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1answer
28 views

dual boot Windows xp and Windows 7 from the same partition

After installing Windows 7 (ver. Enterprise 64-bit) my old Windows XP installation has been moved to the "Windows.old" directory. Now I know it is possible to restore and boot Windows XP again by ...
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0answers
36 views

Dual-Boot Windows XP and Vista Without Windows Boot Manager?

I have been dual-booting FreeBSD (1st partition) and Windows XP (2nd partition) using Grub2 (configured in FreeBSD). I just installed Windows Vista on my hard drive's 3rd partition. To boot Vista I ...
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2answers
35 views

Dual booting Ubuntu and windows

How much memory is required to dual boot the latest version of Ubuntu and windows (XP, although I'll upgrade to 7 soon)? The Ubuntu installation process says I'll need 6 GB, but is this just for the ...
2
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1answer
85 views

Problems with starting windows after installing new ubuntu os on multiboot pc

Before I recently upgraded my ubuntu OS, I had a multiboot with windows 7, windows xp and ubuntu. When I started the computer, the grub bootloader would usually show the options: -windows 7 and ...
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1answer
46 views

Removing win xp after installing win 8 [duplicate]

I've win xp and win 8 installed at the same time (dual-boot) and now I'm thinking about removing windows xp and just keep windows 8 for the usage, The problem is that I'm unsure how to proceed on ...
1
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2answers
74 views

dual boot windows 7 with xp hard drive compatibility mode

I need to get a Compaq 620 laptop with Windows 7 to dual boot with Windows xp I tried running the Windows XP setup CD, but soon after I get a BSOD error This page says that I need to change the hard ...
0
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2answers
92 views

How can I make a bootable partition to run XP.iso from USB stick in Linux?

I have a 16GB USB stick, and I am on Ubuntu 13.04 OS. I want to place XP.iso into one of the partitions and then use it to install XP from within USB stick. I searched for the web but I didn't find a ...
0
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0answers
40 views

How to Tripple boot on Windows and ubuntu 13 installed system

I have installed windows8 first, then Ubuntu 13 on separate partitions. Both are running normal with "No issue". Now, I want to install windows xp as a third OS on the third partition.(I have three ...
2
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1answer
2k views

Windows 8.1 UEFI x64 & Windows XP x64 Dual-Boot

I want to add option to boot in XP into the Win8.1 boot menu. So I have 2 drives: On the first one I have installed Windows 8.1 x64 UEFI; And on the second - Windows XP x64. Following is what I ...
0
votes
1answer
104 views

Shrink/Remove dual boot partition Windows XP(or 7)/ RHEL

A colleague has a dual boot laptop with Windows XP or 7 (not sure yet) on one partition and RHEL 5.8 on the second. The RHEL partition is rarely used and the windows partition will soon reach its ...
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votes
1answer
247 views

windows xp not present at boot menu after linux mint installation

I have an old pc with windows xp and i installed in a different partition linux mint 15,and when i turn it on it doesnt give me the option to choose which OS i want and goes directly into Mint, i ...
0
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2answers
222 views

Install Windows XP alongside Windows 8

I have a 64-bit CPU, but my computer has 32-bit Windows 8 installed. Could I somehow trickily install another Windows XP 64-bit alongside that? I want to do this because I almost never use the ...
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0answers
306 views

Trouble booting from usb (Compaq dc7600 Small Form Factor)

I have been trying over the last few days to boot from a bootable usb pen drive on my Compaq dc7600 Small Form Factor desktop PC so I can dual-boot, but to no avail. The pen drive contains Ubuntu ...
0
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0answers
152 views

How to create WinXP style multi-boot for WinXp and Slackware 14.0 on a single harddisk?

I want to create a multi-boot boot loader for Windows Xp and Slacware 14.0 that will look like a Windows Xp boot loader. After Slackware installation I was unable to install lilo an HDD because the ...
0
votes
1answer
96 views

Install Linux on existing multiboot system without messing up drive letters

I've finally gotten my multi-boot development system (WinXP, Win7x86, Win7x64) booting properly so that no matter which OS boots, it boots as if OS is C: and there is a D: for scratch / sharing ...
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1answer
77 views

How to Uninstall Windows8 and replace it by WindowsXP

I want to go back from windows8 to windowdsXp, i want to completely remove Windows8 because i failed to dual boot the both of them in a separate partition . Please how to do because i'm stacked . ...
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2answers
93 views

Desktop PC with 2 Hard Drives?

I have a PC with Windows XP. Somehow my uncle has connected another hard drive from my older PC into the current one. The 2nd hard drive contains a few files. I was wondering whether having 2 hard ...
1
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2answers
618 views

How can I find out if I have enough ram to dual boot?

