Installing Windows 7 and Windows XP Pro RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have Windows XP Pro running in a hard drive, and I installed Windows 7 in a second hard drive thinking in having at the end a dual boot menu. Nevertheless, only Windows 7 appears in the boot menu and I can't have access to my Windows XP Pro installation. What can I do to fix this problem? I thought that the fact that I am using two different hard drives would protect me from problems. I would appreciate very much your help. Regards,


    Friday, January 7, 2011 12:37 AM


  • Hi,


    Can you see “Earlier version of Windows” option on boot Screen?


    If there is no option on boot screen, try to edit bcedit by following command in Windows 7:


    For example, Windows XP is install on driver C:


    1 Run “command prompt” as an administrator


    2 Input the command:

    bcdedit /create {ntldr} /d "Windows XP"

    bcdedit /set {ntldr} device partition=C:

    bcdedit /set {ntldr} path \ntldr

    bcdedit /displayorder {ntldr} /addlast


    3 Restart PC


    Hope it helps.



    Leo   Huang

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    • Marked as answer by Leo Huang Monday, January 10, 2011 2:54 AM
    Friday, January 7, 2011 5:51 AM