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My system at home used to have a dual boot of

  1. Windows 7
  2. Windows 7

Due to some requirements I have had to blow away my primary partition and make it XP. So I now have;

  1. XP
  2. Windows 7

However, when I installed XP it deleted my dual boot menu. Is there a way I can get the menu back again so I can boot into my Windows 7 environment?

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Do you have the Windows 7 DVD? If so, boot from that and select Startup Repair. Once you do that, you will have the Windows 7 boot manager running and can go from there.

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Yes I do have the DVD. Does it matter that XP is on the primary partition and 7 on the second one? I don't want to blow away my XP environment. Though that would be less of a hassle than blowing away my 7 env. – griegs Apr 15 '13 at 0:26
It shouldn't matter; if the boot manager does not detect your Windows XP install, you can always add it in manually once you are in Windows 7 - I used a program for this: (its free for personal use) – Dima Apr 15 '13 at 0:31
+1 great. Thanks for this. Will try when i get home and with any luck mark your answer as the correct one. 'Ave a good one. – griegs Apr 15 '13 at 0:35
Good luck - did this last night for my home PC :) – Dima Apr 15 '13 at 0:35
Ah, hehe, so you are fairly confident it works then! Glad to know I didn't screw up too badly then. – griegs Apr 15 '13 at 0:44

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