there but never reinstalled on the pc your trying now. also full system specs are nice try a repair install

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Hi,I have heard about dual booting and know that it is like the compatability wizard but you just boot the windows you want, I think. I wanted to dual boot 98 and Xp, have both discs, and not sure what to do next.Do I just install 98 on Xp machine and at start up select win 98 to dual boot or is it more complicated?Hope you can help,wednesday 13.

Answer:Dual booting

wednesday 13,You will need at least two partitions, to put your O's on. Install windows 98 on the first partition, and then load XP from the 98 setup, installing it on the other partition.Depending on the size of your H/D, you may want more than two partitions.

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Hello,

I am trying to do a dual boot with windows 10 on my main drive, then Linux on my other one. The one with Windows 10 is a SATA. And the other drive I will be putting Linux on is a IDE drive.

Can someone let me know what is the best configuration is for this kind of set up?

(If I posted this in the wrong section, Admin can move this thread please.)
Thanks!

Answer:Dual Booting

thx

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Hello am looking at a LInux OS and was wondering. I only have 1 hard drive. is there a way that i can install linux without losing windows because i would like to use linux but i have important stuff on windows. Do i need to buy another hard drive or can i do them both on the same one. If i can , would somebody please give me a link to instructions.

Answer:Dual booting

You can do it on one hard drive (assuming you have enough space for both OSes, which you should), you will just need to create a partition for the other OS. You will just be splitting your hard drive into 2 sections, one for Windows and one for Linux.

Here's a link
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WindowsDualBoot
it's for Ubuntu, but it's pretty much the same principle for any OS

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Hi everyone, I hope someone can help me with this little problem.

I'm trying to dual boot my computer with windows 2000 and windows xp home, the problem is xp was preinstalled on this computer so I don't have an xp installation disk just a reinstall cd, i have 2 hard drives and want to put windwos 2000 on the second HD but can't figure out how to get the second HD to boot to the 2000 installation cd to install it. Anybody have any ideas??

Answer:dual booting

Hi mxkied...welcome to TSF...

you need to make your slave hard drive the master hard drive by changing the jumper settings.

However, it is advisible when creating a dual boot environment to install the older OS first as you may have problems afterwards. Some info in the following link:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/306559

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hi guyz,

i had a pre-installed vista notebook, i had 2 drives, i wanted to install xp on the second drive, when i installed xp on the second drive, and restarted my notebook, and guess what
the pc directly started to boot windows xp.

I opened the boot loader and set its timer to 30 and got the black screen for selecting windows, when i select xp it works, but when i select vista it just remains black screen.

I again reopened the boot loader and saw that the loader for windows xp is present where is there is no loader for vista.
i googled around to but no help.
"i have vista bussiness"

HELp guyz
 

Answer:Dual booting with xp

http://www.vistabootpro.org/
 

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Dear sir,

I am using xp os .it is working fine after some days i loaded the windows 2003 server os both are working fine form last 6 months.

now the problem do to virus effect my xp os is currupted .so i want to refarmat and reload of it with out effecting the 2003serverwhich was stord in another partition.

regards

pathi

Answer:dual booting

That should not be a problem. Boot off the XP CD and point it to the right partition either for a full install or a repair install.

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I am working on my father's pc. He currently has windows 7 pro 64-bit. He loves games..all kinds of them and of course has the issue of getting the old ones to work on windows 7. Some of them work in virtual XP..some of them dont. I want to eliminate that problem altogether and just install a dual boot with XP. My problem is with the partitions. He currently has System, OS and Recovery. I tried shrinking the C and adding a new partition for the XP but of course it wont let me create a 4th primary. (and rather then telling me reasons I shouldn't, etc...) can someone please tell me the workaround for this? I simply want a dual boot of windows XP and 7.

Thanks

Answer:Dual Booting

Make the other partitions (except the active partition) logical partitions. Only the active partition has to be a primary. It is a bad habit of the manufacturers to make all partitions primaries. There is absolutely no need for that.

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Hiya, I am going to set up a dual boot system. I have my hard drive partitioned into 3 drives. Currently I am on Vista on my C drive.

