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#1 himanshu131313


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Posted 07 September 2009 - 01:57 PM

I have xp professional installed on c drive. I want to dual boot windows 7. Tell me, if its possible, how to directly install windows 7 in e drive by clicking on setup.exe .

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#2 hamluis



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Posted 07 September 2009 - 03:05 PM

I don't believe that the Win 7 RC1...will install on a second partition on the same hard drive.

In any case, it's a bad idea, since any hard drive problem may eliminate both operating system installs.

Better to use two separate hard drives, IMO.

You didn't indicate one or the other.

What setup.exe are you talking about? Have you burned Win 7 to DVD?


#3 Romeo29


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Posted 07 September 2009 - 03:49 PM

You need to boot from Win7 DVD and follow the setup process choosing the partition you want.
The partition must be NTFS and have at least 16 GB free space (more the merrier).

#4 Keith Fawcett

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Posted 09 September 2009 - 02:37 PM

Yes, it's possible. You should not have any problem installing Windows 7 on a separate drive. You could do it by being in Windows XP inserting the Windows 7 disc and then following the setup procedures to install 7 on drive e.

Or you could boot from the windows 7 disc and install that way.

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