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#1 Philip Brampton

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Posted 14 February 2009 - 02:45 AM

I am looking for a program that will enable me to dual boot Wimdows 7 and Xp Home
My computer has two hard drives.One with Windows 7 loaded the other with XP Home.
Any suggestions would be appreciated
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Posted 14 February 2009 - 09:02 AM

Are both currently installed on your system? If not, which one will need to be installed?
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Posted 14 February 2009 - 01:10 PM

I have two seperate hard drives on one computer.
When i boot i want the option of which operating system to load.XP or Windows 7
You used to be able to install "Boot Magic " which worked very well but it is not compatible with Windows 7

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Posted 14 February 2009 - 02:12 PM

Install Windows XP first on the first hard drive.
Install Windows 7 next. It should automatically detect the XP boot loader and all should be fine.

If it doesn't detect the XP installation, then you can use BCDEdit or Vista Boot Pro to modify the list of bootable OS's
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Posted 14 February 2009 - 03:49 PM

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