What I want to know is how should I install XP? XP will be used primarily and for my game playing, Vista will be for everything else (and games that require vista) Should I just install XP onto my D (game) drive? or put XP on my C Drive and Vista on the D drive with my games?

Thanks for the help.
 

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Yep another thread about this sore subject

Anyway for upcoming and existing vista only titles, it's coming time for me to install vista on my gaming rig, i've tested it on my other rigs, and well i'm not ready to let go of XP.

So my question is if there is anything special to making dual booting possible? As i understand it i just install each OS on a different partition or drive and choose which OS to load during the boot sequence.

But I've seen videos were mac laptops were able to run both their OS and the windows OS in tandem and switch between them freely, is this possible between two windows' operating systems (vista and XP)?

And one last thing pertaining to activation, how much would it suck if i changed out one piece of hardware and had to re-activate both XP and vista? (my xp install had reached it's max for activating online, and im tired of calling their india-based hotline to activate it)
 

Answer:dual booting

I prefered to have them boot off of different drives, when I was dual booting, but different partitions is fine too.. Just install Xp first then install Vista to different dive/partition.. That method will rely on Vista's boot loader to let you select which OS to boot..

They way I did it is install both to drives that were hidden from one another and used my mobo's boot drive selector to decide what OS I wanted to boot into.. Just turning my pc on would boot me into xp, if I hit the esc key during bios post screen it would let me choose which drive I wished to boot..

You could run Xp through VM in Vista, but there is a performance penalty.. If you are using Xp for games that just don't run or run right in Vista, then I would dual boot.. If there are just a few apps that are not too demanding that you need Xp for then VM should be fine for that..
 

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Hi guys, Im new to the forum and firstly want to say thanks for your help with a few things i was able to search and read up about.

Ive been thinking of using two o/s's. One HDD would be solely to run win xp and the other Linux. Could anyone tell me if there is a way of being able to pick and choose which o/s i'd like to run at start up. is this something that can be done in the BIOS or am i going to have to swap cables to master on each drive every time i want to use a different one? I was reading an article about updating the boot.ini file...but as i understood that'd be used to boot from a partitioned single drive for each o/s?

Thanks for your help..as i said i'm new to this. Any help is much appreciated

Danny
 

Answer:Dual booting

I had a dual boot system for XP (english) and XP (Japanese) and each time I switch on, it would ask me which OS I wanted to load up. Assuming this could also be done with linux as one of the OSs, I did a quick google for you, and found this:

http://www.zdnetasia.com/insight/network/0,39044847,39048805,00.htm
 

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I have bought the full edition of W8 Pro. I had partitioned my C drive so that I could install W8 on it but unfortunately it ran automatically from CD and overwrote my W7. So I had to reformat the hard drive and reinstall W7 and all my programs. My intention is to dual boot W8 with W7 as I have very important accounting programs which will not run on W8. I see from one question some time ago that it should work if I select Custom Install, but I wasn't given the opportunity. How do I stop the CD from running automatically so that I can do the Custom Install if that is the correct procedure to follow for Dual Booting.

Answer:Dual Booting W7 and W8

Do it while booted to Windows 7. Insert the DVD and navigate to the Sources folder and run setup.exe from there. Beware using the setup.exe on the root of the DVD as this will more than likely upgrade Win 7, the one in sources folder gives more options.
If you boot from Win 8 DVD then you need to point to the correct partition to install as not to overwrite Win 7.

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I sold my old PC on which I had dual booting. XP/ME both using FAT32. Before the old PC went, I formatted the Drive with XP on and removed it from the PC. I installed it in my new one and it is recognised as Drive F. The XP system it came with installed is on drive C. I would like to instal W98 or Me on this drive but am unclear what the effect will be with one system usinf NTFS and the other FAT32. I dont want to alter XP NTFS unless this cant be avoided. Anyway I dont think this minute how to to this. I am also a little unsure how to install another set of windows on drive F. Any help please..idiots guide please

Answer:Help on dual booting please

if you do a search on the help forum on duel booting, there is a complete guide on how to install another operating system on a pc with XP already installed. it was posted about six months ago but i cant remember who posted it sorry

