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Installing Windows XP after Windows 7 (Dual boot)

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Old 03-02-2009
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Installing Windows XP after Windows 7 (Dual boot)
  

After being frenzy about the debut of Windows 7 beta 1 you formatted your hard drive and deleted the copy of Windows XP that was installed?

Do not worry, we have prepared for you a "fresh" geek guide. A guide by which you will find out how to install Windows XP after Windows 7 and to have the two operating systems on one computer (using the dual boot, of course).

Nevertheless, take less than an hour of free time and get to work. The tutorial is waiting for you after the jump!
  1. Log on to the Computer Management (you can do it comfortably through the start menu);

  2. Select Disk Management (in the menu located to the left of the Window);

  3. Right-click on the partition to "shrink" to install XP, and select "Shrink Volume" from the context menu;

  4. Enter the number of MB to be used to install Windows XP in the "Enter the amount of space to shrink in MB (recommended 4.000MB) and click Shrink;

  5. Restart your PC;

  6. Insert the installation of Windows XP in the drive and the computer to boot from it;

  7. Follow the wizard and set the destination space partitioned;

  8. Insert the installation of Windows 7 (or a disk) in the player and the computer to boot from it;

  9. Select "System Recovery" followed by "Startup Repair";

  10. Reboot the PC and log on to Windows 7;

  11. Install and start VistaBootPro;

  12. Ignore the request for the creation of backup files;

  13. Go to the menu "Diagnostics -> Run Diagnostics";

  14. The emergence of new entries in the operating systems that will present in VistaBootPro, click the Apply updates;

  15. Restart your PC.
Mission accomplished! It been tough, but now you can finally enjoy a perfect dual boot between Seven and the dear old XP.

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Re: Installing Windows XP after Windows 7

I am in this situation: I have the dual boot XP and seven, but in the coming days I will have farmattare XP partition and then install it again. What is not clear in the guide is: when you install XP, and made the recovery of Seven why VistaBootPro installed? Seven has the dual boot ... I look forward to a clarification.

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Re: Installing Windows XP after Windows 7

I had the pc in dualboot vista + xp
I formatted partition xp
and over there I installed seven

TIME TO PART SEVEN AUTOMATICALLY
without asking me if I want to view

how can I fix it?
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Re: Installing Windows XP after Windows 7

I do not want to go back to xp... but restore dualboot VISTA + SEVEN

Spent hours on my computer but it only starts SEVEN automatically. I am therefore not able to choose between VISTA and SEVEN.

I hope to be more clear and to receive some advice to remedy
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