dual boot Windows XP after Windows 7

Microsoft Windows 7 ultimate - 32-bit
June 3, 2010 at 16:31:14
Specs: Windows 7, 1.5gb
previously i was trying to dual boot XP with 7
but i messed it up...
i cant switch on windows 7...
i can only switch on XP
but the problem is solved by deleting XP
but there is another problem..
i accidently make my local disk D as a
primary drive
it was
1.partition D
2.partition C
3.partition E
how i gonna fix that?
this how i wanna it to be

current hardisk capacity

local disk C=97.6gb
local disk D=76.3gb
local disk E= 200gb

i want to break down the local disk D to 2
partitions (50gb & 20gb) leaving C & E

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June 3, 2010 at 16:33:49
p/s : i'm still wanna to dual boot Windows 7 with Windows XP
( in the D partition on the 20gb partition (after breaking
down the partition)

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June 3, 2010 at 17:34:38
Oh, my.

Well the common way is to install xp. It will make a drive called C: Now you have to watch out here. C is a very subjective letter. It is the first bootable active partition in the bios boot order. It does not mean that will always be C in windows 7.

After you have xp installed boot to the Windows dvd and install windows 7. After you have finished you should have a choice. As I said before don't pay too much attention to what is called C drive. Be sure you know the partition size instead.

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June 3, 2010 at 21:11:22
To clarify, Windows 7 and Windows XP will probably label the drives differently, but that does not matter. After XP is loaded, you will be using the Windows 7 DVD to 'repair' the Windows 7 installation, which will fix the master boot record and set up the dual boot option when you start (unless you actually need to install/reinstall Windows 7, then you do the full install). If you need to repartition, use the Windows 7 DVD first to do the partitioning and formatting the W7 partitions, but do not format the XP partition, let the XP install CD do that (some have indicated that NTFS formatted by W7 may not be compatible with XP). I would recommend that you add labels to your drives to help reduce the confusion that will keep popping up if you rely on drive letters only (something like: XP Primary, W7 Primary, Storage, Work, Back Up [best if separate physical drive], etc) since you can use the same labels and ignore the letters.

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June 4, 2010 at 05:14:40
You are using Windows 7 Ultimate. If you are usinga desktop computer you can install WinXP in a virtual mode for free, using a download from Microsoft.

There is no need to reboot to use WinXP. You will need extra RAM to run things properly but this is a cleaner method.

Go to the link below to learn more.


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