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How to Dual Boot with Linux? Windows 10 HomeVersiion 1511OS Build 10586.420Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-6200U CPU @230GHz 240GhzSyetem Type 64 Bit

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How to Dual Boot with Linux? Not sure if this the right series Windows 10 HomeVersiion 1511OS Build 10586.420Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-6200U CPU @230GHz 240GhzSyetem Type 64 Bit

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Question: Dual Booting

hello guys
i am new to this forum and its my first post
the thing is, i have a hp pavilion 15 laptop
now i was always a fan of windows XP and would remain a fan. i want to dual boot my laptop with XP and 7. i am currently running 7 and want XP alongside
i created a partition for XP with 7 disk manager
the number of partitions had exceeded so i converted my disk to dynamic
i put in a win XP 2007 CD and went into the boot menu
when the XP setup loads all its drivers and files on the BLUE screen a liscence agreement comes up
when i press agree or even before that an error pops up
something like x78000000B or something
i really want a fix to that
Thanks in Advance!
Umaid Shahid

Answer:Dual Booting

It's a huuuuuuuuuge security risk running XP these days. Are you sure you want to?
Second, XP Home Edition doesn't have support for dynamic disk partitions. You'll have to wipe the drive clean before you install XP.

Also I've never heard of Windows XP 2007

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Got a new laptop for work, putting in a 500GB SSD and I want to do a dual boot of W10 & W7. Is it just as easy as creating two partitions and installing whatever version of Windows on that partition? I have a W10 Pro key code and a separate W7 Pro key code. Laptop came today, hard drive comes on Thursday so just making sure I have everything needed to set it up.

Thanks
 

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can i dual boot (with a prompt to choose) with win7 32 bit & win7 64 bit.
(would i have to purchase 2 licenses)

if the reply is yes (to dual boot) , then, if i opt to boot with 64 bit, could i switch to 32 bit WITHOUT having to re-boot. (i.e. 64 bit to 32 bit). a few of my applications are still running only on 32 bit.

what about vice-versa , 64 bit from 32 bit (withour having to reboot)

Answer:win 7 32 bit & 64 bit dual booting

No... you would need to reboot when switching versions as the OS needs to reload the drivers..

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Question: Dual Booting!!

I have a pentium 4, two HDD 250gigs,50gigs!!
I had 50 gigs on xp, but i needed more memory, then i cloned my 50gigs to 250 gigs. disconnected my 250 gigs and connected my 50 gigs and install vista on it. and then connected XP as a master, and vista as cable select, Now, i want to choose from what hard drive to boot up?
Tats my problem? How can i do that? I did a lot of reasearch but i haven't found the right directions!
if anyone can help me out i would appreciate it!! thanx
 

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Anyone know if it's possible to dual boot Windows 8 and Windows 7 when 8 was preinstalled?

Answer:Dual Booting 8 and 7

Sure is. Just install Windows 7 after, use the Windows 8 disk to recover the boot loader.

The reason this must be done is windows 7 will install a boot loader that isn't compatible with Windows 8. Since, of course, Win7 was released first. So you will have to restore Win8 to get the boot loader working again.

Could also just use EasyBCD2.2 and add and entry for Win8 from Win7 to complete the dual boot without all that extra work.

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hello all, I recently dual booted these to OPs and ive realised I cant open my steam games on the windows 7 harddrive. Is there a way to open these games or not?

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I would like to hack the boot.ini to have a custom title when I first boot. and choose which instance I want e.g.

Main
Gaming

TIA
 

Answer:Dual Booting XP Peo

Right click my computer/properties/advanced/startup & recovery/settings/edit. You can edit the boot.ini in there.
 

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Greetings to all - I'm a newcomer to these forums.

I have recently installed Windows 7 RC on a new partition in my Fujitsu laptop. Right now I have a dual boot system with Windows XP on one partition and Windows 7 RC on the other.

