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Setup dual boot after installation?

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    XP vista w7 android

    Setup dual boot after installation?


    Had a dual-boot XP/W7 laptop... XP on partition 1, Win 7 on partition 2.

    I booted from a USB stick, reformatted partition 1 (XP) and installed Win 8 there. It did not setup a dual boot for me.

    I know I should have thought of this ahead of time (my bad), BUT... is there anyway, after the fact, to setup dual boot so I can use Win7 that is on partition 2?

    Any suggestions would be appreciated.... THX

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    Try this... EasyBCD Download Registration Page — NeoSmart Technologies link at bottom of page for non commercial free use....
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    Quote Originally Posted by DMHolt57 View Post
    Try this... EasyBCD Download Registration Page — NeoSmart Technologies link at bottom of page for non commercial free use....
    EasyBCD is really a must have prog.

    Any suggestions would be appreciated.... THX
    Manually add the Windows 7 entry pointing to the correct partition with EasyBCD
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    XP vista w7 android


    Thanks guys! I've used EasyBCD in the past. ...never thought of using it without boot manager/multi boot already working.

    I'll post the results...
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    XP vista w7 android


    EasyBCD did the trick... THANKS .

    Had to go into windows advanced startup options and choose Win7 as default before it would give me a boot menu, and it's the Win7 boot menu... but I can figure it out from here... I think!

    Thanks again for the suggestions....
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    Glad to know you made it !
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    Sofia
    Posts : 135
    XP, Win7, Win8_Eval


    Quote Originally Posted by vrosa View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by DMHolt57 View Post
    Try this... EasyBCD Download Registration Page — NeoSmart Technologies link at bottom of page for non commercial free use....
    EasyBCD is really a must have prog.

    Any suggestions would be appreciated.... THX
    Manually add the Windows 7 entry pointing to the correct partition with EasyBCD

    Visual BCD Editor - Windows 7/Vista creates boot loaders for all installed Windows OS automatically.
    No manual parameters (partitions, drives, GUIDs or whatever to specify) !

    Following Windows versions are supported:
    Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 7/8 to VHD installations.
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    Thanks Boyans for the link to VBCD.

    Will try later

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