add second partion to hard drive

Toshiba 15.6" satellite l505d-ls5006 amd...
April 3, 2011 at 12:14:45
Specs: Windows 7, 320 GB
I would like to add XP Pro to a hard drive using Win 7 Ultimate with out deleting win 7 Ultimate. Any help will be greatly appreciated,

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April 3, 2011 at 15:05:02
If you install Windows XP now on another partition,it is going to wipe out the existing bootsector and make it compatible for windows XP, result would be loss of Windows 7.

Follow below steps carefully and you can get both working...
1) Boot the System from windows XP cd.
2) Install Windows XP on another partition (Other than the one which have Win7)
3) Let the XP install and bootup correctly. WHen you think XP is ready boot the system again with windows 7 CD.
4) select "repair your system" instead of "Install now"
5) select the OS, KB and put the admin password when asked.
6) It will search for Damages but do not relay on the result. Once the automated repair is done, Use COmmand prompt, it will give you a command line.
7) Instead of step 4,5 and 6, You can directly Press CTLR + F10 and get command prompt at "Windows 7 installtion screen".

8 ) On the command prompt,Switch to CD drive.
9 ) Cd boot
10) Now, Run the command as below
bootsect.exe /nt60 C: /force /mbr
Where C: is the first drive letter.
11) also, execute these commands carefully...

bcdedit /create /d "windowsXP" /application bootsector

The result will look like this:
The entry {05d33150-3fde-11dc-a457-00021cf82fb0} was successfully created.

The long string {05d33150-3fde-11dc-a457-00021cf82fb0} is the id for this
Then, use the following commands to set boot parameters:
replace {id} with the actual id returned from the previous command.

bcdedit /set {67bc6121-f766-11df-b1a0-00247eea28eb} device boot
bcdedit /set {67bc6121-f766-11df-b1a0-00247eea28eb} path \ntldr
bcdedit /displayorder {{67bc6121-f766-11df-b1a0-00247eea28eb} /addlast

12) Now boot up the system and you should see both your XP and Windows 7 installtion..

DO let us know incase something goes wrong..

Subhash Chandra.

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April 3, 2011 at 16:03:31
Sorry... posted in the wrong thread!

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April 3, 2011 at 18:40:38
Thank you for your reply. The computor shut down as incompatable with Win 7 U ltimate. I am running x64. I tried to boot from the XP cd and the computor shut down to keep damage from the XP boot.

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