Problem:
I've installed Windows 7 RC 64-bit on my 32-bit machine. I shouldn't have done that but, alas, that is the way of the stupid. The thing is, it works. Except for the video card, which doesn't. I have an ATI Mobility Radeon X1400, but Windows 7 only uses the generic VGA adapter. I've downloaded and installed the latest ATI drivers but that doesn't do anything. I've downloaded and installed ATI driver VISTA 9.2 64-bit version (I've googled around and found that this solved the problem for some); the pc asks for a reboot but, afterwards, Windows 7 is still using the generic driver.

Question #1.
If I reinstall Windows 7 (this time with the 32 bit version) will this fix my problem?

Question #2
If I have to reinstall Windows 7, I'll do it over the same partition that presently has the 64-bit version. Will XP still boot ok? (i.e. Will the new boot loader still display my XP installation?)

Question #3
Is there an easier way to solve the problem without having to resort to OS reinstallation?

Thank you very much in advance.

Answer:Dual booting Win XP and 7

Activated autoupdates and windows fixed the ati problem all by itself. Thanks anyway.

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Hi. I would like to dual booting windows 7 and windows 10. I would like install W10 on a second hd. Is that possible? My PC has an additional drive bay, which I would install W10. I really do not understand about the licensing agreement. How does not work? I am in the Insider program. I tried upgrading last night and it was bad. I finally returned to W7, but I would like to explore W10. Any suggestions would be appreciated. deanie44

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Question: Dual booting Z40

Hi, I want to dual boot my Z40 with Win 8 and 7. Actually, 8 is for future use/reference; I plan to use Win7. I have a small SSD and 500G normal drive.I don't know what UEFI is (though my BIOS is set up for it).I made a recovery SD card but it won't boot.Are there instructions anywhere?Thanks

Answer:Dual booting Z40

CaroleS wrote:Hi, I want to dual boot my Z40 with Win 8 and 7. Actually, 8 is for future use/reference; I plan to use Win7. I have a small SSD and 500G normal drive.I don't know what UEFI is (though my BIOS is set up for it).I made a recovery SD card but it won't boot.Are there instructions anywhere?ThanksInstead of dual booting why don't you just use VBox. This will allow you to use Windows 8 and Windows 7 without so much hassle and without making a mess of your present system. You just need a usb flash drive and the VBox program installed on it and install whatever OS you want. 

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Question: Dual Booting

How to Dual Boot with Linux? Windows 10 HomeVersiion 1511OS Build 10586.420Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-6200U CPU @230GHz 240GhzSyetem Type 64 Bit

Answer:Dual Booting

It would help to know the Acer model and number? Is it a factory-installed Win10? Jack E/NJ

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Ok, I am a total noob at this kinda stuff. All I know is dual booting will let me run windowsXP and Linux (or whatever it is) off the same computer. I know it wont let me do it at the same time....and thats about all I know on this subject. What I need from you fine people here at Major Geeks is to help me on:

What I need in able to do this.
How SHOULD I do this.
Anything else you feel I should know on the subject before attempting it.


All help is greatly appreciated.
 

Answer:Dual Booting

To my knowledge, all it really takes is just two partitions. One partition you will have Windows on, the other Linux.

On your computer's startup, it will prompt you to choose an OS.

I've ran two OS's before, and to the better of my recollection, I believe that's all I did, hah.

PartitionMagic is good for partitioning, I know that much as well.
 

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How to Dual Boot with Linux? Not sure if this the right series Windows 10 HomeVersiion 1511OS Build 10586.420Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-6200U CPU @230GHz 240GhzSyetem Type 64 Bit

Answer:Dual Booting

If your Linux is UEFI signed then you should be able to repartition your hard drive and create a drive for Linux that would be F12 selectable on boot. May also use a third party selector (e.g. GRUB) but I am not sure which are UEFI capable. As to changing to a Legacy (not UEFI) boot, not all current Acer machines support Legacy).

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Question: Dual Booting

Hi, Is it possible to run Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit on my (C) drive and MacOS X Mavericks on my ( D ) drive?

Answer:Dual Booting

Welcome to the forum.

Installing any Apple OS on non Apple hardware is a violation of Apple's license agreement.
If you want to run OS X buy a Mac.

