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    how to sort win7 dual boot

    i installed win7 on a spare drive this afternoon,

    drive 1 = xp
    drive 2 = 7
    drive 3 = data
    drive 4 = temp raid 0


    if i turn on the pc on it looks to the xp drive as it should and boots straight to xp without a boot manager.

    if i use the F8 to let me select the boot manager and pick drive 2 for win7 i get the insert system disk error,

    it turns out the boot loader for win7 is on drive 3 so i have to pick that to boot win7, but theres no dual boot option.


    question is, how to i get the boot manager onto drive 1 and giving me the dual boot option on startup ?

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    Re: how to sort win7 dual boot

    Quote Originally Posted by GoNz0 View Post
    i installed win7 on a spare drive this afternoon,

    drive 1 = xp
    drive 2 = 7
    drive 3 = data
    drive 4 = temp raid 0


    if i turn on the pc on it looks to the xp drive as it should and boots straight to xp without a boot manager.

    if i use the F8 to let me select the boot manager and pick drive 2 for win7 i get the insert system disk error,

    it turns out the boot loader for win7 is on drive 3 so i have to pick that to boot win7, but theres no dual boot option.


    question is, how to i get the boot manager onto drive 1 and giving me the dual boot option on startup ?
    hey,
    why not use easybcd?
    link

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    Re: how to sort win7 dual boot

    I've just put 7 on, and it gives me the dual boot screen the same as vista did.
    drive 1-xp
    drive 2-7
    drive 3-data

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    Re: how to sort win7 dual boot

    filbert, i picked the wrong drive as the main one, hence this thread, lodore, i will look at that thanks, i had a bash with vistabootPRO last night and couldnt get that working either

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