Robustness mending dual boot Windows 7 & XP Pro ?

#1
Hi guys,

I have installed a dual boot the wrong way round :frowning: :shame:

I installed XP on Partition 2, then messed it up by installing Windows 7 on Parttition 1, so that there is no XP boot loaders etc. (i.e. did not run custom install)

In everyone's opinion what's better & reliable ?...
Shall I reinstall XP and then W7, from scratch - or is it just as robust to alter the W7 boot to include NTLDR etc?


If it's just as robust to alter the W7 boot, is there a FAQ to describe the installation? :wtf:

Thanks
 
#2
Hello Chocalate, welcome to NST.
Robustness aside, I want to say, you did fine by installing W7 after XP, and that's the way it should be...newer OSes after older OSes.
All you got to do now is download [thread=642]EasyBCD 2.0[/thread], run it, add an XP entry, and let it auto-configure, and you'll have your dual-boot.

Cheers.

Jake

P.S. First link in my sig is the FAQs.
 
#3
Thanks Jake

:smile:


Appreciated.

FWIW, the documentation link in EasyBCD is really good, and I apologise for not reading it well enough before messaging here.

In particular, my problems were resolved by noting:
(In configuring the bootloader) This is not necessarily the drive that the Operating System is installed to! because at one point I was trying to change the wrong partitition!
All is good now, but I've more to learn.

Thanks

Choc
 

mqudsi

Mostly Harmless
Staff member
#4
Hey Choc,

We all have loads to learn, so that's quite OK :smile:
A lot of effort went into the documentation, so it should contain at least some nuggets of intel that'll make your life a bit easier :wink: