Dual Boot into Earlier Version


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Parvardigar

I have Windows Xp.
A few months ago I installed the Beta Windows 7.
After the install I had a dual boot screen. I could 'boot to earlier
version of Windows'

What happend is this: I create this Norton Dos Boot Cd in Windows Xp.

I turned off the computer forgetting to remove this utility boot cd.
The next day I turned on the computer. There was a boot error. I
remembered the Cd. Removed it and rebooted.

The former boot screen 'Earlier Version of Windows' + 'Windows 7' was
missing.
The computer now boots directly into Windows 7. I no longer have the
dual boot ability.
Everything I work on is in Xp. The W7 is only a test Os.
How do I regain / recreate / return to the dual boot screen?

I need Xp to boot as normal.
I need to create a dual boot environment.
Thanks for any help.
John M
 
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Roy Smith

Parvardigar said:
I have Windows Xp.
A few months ago I installed the Beta Windows 7.
After the install I had a dual boot screen. I could 'boot to earlier
version of Windows'

What happend is this: I create this Norton Dos Boot Cd in Windows Xp.

I turned off the computer forgetting to remove this utility boot cd.
The next day I turned on the computer. There was a boot error. I
remembered the Cd. Removed it and rebooted.

The former boot screen 'Earlier Version of Windows' + 'Windows 7' was
missing.
The computer now boots directly into Windows 7. I no longer have the
dual boot ability.
Everything I work on is in Xp. The W7 is only a test Os.
How do I regain / recreate / return to the dual boot screen?

I need Xp to boot as normal.
I need to create a dual boot environment.
Thanks for any help.

Follow the steps listed on this page
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/919529. Although this is for Vista it
will work for Win7 since they use the same boot loader. You may not be
having the problems this particular article talks about. What you need
to do is add the WinXP line back into the boot loader, and that's just
what this article is showing you how to do.
 

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