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I'm not sure where to post this as it involves multiple operating systems and hardware. Will a moderator please move it if there is a more appropriate forum. I bought a new computer on ebay last night. It's a "barebones" system consisting of only a motheboard, CPU, PSU, and case. I intend to use much of my current hardware (video card, sound card, DVD-RW, CD-RW, DIMM, etc.) as wll as a new 250GB ( )hard drive I just got.I want to set up a dual boot on this PC with Windows 98SE (for certain legacy programs that won't run in XP ) and Windows XP Pro SP2 (for everydya use).I know that Windows 98SE needs to be on the first volume of the primary master drive and that later versions of Windows should be installed in chronological order thereafter progressively on new volumes/drives.My concern is that Windows 98SE won't recognize some of the 250GB drive. I intend to partiton the drive into two volumes, the first being only around 20GB and using the FAT32 file system (for 98SE) and the second using the remainder of the drive and formatted in NTFS (for XP).If I partiton and format the drive in this way prior to installing Windows 98SE, will I run into any problems when installing either OS or in regards to accessing the full drive before or after installing either OS?Basically I want Windows XP to be able to recognize the entire drive (even the FAT32 volume) and Windows 98SE to recognize and use just its own little part of the drive (because I know 98SE can... Read more

Answer:Dual Booting

The following MS Knowkledgebase article will help:Multibooting with Windows XP: IntroductionMultibooting with Windows XPhttp://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/s.../multiboot.mspx

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Question: dual booting?

hello,i would like to be able to choose which hard drive to boot into,i have a 30gig with xp pro on it as my main drive,i have a spare 4.5gig hard drive that has xp pro on it also.i might try 98se on the 4.5 or leave it as xp but i dont want a master and slave set up,i want 2 os,the second one will be for the kids,testing etc,i have (or will have)an msi kt4 mobo,do i need to buy any software?or can i get it free? or does this mobo support anything that will allow me to do it?i have heard of being given a choice at start up,but dont know any details,can any one help?

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If you install win98 first, then win XP you will get the option at start up of which OS to load. I cannot see how you might have other than master/slave (unless you put the two hdd on separate ide channels). My advice would be:IDE 1 - 30gb hdd as masterIDE 1 - 4.5 as slaveOR:IDE 1 - 30gb as masteroptical drive as slaveIDE 2 - 4.5gb as masteroptical drive as slaveor do a search for flecc's thread on how to install win98 after winxp is already there.

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I think that I may have screwed something up, but I installed Windows XP Professional Sp3 on my computer on a partition about 60gb, and then Windows 7 Home Premium on my computer on a partition about 80gb. But, when I boot, it only boots to Windows 7. Doesn't give me any option for XP. I checked in the Windows 7 settings, and there is an option for boot OS, but there is only Windows 7. Please help!

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I know how to Dual, Triple or Quad Boot OS', when I partition a single HDD for the job. I want to put Win 7 on a different hdd, and it's the 1st time I've seen the way in loads, a lot different than what I 'm use to seeing.

I have XP Pro on my 500GB hdd, and I've installed a copy of Win 7 on the other 400GB hdd. I pulled the XP hdd out of PC then installed Win 7 on the new one, but when I put the XP hdd back in, I don't get the option on boot screen as to which OS I want to load. I have to go into Boot menu and tell it that way which is annoying.

I tried to leave the XP hdd in with the reformatted hdd to load Win7 again. As I go into Boot menu and have it load from CD/DVD, it starts up copying files, but didn't give me the option as to what hdd to load it too, so I panic cause of not wanting to lose 200 GB of info from the XP hdd, so I aborted it.

Guess my question is would it had given me a chance to choose which hdd and would it had messed up files on my XP hdd.
 

Answer:Dual Booting OS' on 2 Different HDD's

Trussman said:





... my question is would it had given me a chance to choose which hdd and would it had messed up files on my XP hdd.Click to expand...

It does offer you the choice of disk providing there are partitions big enough to accept it. It will not cause any damage to your XP installation on the first disk, and will set up a dual boot for you.
 

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Question: XP Dual booting

i have installed windowsXP professional edition in my pc.can i install windows 98 as sencond os in my pc with out formating c: drive?pls help me.
 

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