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Master Geek

#63557 29-Jun-2010 20:36
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I have a laptop currently running windows 7 32 bit and i would like to dual boot with windows xp aswell so i can boot up the laptop and choose which os to boot

 How would i do this?

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Ultimate Geek

  #346563 30-Jun-2010 08:14
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One way would be to create a second partition on your hard drive and install winxp to that new partition.

Then at boot your left with the option to boot into one or the other.


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Master Geek

  #346741 30-Jun-2010 18:05
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I have already tried that and it worked but i could only boot windows xp and it couldnt see windows 7 anymore.
I deleted the partition windows xp was on and then my laptop couldnt boot windows 7 so i had to do a fresh install again 

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  #346774 30-Jun-2010 20:59
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The only I've done it was to install Win XP first then create a new partition and then install Win7 . I have seen ways of doing it the other way round but can't recall the links



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