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How to retrive an OS at the time of booting?

January 31, 2011 at 08:33:08
Specs: Windows 7

Initially i was using windows7 later i have installed windows server 2003 in the different drive but after installation my system is directly booting into windows server without showing me the selection option.But the windows 7 disk is not deleted at contains all the me the solution to retrieve the OS at the time of booting with deleting the Windows 7 because it contains many installed s/w files like please give the rgt solution.

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January 31, 2011 at 08:39:49
You have to change the BOOT.INI file to give you the menu you need...

I am not sure if the Windows Server 2003's Boot Loader supports Windows 7. You may need to install Server 2003 first, then Windows 7 but try the link above first.

Personally, I would not do this. I would install Windows Server on a Virtual Machine like VMWare or Windows VM...

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January 31, 2011 at 08:43:04
You have to repair the win7 boot

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January 31, 2011 at 09:06:24
The basic problem is that the bootloader in Vista and later is different from that used in older products. The Windows 7 bootloader knows about and can work with older operating system. Needless to say, Server 2003 has no knowledge of Windows 7 and has no idea of how to cope with it. When you installed Server 2003 it replaced the "foreign" bootloader of Windows 7 with it's own, leading to the problem you are having.

Following the instructions linked to by wanderer will restore the Windows 7 bootloader.

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