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(Solved) - Two OS / different partitions

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  • Started 4 years ago by sykrot
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sykrot
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On C:/ drive i have Windows 7

On F:/ drive i have Windows XP

On D:/ drive i have data storage

So when i restart my computer, it will automatically choose F:/ drive and boots Windows XP... It won't show any options, that i can choose which OS i want to boot... It will automatically start Win XP.

Help?

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madmacs
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Hi skyrot, welcome to HTG. Have a look here and see if it helps. Matt

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sykrot
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Yes i tried that... It stills only loads Windows XP and no options to choose what to boot.

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madmacs
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Which OS did you install first? I´m guessing that it was XP. Did you also try out Method 2 using EasyBCD?

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sykrot
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I had Windows 7 installed first... Then i cut a little bit the windows 7 partition, to make unallocated partition where i can install Windows XP ... After that i installed Windows XP to that unallocated partition. Restarted computer and it automatically ran Windows XP .

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madmacs
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Sorry, I meant to write Windows 7 above!!! As I wrote, you will need to do the steps writen in Method 2 as from step 7.

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sykrot
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When i add entry, then i cant edit what drive it is...
If i put type to: Windows NT/2k/XP/2K3 .. then the Drive type will be C:/ ... But my C:/ drive is Windows 7.

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madmacs
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skyrot, if you are in XP then the drive where XP is installed will be the C: drive and Windows 7 will be installed on the other partition. (Presuming that you only have one other partition!!)

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sykrot
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I have c:/ , f:/ , d:/

and it shows clearly that windows 7 is C:/ and Windows XP is F:/ ...

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madmacs
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from within XP?

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sykrot
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Yes i am in windows XP

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madmacs
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Ok, let me have a look and post back to later

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algotechie
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Hi sykrot

Try inserting the bootable media for Win 7, restarting the system with it, and telling the setup to repair your current Win 7 installation. When installing different OS', it's good to install them in the order of their versions, oldest first.

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sykrot
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I got it to work... I repaired Win7 two times, then it started to work :) .

Thanks all!

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