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Old January 8th, 2011, 04:25 PM
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Dual booting XP and Windows 7

I have three hard drives in my computer. One has XP Pro, one has Windows 7 Ultimate and the third one is for storage.
I originally only had XP Pro installed, and then when I decided to install Windows 7 I disconnected the XP Pro drive, and when Windows 7 was finished installing I reconnected the XP Pro drive.
In My Computer I can see all three drives.
I would like to be able to switch boot drives upon restart without going into the BIOS to make the change everytime I'd like to boot into Windows 7 or XP.
I would appreciate whatever help somebody here can offer as to how I can accomplish that.
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Old January 9th, 2011, 01:35 AM
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Use you Windows 7 cd to do a startup repair. That might see the other OS and fix the bootmgr to offer both OSs. Might not though, but worth a try.

Put in the Windows 7 DVD and restart
select the language then click Repair my Computer
Select startup repair and let it do its thing.

Let us know if that works.
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Old January 9th, 2011, 02:31 AM
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Thanks for your reply, but after doing some Googling I found out Easy BCD could create a dual boot menu for me. I installed Easy BCD on Windows 7, added Windows XP to the boot menu and restarted my computer. A screen came up that gave me the choice as to which OS I wanted to boot to.
Problem solved, thanks again.
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Old January 9th, 2011, 04:43 AM
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Great. Thanks for the response.
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Old January 9th, 2011, 03:10 PM
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I also tried a neat little program called iReboot that sits in the system tray, and you can choose from within whatever operating system you're on which OS to reboot to. It skips the boot manager screen when you reboot.
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