Dual Booting Windows XP with Windows 7.

October 24, 2011 at 19:19:58
Specs: Windows XP
I was thinking about dual booting pre installed 32 bit Windows XP with Windows 7.How can i do that??

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October 24, 2011 at 19:58:05
Are you going to do it on 2 hard drives?

Example: XP on drive 1. W7 on drive 2.

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October 25, 2011 at 04:38:44
No.I was hoping to have it on one Hard drive.I previously had Linux mint on dual boot but i have erased it since i newer used it.


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October 25, 2011 at 05:00:59
Quite a bit of info available, just a matter of choosing what you find easiest to understand.

How to Do a Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP
Easily Set Default OS in a Windows 7 / Vista and XP Dual-boot Setup
How to Use the BCDEDIT Command Line Tool

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October 25, 2011 at 06:54:02
The 1st thing you need to do is create a dedicated partition for Win7. Once you've done that, just boot into XP, then pop the Win7 disk in the drive. When the menu pops up, direct it to install onto the new parition.

Make sure you enough RAM or you'll be disappointed with the performance. Microsoft claims 1GB to be the minimum, but you should actually have at least 2GB, more would be better. Also, make sure you have (or can get) all the required Win7 compatible drivers.

IMHO, Mint 11 > Win7.

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