methods to install a second operating system on the computer differ in detail, but are subject to a general algorithm.In this case, the installed Windows XP on a computer with an already installed WIndows 7.
- - a computer that meets the minimum requirements for Microsoft Windows XP and Windows 7;
- - installed OS Windows 7;
- - installation disk Windows XP
Click "Start" to enter the main menu system and go to "Control Panel".
Select the item "System and Security" and go to "Create and format hard disk partitions" for your administrative section WIndows XP.
Call service menu right click on the partition selected for the creation of the installation section Windows XP, and then click "Shrink Volume."
Enter the desired number of megabytes for the new volume in the "size of compressed space (MB)" dialog box "Compress drive:", and then click OK to complete the command.
Insert the Windows XP CD into the drive and restart the computer.
Specify "Loading a CD / DVD drive" in the Setup menu.
Specify created partition to install the operating system in the next dialog box.
Wait for the installation and log (available only Windows XP).
Download and install the .Net Framrwork 2.0 and EasyBCD.
EasyBCD Open the application and select Add / Remove Entries from the menu left side of the application.
Specify the type of operating system Windows NT / 2k / XP / 2k3 in the Type field and the name of the bootable system in the field Name (for example, Microsoft Windows XP).
Click Add Entry and wait for the new operating system in the list of the OS for download.
Click the Save button in the upper right corner of the window to save the changes made in the system.
Click Manage Bootloader in the left menu and raise the flag on the field Reinstall the Vista Bootloader for the normal functioning of both operating systems.
Press Write MBR and close the application EasyBCD to complete the operation.
Restart the computer.Selecting an operating system to work performed by the standard Windows Boot Manager, and only depends on the user.
When you format a disk, all data contained on it are removed!
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