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Right, so I'll make this quick. I installed Windows 7 and successfully ran it without any issues for a few days. But then, I installed the Ethernet drivers for my network card so I could use the net, and then.......XP refused to load once again oOoO It came to the loading bit, but then froze there :( The only way I could boot was if I used safe mode. Fortunately though, my second XP was still functional, so I installed BCDEdit on it, and removed the W7 entry from the boot menu and then, the failed XP booted without a hitch.

This is like, the second time that BCD loader has crapped up my previous XP installs. Is there something wrong with my HD? Looks like I won't be dual-booting any OSes for a while now.
 

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did the system actually connect to the web?
 

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im thinking it was probably just a driver conflict between them, but i dont see anyway the w7 partition would be able to affect the xp partition was it the same driver you used on your xp or was it a vista driver? Anyway you have two copys of xp on your computer, isnt that just a little bit overkill.
 

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netbooting is a bios function and doesn't require anything in the bootloader.
 

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Only on the computer which contains the installed windows, that you are netbooting from.
 

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Easy, but expensive solution...


Buy another computer or laptop for the sole purpose of using windows 7. Really, I'm not being a smart ass. >_>
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Wait for the official release?
 

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Easy, but expensive solution...


Buy another computer or laptop for the sole purpose of using windows 7. Really, I'm not being a smart ass. >_>
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Wait for the official release?
uhh...the 1st solution isn't all that suitable :p

But yeah, I'll wait for Vista SP2 or W7 SP1 to come out. Seems like the only way I'll be able to use these is if I ditch dual-boot and upgrade completely to the new OS :(

Anyway, thanks for the input guys :)
 

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Don't care about the release :p
 

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considering majority wise windows 7 is better when Vista SP2....
 
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