Aren't you forgetting something?... He will need to copy over his 3 XP boot files into his "system" root, before he sees the entry for XP he creates with EasyBCD (or added automatically by the Win 7 setup) work...unless of course the process is different for Win 7 than Vista, which last time I checked, they are the same.Install XP ---> Install Win 7 ---> Add entry for XP with EasyBCD if it wasn't added. All done.
You will need to copy over your 3 XP boot files from C:/ (or whatever drive letter your XP drive is), instead of from C:/Program Files for example. Copy them over to whatever drive your "system" drive is...and put them in the "root" as well. That is simply what the "root" of a partition means.Thank you so much for your quick reply Coolname007! (The stupid newbie I am!) Can you please tell me where to find those 3 files, and then exactly where to copy them to? (To which folder, file?)
Thanks so much for your patience!
He is using Win 7, not Vista, though, Justin...Vista will write boot-code and if he doesn't changed his boot device and the installer picks up as it should he won't have that problem.
pdr: copy "boot.ini" (in Win 7, it would probably be seen simply as "Boot"), "ntldr", and "NTDETECT.COM" from D (just D, and not D:/Program Files, or whatever...) into C (and not C:/Program Files...etc.). Get the picture?I know that Xp's drive letter is D, and my 'system' is C. But I don' get what to copy and copy it where to! Sorry!
Did you unhide them first, using the instructions I gave in my last post? You may also need to scroll down in that window, before you see the files...When I double click on the drive (D) in Computer, this is what I see: AH CACHE Config Msi Documents and Settings Program files, Windows, etc. I don't know where those 3 files are!
Ok...so now open up EasyBCD, go to the Add/Remove Entries section, and under the Windows tab, select the "Windows Nt/2K/XP/2k3" (or something like that) option in the drop-down menu, and then click on the Add Entry button...done! Next, go to the View Settings section in EasyBCD, and post what you see there, so we can tell if the entry you created is pointed at C:/ instead of at D:/ and so forth.Wow, sorry, I am such an idiot, forgot to uncheck the ' hide operating system files' option. OK, I now copied those 3 files over to my 'system' root file. Now?
I just answered that question in my last post! :lol: Yes, I'm sorry, you will need to select the XP option, not the Longhorn one.Just one more thing quickly, I am currently working in Windows 7, which is my default OS, so should I not point at the 'Windows XP......' option? Not the 'Longhorn' option?