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windows 7 and xp shown as windows earlier version

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#1 prasath


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Posted 25 December 2010 - 03:05 PM

hi iam using windows 7 and xp dual booting every time boot xp shown as windows earlier version how to fix a windows xp please anyone tell me

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Posted 25 December 2010 - 03:23 PM

Download Easybcd.Logon to windows 7 or xp and run Easybcd and set the order of boot and u will get xp during boot screen. :thumbsup:
Here's the link http://neosmart.net/dl.php?id=1

#3 hamluis



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Posted 26 December 2010 - 11:28 AM

What you describe is perfectly normal.

When XP is installed alone...it appears on the boot screen. At that time, the boot.ini file determines boot order/process.

Once either Vista or Win 7 is installed as a dual-boot...the XP bootloader ceases to be king and the Vista/Win 7 bootloader takes over. This refers to the XP install (correctly) as "earlier version".

On my dual-boots of XP and Win 7, that is how the boot screen appears.

I suppose that you could use EasyBCD to modify what the print spells out, as suggested by ramjrmp.


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