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Win 7 & XP dual boot

Last response: in Windows 7
February 20, 2010 11:21:10 PM

Current config: AMD PHenom X4 processor; 8gb ram; Nvidia graphics card; 2-1tb hard drives; 1 250gb hard drive; 1 160gb hard drive; 2 dvd-RW drives. Now booting into Win 7 32 bit. Want to set up a second boot with XP Pro. I tried installing XP on the 160gb drive (H:) , reconnected C; D: E: drives, used Easy BCD to setup dual boot. Won't boot to XP. Also would like to set up the 250gb drive for Ubuntu. Any advice or assistance would be greatly appreciated.

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a c 215 $ Windows 7
February 21, 2010 2:10:02 AM

For future reference, the best way to set up dual boot systems is to install the older operating system first.

When you told EasyBCD to create a boot entry for Windows XP, are you certain you pointed it to the proper hard drive? It sounds obvious, I know, but a lot of people (myself included) have or will at some point make that mistake.
a b $ Windows 7
February 21, 2010 2:17:08 AM

Are you using EasyBCD 2.0?
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February 21, 2010 3:00:26 PM

I'm using 1.7.2
February 22, 2010 5:02:16 PM

Is there a similar guide for dual boot windows 7 and xp?
February 24, 2010 9:44:57 PM

Solved. The problem was the system saw an external usb drive and got confused. Thanks for the assist.