Loosing Windows7's boot loader after XP installation.

Discussion in 'Installation & Compatibility' started by burnE, Jan 31, 2009.

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    burnE

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    The situation:

    .I had Windows 7 Beta running (all great! besides the printer spooler!).

    .I needed Windows XP for some reason (long story)

    .I installed XP on the same C:\ drive; but in a different folder.

    .As so-feared, I lost the boot loader of Windows 7; only XP running now!



    You know the question now.. :)

    What is the easiest and best way for dual-boot options?

    (PLEASE try giving in a solution in which i don't have to re-install either of them:/)
     
    burnE, Jan 31, 2009
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    WAW8

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    You really think that Windows can handle more than one OS installed to the same partition???



    If you're going to run multiple OS's, you need to have multiple partitions. Dual-boot requires separate partitions for each OS.



    When you reinstall Windows 7, notice the option of creating a recovery CD -- and do that. You will then be able to boot from that CD and restore your Windows 7 boot loader.



    We have a pinned post here on dual booting Vista and XP but we have our hands full trying to help folks with Vista problems and can't providing ongoing support for Windows 7 as well.
     
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