How can I dual boot Windows 7 after installation of Windows XP?

LifeH2O March 21, 2010
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I have installed XP after the installation of Windows 7. Now I can not boot Windows 7.

  1. Guest
    May 8, 2010 at 6:22 pm

    LifeH20, you'll need to use EasyBCD even if you like it or not.

    First use EasyBCD to reinstall the BCD bootloader (manage Bootloader->reinstall Vista bootloader->Write MBR) (which brings back win7 but 'vanishes' XP) then reboot into win7. In EasyBCD in win7 ADD a entry for XP (go to Add/Remove Entries, select Windows NT/2k/XP/2k3 in the dropdown box, select the drive letter for the drive that XP is on, then press Add entry.

    • LifeH2O
      May 8, 2010 at 9:33 pm

      Yes you are right, i tried it after steves Suggestion even when i was afraid of it. And wohaaa it solved my problem.

  2. Steve Campbell
    March 21, 2010 at 11:18 pm

    Check out these articles on how to set up dual boot. Maybe you missed a step somewhere.

    http://apcmag.com/how_to_dual_boot_windows_xp_and_windows_7_xp_installed_first.htm

    http://www.techspot.com/guides/143-dual-boot-windows7/

    • LifeH2O
      March 23, 2010 at 9:06 pm

      I am currently working in Windows XP, Windows 7 is also installed already in i: drive.
      Previously there was a dual boot menu because i installed Windows 7 after XP, but then XP got some problems and i simply formated c drive and reinstalled XP.
      Now there is no menu to dual boot.
      I have once tried the Easy BCD and i am afraid of this tool, by using this somehow i became able to load windows 7 but Windows XP boot vanished. I did all that shitty stuff again (reinstalled xp and then windows 7).