Well first off, I am running Windows 7. Its been the best to me except one thing. My printer only has 32 bit drivers and I have a 64bit OS. What I did was partition my drive and install Windows XP home on that partitioned drive. The installation was successful except that XP was now the only only thing that was bootable. I couldn't multiboot. It would always start in XP. To make things worse, I couldn't even go online on XP. I had found a solution to dual boot but it required me to download something from windows update. Even if I was able to dual boot, I still wouldn't be able to go online. So I put my Win 7 disk and repaired it which made windows 7 my boot again. Then I deleted my whole windows xp partition (I hope that doesn't damage it)
So... Now I need help. I want to try to install xp again but I want win 7 to be my main boot instead of xp taking over like it did. Also not being able to connect to the internet with xp. What could be the problem?
Since you have already installed Win7, download and install EasyBCD 1.7.2 Then you can you can re-install WinXP on another HDD (or on a Primary Partition of THE HDD). Then boot to Win7 and use EasyBCD 1.7.2 to edit your OS boot choices. MS did try to help us here: installing WinXP on 1 HDD (or on Primary Partiton), and THEN installing Win7 on another HDD (or Primary Partition), will automatically modify the WinXP boot.ini file to allow multi-boot from the same machine.