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Hi guys,

I installed Windows 7 x64 originally on my system. I then later needed to install XP.

I used the shrink option in Disc Management on Windows 7 to create another partition for Windows XP to be installed on. I then installed XP on it.

Now when I boot up my system it boots directly into XP... There is no dual boot option for Win 7 and XP..

I tried the EasyBCD with no luck on the XP partition.

I cannot boot into Windows 7, I need that dual boot option please help!

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You do realize that windows 7 pro has a windows xp vm that you can use. You dont need a license for it if you have windows 7.

So for the problem at hand.....open msconfig, click the boot tab, do you see 1 or 2 boot options? If so, set the windows 7 as default and raise the timing on the boot time to like 15 seconds if it already is not.
If not, you need to boot to your windows 7 dvd and click repair. See if it finds your windows 7 load. Either way, click cancel and choose command prompt. Type bootrec /scanos and see if it finds your windows 7 there. If it does or doesnt I would do these commands anyways to see if it works.
bootrec /fixmbr
bootrec /fixboot

If the scanos does not find the install you probably have to backup your data on your windows 7 partitions and reinstall it.

Hope that helped.
Edited by UsedPaperclip - 6/14/11 at 6:52am
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