How to Add XP and Vista/Windows7 on One Computer

Posted by tech master  |  at  3:50 PM 9 comments

In this post i will be discussing about adding 2 Operating System i.e. XP & Vista/Windows 7 on one single Computer*


Tools Required

1. EasyBCD 1.7.2
2. Windows XP Bootable CD
3. Microsoft .Net Framework 2.0

Recently I upgraded to Windows 7 RC from my XP and experienced the latest features what Microsoft has to offer in their new Version of Windows. I found every aspect of Windows 7 better than XP except for a few software’s which are not compatible with Windows 7 as of now, so I wanted my XP back but I also liked Windows 7 which has so many features which XP doesn’t offer. So it was this requirement of mine which pushed me to get both the OS’s on one system.

So here’s a very easy & small tutorial which will guide on how to add Windows XP assuming that Vista/Windows 7 already installed.

Step 1
Free Some Space for the Installation of XP(20 GB Recommended), I would suggest you empty the drive. Do Not use the same drive where Vista/Windows 7 is installed.

Step 2

Insert your Windows XP CD and Restart your computer.

Step 3
Follow the instructions to Install XP, make sure you don’t install both the OS on a single drive.

Step 4
Once your installation completes, XP will boot up. Now what we are going to do is add Vista/Windows 7 Boot Loader so that at the time of Booting, we are able to see both the Operating Systems and choose according to our wish. So once XP is up and running, install .Net Framework and EasyBCD 1.7.2.

Step 5
Launch EasyBCD 1.7.2, Click On the Add/Remove Entries Tab(see image below)












In the “Add an Entry” section, change the Drive in the dropdown menu from C:\ to the drive where you have installed XP. Change Type to “Windows NT/2k/XP/2k3″, and the Name to “Microsoft Windows XP”. Then click “Add Entry” and “Save”.

Step 6

Then click on the Manage Bootloader Tab, make sure that “Reinstall the Vista Bootloader” is selected then click on “Write MBR” tab(see image below) after that restart your system.

On Reboot, you will be able to see both the Operating Systems, choose according to your wish.



Tagged as:

About the Author

Write admin description here..

Get Updates

Subscribe to our e-mail newsletter to receive updates.

Share This Post

Related posts

9 comments:

  1. Along with this we can add Linux as a New os ..

    ReplyDelete
  2. hey i like your gigs post your gigs on gigme5.com there traffic is too good and you will find more opportunities there for marketing your gigs.

    ReplyDelete
  3. wow... basicaly it is easy to do that. I tought it was difficult. Thanks for noticing me. I prefer to install multi/different OS on single PC using VMWare...including Wn 7 and Mac

    ReplyDelete
  4. I want Exchange my website link with you.my website adress is www.indianhubs.com

    ReplyDelete
  5. Vista is useless compared to Win 7 and Xp! :)

    ReplyDelete
  6. Good job I think this is very useful information for everyone. Thank you for your kind sharing and keep the action in the future.

    Administration Resume Templates

    ReplyDelete
  7. I have use this trick and windows 7 is there.

    ReplyDelete
  8. naturally like your web site however you have to test the spelling
    on quite a few of your posts. Many of them are rife with spelling problems
    and I find it very troublesome to tell the reality then again I will surely come
    back again.

    Here is my web blog :: thanatopsis

    ReplyDelete

What they says

Copyright © 2013 Techsense. WP Theme-junkie converted by BloggerTheme9
Blogger template. Proudly Powered by Blogger.| Distributed by Rocking Templates
back to top