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Multiple boot with XP

    Question

  • Is it possible that Windows 8 does not recognize XP for booting.

    After installing the developer preview I got the new boot screen with only W 8 and W 7.

    I forced in windows 7 an entry for XP with easybcd, and have again the win 7 boot with

    the 3 systems (win 7 twice!).

     

    Thursday, September 15, 2011 12:23 PM

Answers

  • Try making Windows 7 (or XP) be your default OS.  I believe that this may revert to the old boot loader which should recognize all three of your systems.
    Thursday, September 15, 2011 12:27 PM
  • Choosing WIndows 7 as the default OS (at least using the System control panel - Advanced system settings) results in the Windows 7 boot loader. I suggest you try that.

    Moreover, than you should be immune to bugs in Windows 8 boot loader or incompatibility, because you will be using stable code.

    Thursday, September 15, 2011 12:33 PM

All replies

  • Try making Windows 7 (or XP) be your default OS.  I believe that this may revert to the old boot loader which should recognize all three of your systems.
    Thursday, September 15, 2011 12:27 PM
  • Choosing WIndows 7 as the default OS (at least using the System control panel - Advanced system settings) results in the Windows 7 boot loader. I suggest you try that.

    Moreover, than you should be immune to bugs in Windows 8 boot loader or incompatibility, because you will be using stable code.

    Thursday, September 15, 2011 12:33 PM