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WinXP and Windows 7 dual boot issue

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  • Started 5 years ago by evi1dave
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evi1dave
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I have WinXP SP3 32bit installed on a raid drive. I have a spare SATA drive I added to my PC to install Windows 7 64bit on for dual boot.

Becase my WinXP is 32bit, I can't initiate the Windows 7 install from within XP. I reboot with the DVD in the drive and the install kicks off. I select "Custom Install" and everything appears to work fine, but my boot loader isn't getting updated for dual boot purposes. As long as I keep rebooting, Windows 7 loads. If I turn the PC off, I now default back to WinXP.

I can go into CMOS and change the Hard Drive priority in the boot section from one drive to another to force that OS to boot, but that's obviously a pain.

Any thoughts?

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rockingmtranch
rockingmtranch
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Can you not, at boot, choose the hard drive by pressing F9 or some such?

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evi1dave
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I haven't tried that as an option. I was hoping there was something I was doing wrong that could be corrected to fix the dual boot issue.

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raphoenix
raphoenix
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May not be relevant.
http://lifehacker.com/5126781/.....p-or-vista

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