How can I find out if I have enough ram to dual boot or boot from a usb? I have a windows xp sp3 laptop with 2gb of total ram and I'm interested in trying out linux (maybe ubuntu or mint), for fun. ...
4
votes
1answer
63 views

Recovering a dual boot

My system at home used to have a dual boot of Windows 7 Windows 7 Due to some requirements I have had to blow away my primary partition and make it XP. So I now have; XP Windows 7 However, ...
0
votes
2answers
98 views

Two windows installed but there is no boot manager

A Windows XP has been installed in C: however I have installed another windows XP on D: The problem is that as I power on the computer, it goes directly to the old windows! There is no boot manager ...
0
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2answers
92 views

No dual boot screen with XP and Seven

I want to install different version of Windows on a PC. I installed Windows XP on a first harddrive. I add a harddrive (HD) on my PC, split it in three part Since I have only one SATA cable, I ...
0
votes
1answer
180 views

Dual boot manager not displaying XP after i installed Win7

I'm a Java Student and my Tomcat Server wasnt running properly on my XP OS and since i cant afford buying a new OS for my computer, i had to get one the easy way. So,I installed an unconventional ...
0
votes
1answer
106 views

How to make dual boot by getting free space from Windows XP Primary Drive

I want to go for Dual boot with Windows XP and Ubuntu currently, Windows already installed in system with partitions as C: 270GB (Primary Drive);D:10 GB and E:92 GB I want to get 100 GB from C: ...
1
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0answers
104 views

I'm not happy with the dual boot menu on Windows 8 - how can I improve or replace it?

I have Windows 8 and windows XP on two separate partitions. I don't like Windows 8 default boot menu because: It doesn't load right after turning on the computer, but after Windows 8 is already ...
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2answers
2k views

How to remove GRUB from dual boot (Debian and Windows XP)

I have a computer witch cannot be boot from CD or USB. I have Debian and Windows XP with dual boot via GRUB. Now I want to uninstall Debian and GRUB and restore the Windows MBR. I can enter boot ...
0
votes
0answers
550 views

Running both Windows 8 and Windows XP on the same computer

I need to run Windows 8 and occasionally Windows XP in my laptop. So, is it possible to use two operating systems like Windows 8 and Windows XP? It should ask me while staring the computer for ...
0
votes
1answer
318 views

How to Install XP and Ubuntu dual boot on a RAID 0 and RAID 1 respective setup?

I know that installing XP and Ubuntu in a 'normal' (non-RAID) environment is easiest when installing XP first as the MBR isn't overwritten by XP if XP is installed after. But if I have a RAID 1 setup ...
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3answers
1k views

Windows 7 boot option missing after installing Windows XP

I had a computer running on Windows 7 Pro. However, when I reinstalled Windows XP on the other partition and rebooted, only Windows XP loaded and booted and the Windows 7 boot option was missing. ...
1
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1answer
642 views

removing ubuntu from a dual boot system (xp/ubuntu)

i have a dual boot system with xp and Ubuntu. Now i wish to remove Ubuntu from the system. I checked run->compmgmt.msc->Disk Management. There it shows the primary partitions and I am able to identify ...
1
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1answer
103 views

Triple Boot Windows

The toshiba laptop has Win 7 Home Edition. I resized the partition (shrink). I made two other partitions to install two Win XP SP3. Trying to have 1x Win7, 2x WinXP, when resized the partition, i made ...
1
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1answer
109 views

Upgrade only one version of XP to Windows 8 on a dual boot computer

I have a computer running Windows XP Pro 32-bit and 64-bit in dual boot. I need to retain Windows XP 32-bit Pro, as I have expensive software that will only run on that specific version. I want to ...
2
votes
3answers
6k views

Can not boot windows XP from cloned hard disk - what can I do?

My configuration: a PC (some years old) with MSI K8N-Neo-4F Motherboard, 1 GB RAM. Disk 1 (Maxtor, SATA II, 250 GB): 2 Partitions, on Partition 1 (48 GB): Windows XP Professional (NTFS) on ...
0
votes
3answers
685 views

Windows 7 DVD doesn't boot up, neither does USB.

