How to dual boot Windows XP and Windows 7 (XP installed first)
James Bannan14 January 2009, 10:00 AM
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Got your hands on the Windows 7 beta and want to dual boot it alongside Windows XP? Here's our step-by-step tutorial to get you up and running with Microsoft's latest OS.
If you used the GParted LiveCD to shrink the XP partition, you'll need to reboot the system from the Windows 7 install DVD. If you've used DISKPART then you just need to click "Install now" and continue the installation. There will be two install options - Upgrade and Custom - select Custom.
Once the install gets to the install location, there should be at least two options: a partition marked as Primary and Unallocated space. Select the unallocated space and click Next. The install will then commence.
The Windows 7 boot manager will take over the system completely.