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I would like to reinstall windows 7 on already existing XP

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May 27, 2011 11:52:23 AM

Hello,
i am re-installing WIN-7 on a previously installed WIN-7 (the same OS). But the prob is that, i had installed it with XP already loaded. Now that i want to re install WIN-7,
1. will it affect XP
2.Should i reinstall XP??
3. I want XP to be as it is..
PLEASE HELP ME OUT
a b $ Windows 7
May 27, 2011 5:30:56 PM

You should be able to insert your win 7 repair disk or the win 7 cd and chose startup repair.
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a b $ Windows 7
May 27, 2011 10:57:24 PM

shyam2618 said:
Hello,
i am re-installing WIN-7 on a previously installed WIN-7 (the same OS). But the prob is that, i had installed it with XP already loaded. Now that i want to re install WIN-7,
1. will it affect XP
2.Should i reinstall XP??
3. I want XP to be as it is..
PLEASE HELP ME OUT


I'm confused. You installed windows 7 with XP already loaded? Do you mean you installed windows 7 over windows xp? If you installed windows 7 on your system and your system originally had windows xp on it, then windows xp is no more. (assuming you didn't set up some sort of dual booting scenario.) So in that case you can just back up all important data and then continue with the re-installation of windows 7.
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May 27, 2011 11:34:00 PM

I assume that you have a dual boot windows XP Windows 7 system, if you do a repair install of Windows 7 it should preserve the existing Windows XP installation and boot loader. You may then have two options on the boot screen to access Windows 7 which you can then edit by a program such as vistabootpro or easybcd.
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