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    Triple Boot-XP,Vista and Windows 8

    Triple Boot Help


    I had just installed windows xp on a new partition formatted on NTFS. After the installation i am now unable to access my other operating systems which are vista and 8 as the boot selector doesn't even show and it boots straight into xp. The picture shows that the windows xp drive is now the boot drive and the original vista drive is the system drive. I believe that the vista drive held the boot file which provided the dual-boot at the time. I do not know how to get the vista boot loader to run and hooader. Any help appreciated
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    Hello. Could you please fill out your specs using speccy in my sig? And have you tried EasyBCD?
    EasyBCD - Take control of your boot loader | NeoSmart Technologies
    Go to step 7 in this tutorial in the bottom section, and see if that works.
    Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP - Windows 7 Forums
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    Posts : 19
    Triple Boot-XP,Vista and Windows 8


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    Add a new boot entry for Vista and 8.
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    Triple Boot-XP,Vista and Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by 714 View Post
    Add a new boot entry for Vista and 8.
    I can't-i used easybcd and found that there wasn't actually an entry for XP-i added XP entry and rebooted but when I did I got invalid boot.ini error-can you give me a detailed set of instructions that I can use after I install a new windows XP-also easybcd doesn't have an 8 option so should I use the vista/7 option--thanks
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    Triple Boot-XP,Vista and Windows 8


    So that should definately restore my windows 8 and vista installations-right?????
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    Umm. No. You'll have to completely reinstall them. Unless you can get an expert to help you. EasyBCD usually works, but in your case it didn't.
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    Triple Boot-XP,Vista and Windows 8


    I might try to get windows 8 setup usb to start automatic repair then if I can do that I should be able to finish the job from win8
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    I use dualbootpro. Easy, very easy. $10. Dual Boot Windows 8 with 7 | Booting Editor | Dual Boot PRO
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