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So, I want to do a win7/XP dual-boot. However, I am quite sure that after installing XP on new partition, it probably won't recognize installed win7 (if it does, correct me!) And so, I need a working boot-loader software that I would install after installing XP. Do you know of any?
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Fenixp: So, I want to do a win7/XP dual-boot. However, I am quite sure that after installing XP on new partition, it probably won't recognize installed win7 (if it does, correct me!) And so, I need a working boot-loader software that I would install after installing XP. Do you know of any?
Here's a good tutorial

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/8057-dual-boot-installation-windows-7-xp.html

I remember doing similar for Vista/XP dual boot, similar principals
Post edited January 13, 2011 by Lucibel
As for boot managers I can highy reccomend TeraByte BING. They will be releasing new version in a few days. It's not free but soft is worth it. Nominal price is 35$ but on bitsdujour you can buy it with constant 25% discount and if you'll be patient with 40% discount. For this you will receive: boot manager, partition manager and partition image tool. What rocks most (me of course): with boot manager you can decide which partition/logic disc will be visible depending on OS started. So you can just say: starting my XP I want to see only A, B partitions and starting Win7 A, D. Oh...I don't know how will user interface look in a new version - now it's a bit ..."old-fashined" :-). But let this not deceive you - soft is GREAT.
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Fenixp: So, I want to do a win7/XP dual-boot. However, I am quite sure that after installing XP on new partition, it probably won't recognize installed win7 (if it does, correct me!) And so, I need a working boot-loader software that I would install after installing XP. Do you know of any?
I went through this exact same process a while ago, with the help of Google and my fellow GOGers. Maybe my thread from back then can help you.
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Fenixp: So, I want to do a win7/XP dual-boot. However, I am quite sure that after installing XP on new partition, it probably won't recognize installed win7 (if it does, correct me!) And so, I need a working boot-loader software that I would install after installing XP. Do you know of any?
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Lucibel: Here's a good tutorial

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/8057-dual-boot-installation-windows-7-xp.html

I remember doing similar for Vista/XP dual boot, similar principals
It's actually working! Thanks :-)
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Fenixp: So, I want to do a win7/XP dual-boot. However, I am quite sure that after installing XP on new partition, it probably won't recognize installed win7 (if it does, correct me!) And so, I need a working boot-loader software that I would install after installing XP. Do you know of any?
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Wishbone: I went through this exact same process a while ago, with the help of Google and my fellow GOGers. Maybe my thread from back then can help you.
The guide got me trough, but thank you anyway :-)
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tburger: As for boot managers I can highy reccomend TeraByte BING. They will be releasing new version in a few days. It's not free but soft is worth it. Nominal price is 35$ but on bitsdujour you can buy it with constant 25% discount and if you'll be patient with 40% discount. For this you will receive: boot manager, partition manager and partition image tool. What rocks most (me of course): with boot manager you can decide which partition/logic disc will be visible depending on OS started. So you can just say: starting my XP I want to see only A, B partitions and starting Win7 A, D. Oh...I don't know how will user interface look in a new version - now it's a bit ..."old-fashined" :-). But let this not deceive you - soft is GREAT.
The software actually does look quite good, shame it's not freeware - I don't have money :D