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    4 Star Lounger Jagworld's Avatar
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    I want to install XP backup into new win7 pc as dual boot?

    No alarm ness as I haven't done anything yet.

    Using Easyus todo backup & Easyus partition master..... or any other good suggestion:

    I'll made a partition after the win 7 OS and then restore XP os backup into it, that will mess up the boot config I'm sure so is there a good 3rd party boot system to use so I can boot into what ever configuration I want to after that ?
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    You very well may not see the XP alternative by doing things that way.

    First it is much easier to install old OS's prior to new OS's. If you restore an Image of XP as a dual boot with an existing Win 7 OS, perhaps you can use EasyBCD to add the XP OS to the MBR. This might allow the boot to see both OS's.

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    4 Star Lounger Jagworld's Avatar
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    The issue/problem:
    The new PC came with win 7 pro installed, and no DVD.

    scenario;
    I'll make a partition and as example it'll be F:

    If I backed win 7 up (and it's C: ) to my external USB drive and then formatted to restore a XP backup to C:, I don't know how to re-install a win 7 backup to a different partition (say F: ) and the boot MBR area see it to have a menu without a 3rd party boot manager.

    Any comments help ?

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    It might be worth just leaving Win 7 as is and restoring the XP Image to the partition you created, then use EasyBCD to add XP to the MBR. This might work, and you only loose about 10 to 15 minutes if it does not work.
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