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Windows 7 and EasyBcd bootloader

Last response: in Windows 7
February 2, 2010 5:55:09 PM

Hi all. I have a dual boot with vista 64 (my default OS set on easybcd) and windows xp. I wanted to install windows 7 over the vista 64 but was wondering if i need to change any settings on easybcd or any other steps i need to do? TY in advance.
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February 3, 2010 2:28:53 AM

Sounds like you will install Win7 on the same HDD (or partition) that Vista now occupies, which means you will have to format that HDD or partiton. Win7 should automatically detect WinXP and change its boot.ini file to allow multi-boot. IF it does not, you can re-install EasyBCD into Win7, and edit the Win& bootloader there, like you did with Vista.
February 3, 2010 7:29:35 PM

Yeah win 7 detected win xp and installed fine with no problems. After win 7 installed, i reinstalled easy bcd and renamed "earlier version of windows" on boot up, back to win xp. Really simple thank goodness :)