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#1
10-04-2010
Default How to set up a dual boot screen?

Hey guys. So I had recently installed windows 7 on my computer only to realize that it wouldn't play nice with my wifi card, so I decided to reinstall windows xp. I decided to partition my harddrive in half and keep both OS's. So now I have my C drive as win7 and G as winxp. The only problem is that when I installed windows xp, it basically takes over the boot and automatically loads into it and i don't get any dual boot screen at startup. Does anyone know how I would go about getting the dual boot screen?
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http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...dows-7-xp.html

Also, you should have a problem with your card. If it works with XP, it should work with 7. Try installing the drivers again.

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10-05-2010
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If you really want to keep both OS, you probably need to do a full reformat and repartition. In this order

(A) Reformat (full) and re-partition. Ideally you should zero out the Master Boot Record using a professional bootable partition manager, but this is optional.

(B) Install the newer OS first (Win7)

(C) Install the older OS second (XP)

The newer Windows Boot Manager usually cannot deal with a post-install partition re-allocation for a second OS.
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