Make A Windows Xp Vhd Boot From Windows 7 BootloaderFeb 24, 2009
Is it possible to make a windows xp vhd boot from windows 7 bootloader ?
I need a how to if it's possible.
Is it possible to make a windows xp vhd boot from windows 7 bootloader ?
I need a how to if it's possible.
Here's my setup:
Corrupt Vista install on Primary HD
Win 7 (and soon to be Linux and maybe XP) on a second.
I want to be able to take out the primary hd to move it to a NAS unit and just have the second hd in. Problem is, the current bootloader is on the Vista drive. I need to know if there is a way to move this to the Win 7 HD without having to reinstall Win 7 at this time, though I know I will have to when it is released.
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So, anyone have any idea how to repair this mess ?
i currently have a hdd with vista and Windows 7 on it
vista was on it originally and i shrunk this partition to allow me to put 7 on
my question is, when i come to delete vista, will the computer boot straight into Windows 7?
does Windows 7 have its own bootloader or do i need to do some sort of transfer?
have a Dell Inspirion 1525 with Windows 7 RC dual booting with MacOS 10.5.8 on two separate partitions on one 160GB drive.
Windows 7 has been running great since installing on release day, this morning after i turned my laptop on, i got to the Windows bootloader, selected Windows 7, it then goes to a blank screen with the hard drive light constantly on. left it for about 10 minutes, nothing.
my MacOS install on the second partition still works 100%.
i tried a few things, startup repair from the Win 7 install DVD, it sees my Win 7 install on C: but gave an error saying it couldn't fix, the error report mentioned something about "startuprepairoffline" & "NoOSinstalled".
then tried a system restore from the disk, says it couldn't find any restore points (?!)
then tried to fix the mbr via recovery console, says it did the fix, but still won't boot.
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My work laptop that has pointsec (disk encryption) on it, which is the first thing that loads.
If I was to install Windows 7 onto a external usb HD, would it overwrite the bootloader on the internal laptop HD?
Should I go into the Bios and try to disable the internal drive (not sure i can get to the bios)?
Ive been using a hard disk with XP Pro installed first partition and Vista Ult installed second partition. Yesterday I installed Win 7 Home premium on first partition where XP was installed. During installation I deleted the first partition and created new one for the win 7 installation. Obviously XP is gone, dont care.
Win 7 is booting fine. Problem is I cant boot from Vista which is in second partition D. No vista entry on bootloader. PC boots from Win 7 straight away. I used easyBCD to add vista entry but no luck.
QUESTION: How to get my Vista back?
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Disk0: Hard drive
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