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W7 + XP Dualboot issue

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So I have an HP G62-367DX laptop and it comes with windows7 home premium and I wanted to do a dual boot with XP as my DJing OS since it's extremely bare and lightwieght. So I deleted the recovery partition since I already burned the backups and use the 14 or so gigs for XP....
But
1.No drivers whatsoever
2.Only loads up XP when it's installed
3.No drivers = no internet but the main issue is that I cant go back to 7 at all for using as my w/e OS/web browsing.

I have read the guide on sevenforums but it says to use the windows7 disk to fix the issue..... I dont have a windows7 disk, just the 4 disks I had to make for my system that cant repair anything but can restore everything.

What should I do?
post #2 of 4
If you want to dual boot different OSes you always install the latest one first so the older OS picks up the bootmanager.

You will need to get a Windows 7 disk and open CMD on it an type the following:

Quote:
BootRec.exe/FixMBR
BootRex.exe/FixBoot
That will make the disk create the bootmanager for 7 again.

You can download a .iso (legally) for Windows 7 Home Premium and make a DVD which you can boot from here:

Quote:
Windows 7 Direct Download Links (ISO Files)

Windows 7 Home Premium x86[32-bit]
http://msft-dnl.digitalrivercontent..../X15-65732.iso

Windows 7 Home Premium x64[64-bit]
http://msft-dnl.digitalrivercontent..../X15-65733.iso
Hope you get it working
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You're actually supposed to install the OLDER OS first. Not the newer OS.
This is because the newer OS will be aware of the older OS's existance and will make its own boot manager. You want to be using the windows 7 boot manager when you're dual booting XP and W7, not the XP boot manager.

Perhaps XP is advanced enough to handle a boot manager with a newer OS installed before it, but this wouldn't work back around the 98/2k days.

This became common knowledge back when 2k came out and people wanted to dual boot 98 and 2k....if you installed 2k first and then 98, 98's boot sector would be unaware of what 2k even was, and would often overwrite it.

Also, another nice thing about doing older OS first is, if the older OS gets corrupted, of course you have to reinstall it, but as long as you have the W7 dvd, it will see that there should have been a dual boot sector and will repair it.

The ONLY benefit to trying to install the new OS first and the old OS second is, if the old OS gets corrupted, it won't stop the newer OS from booting.
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Originally Posted by sanders54 View Post
if you want to dual boot different oses you always install the latest one first so the older os picks up the bootmanager.

You will need to get a windows 7 disk and open cmd on it an type the following:



That will make the disk create the bootmanager for 7 again.

You can download a .iso (legally) for windows 7 home premium and make a dvd which you can boot from here:



Hope you get it working
thanks a zillion!!!!
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