Dual boot windows 7 64 and xp 32 dual boot same drive

Hello,
i have a new work laptop with xp sp3 on it. I want to install w7 64 bit as a dual boot, but only have 1 physical drive. i cannot remove my current installation as it is pre-build from work, but can partition the drive etc. However on trying to install w7 64 bit I get a message saying cannot install windows 7 on efi drive with mbr, not gpt. Can I do what I want without screwing up my xp installation?
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  1. U can partition the current drive by using free Partition Manager 11 Free Edition.

    Just make sure, u have enough space. Win 7 needs 16-20GB, XP SP3 needs 1765 MB.

    EDIT: XP first!
    U just select size that u think u'll need and I would partition to 3 parts.
    1 XP min. 15GB
    2 Win7 min. 30GB
    3 All documents linked to this partition. Why? Easy access for u from both systems and in case of crash of system folder,u dont loose any data.

    Read for detail how to: http://www.tweakhound.com/windows7/tweaking/5.html


    http://www.paragon-software.com/home/pm-express/download.html
  2. Your boot manager won't be able to boot both OS's since the older OS needs to be installed first. There are ways to fix the boot manager after installation, but I can't remember what they are. You will need to search the forums for the answer or try googling it.
  3. Hawkeye22 said:
    Your boot manager won't be able to boot both OS's since the older OS needs to be installed first. There are ways to fix the boot manager after installation, but I can't remember what they are. You will need to search the forums for the answer or try googling it.



    So, I was always lucky to put XP first :)

    Thanx Hawkeye22

    I learn something new all the time.....
  4. Doh! I need to read better. I thought you had 7 on first, thus my other post, so ignore that one... well, don't ignore it, but yes, microsoft requires their OS's to be installed from oldest to newest.
  5. Hawkeye22 said:
    Doh! I need to read better. I thought you had 7 on first, thus my other post, so ignore that one... well, don't ignore it, but yes, microsoft requires their OS's to be installed from oldest to newest.



    No, you have been right, I edited it ,
    so there is no mistake to be made for jonnohudski
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