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    Windows 7/XP dual boot

    Hi,

    Just wanted to ask this before I preced, I am about to dual boot Windows 7 and Windows XP. Once the windows 7 RC expires, how do I go about un dual booting my PC so that only XP remains?

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    Dan.

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    How to Uninstall and Remove Windows 7 or Vista Leaving Windows XP on Dual Boot System

    http://www.mydigitallife.info/2009/0...l-boot-system/

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    I think you will need to edit the boot.ini file to do this. Google for boot.ini tutorial or smt simular.

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    Vista/7 uses a new boot loader and boot.ini doesn't do anything anymore.

    See this for more info on setting up your dual boot:

    http://apcmag.com/the_definitive_dua...stepbystep.htm

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    How do you clean up your boot loaders, without destroying anything ?

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    There's actually no need to dual boot with XP and 7, as 7 will offer an "XP mode" feature that will allow you to both launch and XP virtual machine and run XP applications on your desktop.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thomasfrank09 View Post
    There's actually no need to dual boot with XP and 7, as 7 will offer an "XP mode" feature that will allow you to both launch and XP virtual machine and run XP applications on your desktop.
    This is only in the Professional version, which many home users will not be using. Also this virtualization mode won't allow for video acceleration; meaning if you want to play old games, dual booting with XP is still the way to go.

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    Also worth mentioning that XP mode will be a add-on for Windows7 and it's currently not released and as far as I know, no release date has been set it will also be a download.


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