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Dual Boot: XP and Win 7??

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i have a question to you guys i just installed XP just to play some older games as they dont work on windows 7 but i cant seem to get back to win7??

on boot up it doesnt asks me which operating system i want to start it just starts loading XP?? does any of u guys know whats wrong??
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With windows 7 you can run a virtual version of XP from within windows 7. It's kind of like remote desktop. Idk how its performance with games would be though.
You download the package from microsoft and enable virtualisation in BIOS and run it like any application.
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You have to install XP THEN 7


You may can go into MSConfig and enable the 7 install
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You need to assign a drive letter to the 100MB Windows 7 partition (Do this from Disk Management (Right click my computer then click manage then Disk Management in the left hand column)). Then use EasyBCD to write a new MBR. You tell the utility which drive XP is on and which 7 is on and then it should write a new MBR so you can dual boot both systems.
Edited by TheSchlaf - 3/31/11 at 8:38am
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Win 7 XP virtualization isn't made for games, I forget what GPU it emulates but nothing impressive
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DOwnload EasyBCD and add a boot option for W7 as from what Im reading, You had W7 on then installed WinXP. Which means WinXP's bootloader took over W7's and now it wont read. So with EasyBCD, You can just add a boot option for W7. Or just go through MSCONFIG or personally edit the BOOT.INI file. All ways work.
    
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