Installing Windows XP on a computer with Windows 7
This article discusses how to install Windows XP on a computer that already has Windows 7 and the steps necessary to create a dual-boot configuration, when you start your computer can use the menu select the operating system to boot.
Certainly more correct sequence is to install the Windows version of the younger to the older. But what do you do if Windows 7 is already installed, and you need to install Windows XP.
If you install Windows XP after Windows 7, lost the ability to download a newer operating system. When you install an earlier version of the Windows installation program overwrites all data in the master boot record (MBR), boot sector, and the boot files. Earlier versions of Windows are not compatible with the new method of downloading a new system. In particular, Windows 7 uses a new BCD store. This store contains a boot menu and all the information about the operating systems that are installed on your computer. Consequently, the Boot.ini file from an earlier version of the Windows operating system can not be used to run it.
Installing Windows XP does not particularly stand out and would dwell on this question makes no sense. Naturally when you install, you must specify a partition, which was prepared in advance.
After installing the Windows XP operating system no choice at startup or, respectively, the ability to download Windows 7 will not.
Windows 7 boot repair in Windows XP
To restore the Windows 7 installation disc, you need to use Windows 7.
Insert the Windows 7 installation disc, locate it in your file bootsect.exe BOOT.
Contents of the folder BOOT Windows 7 installation disc:
Please note that the path to bootsect.exe - F: \ boot \ bootsect.exe. In your case instead of the letter F will be owned by the drive CD - DVD
Start a command prompt, click Start - Run box, type cmd. After the prompt, type the following command F: \ boot \ bootsect.exe / nt60 all
Stroke command bootsect:
The result of the command will restore the MBR of Windows 7 and the boot code that transfers control to the Windows Boot Manager 7.
After a restart I had the boot menu:
1. Earlier Version of Windows
2. Proper Windows 7
In this case, the Earlier Version of Windows yavletsya not direct command run XP, and a menu for all older versions of Windows, installed on your computer. (Yes! It may be that))) I have for example, are constantly Windows 7 and XP, as well as sometimes testing a different assembly.
03-02-2011 06:24 PM