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    Unable to install XP following install of W7

    Prior to your last post, from within C W7 SSD, I deleted the XP entry and then added it again. The files in question in C W7 SSD and F W7 HDD were all overwritten at that time. The files in L XPPro were unchanged. I have now copied the boot.ini file from F W7 HDD to C W7 SSD and all three...
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    Unable to install XP following install of W7

    Drive C - SSD W7 - NST folder the only file present is ntldr. The file ntdetet.com is present in the root. Drive F - HDD W7 - boot.ini in the root. Drive L - XPPro - ntldr, ntdetect.com and boot.ini are present in the root - as confirmed previously. I'm as certain as I can be that I added an...
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    Unable to install XP following install of W7

    I obviously misunderstood some guidance notes which refer to 'Installing Windows XP after Windows 7 or Windows Vista' and then create a dual boot set-up: Since I already had a dual boot system set up and I was trying to add a further OS I obviously followed them too literally. I selected the XP...
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    Unable to install XP following install of W7

    Thank you again. From within XP I installed Net 2 Framework SP1 and then installed EasyBCD. On running EasyBCD I got an error message I booted from W7, and for better or worse, in EasyBCD on the Bootloader Setup page selected 'install the Windows Vista/7 bootloader to the MBR' and then 'write...
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    Unable to install XP following install of W7

    I wasn't aware of the issue with Restore but to be honest I've never used it and relied on creating back-ups with Acronis. I was tempted to do so with W7 because it could be useful and more certain to retain alignment on the SSD so I'll have a few more reads of the item you linked to. If Restore...
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    Unable to install XP following install of W7

    Many thanks to you guys for all the help, patience and tolerance. My only excuse is rapidly advancing old age. I repeatedly tried using F6 and a USB FDD, which surprisingly worked OK during installation, but wasn't able to install XP. Eventually I just specified the one file for ICH10R - ACHI...
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    Unable to install XP following install of W7

    I thought it must be possible to un-install - Thanks for the info. I've started checking out the links in your sig. Unfortunately the more I read I begin to suffer from overload. Some interesting references: My CD is streamlined with SP2 and installed OK to an earlier PC with SATA HDD's so I...
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    Unable to install XP following install of W7

    Thanks Terry - I think. If I understand you correctly once you've installed EasyBCD you're stuck with it ?. I must have missed that when researching EasyBCD I'm sure I saw reference to un-installing it somewhere on the Forum. Not a lot of point in doing so if you can't boot into an operating...
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    Unable to install XP following install of W7

    I have three disks in total - 2 x HDD and 1 x SSD. Following advice kindly received Two copies of W7 32 - problems - The NeoSmart Forums I successfully installed two copies of W7 32 bit, one to the SSD and the second to one of the HDD's. They worked OK and EasyBCD gave me the choice of booting...
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    Two copies of W7 32 - problems

    I checked the VolumeID's for the SSD and the HDD and they were not the same. I disconnected the SSD and restored the Image of the SSD to the HDD. Booted immediately from W7 Recovery CD and selected 'Repair Startup'. The subsequent details suggested nothing needed/had been corrected. Booted from...
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    Two copies of W7 32 - problems

    You guys put certain other 'Support' Forums to shame :) I checked in Acronis and cloning a disk means literally cloning the whole disk. The SSD is partitioned although that isn't much of a problem. The potential destination HDD is 1 TB and is partitioned, holds a lot of data as well as a...
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    Two copies of W7 32 - problems

    Thanks CG My intention was to try and have a spare W7 OS on the HDD to which I could restore a copy, possibly an earlier copy, of the OS on the SSD. I'm coming to the conclusion, for various reasons, this could be much trickier than I'd hoped. In principle I originally had this working by...
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    Two copies of W7 32 - problems

    Many thanks CG Prior to reading your post I disconnected the SSD and tried to boot from the HDD. It didn't really succeed and after a minute or more a clear blue screen informed me that the copy of W7 was not 'valid' - having paid over £100, it certainly is - W7 HP Retail. I would have...
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    Two copies of W7 32 - problems

    Apologies if this is a bit long but I thought it might be helpful to explain how I got to where I am. I installed W7 to the first partition of an internal HDD. I used Acronis True Image 11 to create an Image of the OS - apps etc which were all installed to the first partition. I partitioned an...
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