My problem is that I'm not able to install windows 7. Been trying to install this since past 1 week. The methods I've tried are: I have a windows 7 bootable DVD which doesn't boot up. (I've set BIOS ...
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votes
1answer
223 views

“Boot mgr is missing” error shown during boots up

Initially I had Windows XP, after some time in another partition I installed Windows 7. Dual boot is working well for me but after some time I removed the windows XP. After that When I tried to boot ...
2
votes
2answers
105 views

Dual Booting with xp and 7

I have working windows 7 32 bit OS in drive C and windows xp in drive D. But I am not getting the option to select xp in boot menu. Boot menu shows two options Windows 8 Consumer Preview and Windows ...
2
votes
2answers
1k views

How do I remove Windows 7 from a dual boot of Win7/Winxp without having to format the hard drive where the Windows 7 is?

Can you help me? :( I've ruined my windows 7, that was installed in a dual-boot with windows xp, making it un-boot'able. So now I'm back to using my good old windows xp, and I want to remove windows 7 ...
2
votes
1answer
145 views

How to get Ubuntu in boot menu back?

I had installed Ubuntu 8.10 on my old laptop but when I intalled Win XP2, I lost it from the boot menu. Now when I power on the laptop, it loads windows right away. How do I get Ubuntu back on boot ...
5
votes
3answers
294 views

Why does PC needs to reboot when in the case of tri-boot with Win XP, 7 and 8 I choose to load i.e. Win 7?

I've got a tri boot system with Windows XP, Windows 7 and Windows 8 - all on different HDs. The boot menu is the one that Windows 8 loads and it displays all the OSes correctly. Whenever I choose a ...
0
votes
2answers
430 views

Can I dual boot Ubuntu and Windows XP on an internal and external hard drive

I've recently gotten a computer with no OS on it. It has 1 internal and 1 External hard drive. I have a bootable USB with Ubuntu on it and a copy of windows XP. Is their a way of installing ...
0
votes
1answer
1k views

Make winXP live USB or at least bootable USB from OpenSuse to play Diablo 3 from that USB

I bought Diablo 3 (windows and Mac game) and I want to play it on my notebook, but I have only OpenSuse installed on it and I can't dual boot, because I can't backup the files and have the maximum ...
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2answers
301 views

Dual boot Windows 7 and Windows XP on separate drives

I've got this computer with Windows 7 on it and inserted an old hard drive with Windows XP on it. How can I choose which Windows I want to boot from?
4
votes
3answers
341 views

Windows XP ruined my Windows 7 bootloader and rescue disc doesn't works, what do I do now?

I have 3 HDDs, one for Windows 7(x64), the other for Ubuntu(x64 too) and XP, and the 3rd for Ubuntu's SWAP and storage. XPs bootloader copied itself on top of both 7s and GRUB. No biggie at first, I ...
2
votes
2answers
678 views

Shut Out of XP - No Admin Password or CDR

I inherited an old WinXP/Linux dual-boot machine from the stoneage. Because it has Linux, the regular boot process is replaced with the Fedora boot loader; I cannot, therefore, press F8 strategically ...
0
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0answers
913 views

Windows 7 and Windows XP on an SSD+HDD setup?

I'm about to build a new gaming PC for the first time in seven years, and I'm a bit rusty, so I thought I'd ask the community here some advice on the OS side of things before committing some cardinal ...
1
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2answers
755 views

Two harddrives, Win7 on one and WinXP on the other

I currently have a PC with a single drive, with WinXP installed. I will soon be adding in another drive to this PC, which had Win7 installed on it (while it was in another machine). When the PC ...
3
votes
1answer
893 views

How to create bootable USB flash drive with more than one installation O.S.? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to make a multiboot USB key? What I want to do is to get Windows 7 installation (both x64 + x86) XP installation SP3 HBCD All together in 1 USB flash drive. Is ...
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1answer
386 views

how to make dual boot after recreate partition and reinstall win xp

My disks configuration is: disk0, partitions: p1, p2 disk1, partitions: p3, p4. I had dual-boot: win xp from partition p1 (marked as * by TestDisk), win xp from partition p4 (marked as P by ...
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vote
2answers
568 views

Synchonizing time settings in dual-boot (Ubuntu & Windows XP)

I have installed dual-boot os Ubuntu 11.10 and Windows XP, but I have a problem with the time settings. When I set the time in Windows XP then it automatically changes the time settings in Ubuntu. ...
1
vote
2answers
4k views

Install Linux Mint on PC without bootable CD

Unfortunately my PC's CD drive is not bootable; I have such a mixture of SATA and IDE drives, so until I have more money to redo my controller setup, I can't boot from any cd. Currently, I have a DVD ...
0
votes
1answer
314 views

Prevent Win7 boot loader from taking over the WinXP boot loader

My setup: 1 physical hard drive (500gb divided equally into 2 partitions) Windows XP Partition (Current OS) Empty Partition where I will be installing Windows 7 My question is how do I prevent ...