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W7 RTM over-wrote XP loader?

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by TRS-80 vet, Jan 14, 2011.

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    I have 3x boot:
    Windows (XP) on partition 1
    Linux swap space on partition 2
    Linux on partition 3
    W7 new install on partition 4

    After installing, I restored GRUB correctly.

    Before I installed W7, I could choose Windows from GRUB boot menu, and XP booted. SINCE I installed W7, GRUB still does the loading like it should, with a twist...

    If I NOW choose Windows from GRUB boot menu, I don't get XP, but I get a WINDOWS loader, with W& or XP to choose from. Both choices load properly.

    So here's the problem... If I like W7, and activate it, what will happen if I wipe the XP partition? Will I be able to 'Repair W7 loader', with W7 on partition 4?
     
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