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7 beta and XP pro

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by padutch, Aug 13, 2009.

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  1. padutch

    padutch Thread Starter

    Sep 1, 2001
    just downloaded 7 beta. have a couple questions. first is will it fit on a cd or do I need a dvd to put it on? Second is I have 2 HDs, both have XP pro on them. C and F. If I make a partition on F for my 7 will this change my boot.ini other then to add 7? I am used to the boot.ini in XP pro and hope it doesn't change.
  2. fairnooks

    fairnooks Banned

    Oct 1, 2007
    First part, you need a DVD, its over 2 gigs.

    Second part I'm not sure. I haven't done it but it should ask you where you want to put 7 and if you want dual or triple boot with the other OS installations and take it from there. 7 may want to put the bootloader on its partition though so that's something to consider for the future. I use EasyBCD so I'm not as familiar directly with boot.ini and would defer to anyone else with more specifics.
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