Dual booting vista and windows 7, want to remove vista all together.


New Member
Alright, this is what's going on.

I installed vista on my harddrive, and then made a partition and installed windows 7 on it.

I no longer want vista, and just want windows 7.

How would I go about deleting vista all together, and just have windows 7?

If I make the windows 7 partition active, it won't boot.


Mark H

Honorable Member
You are aware, as of Aug 1, Windows 7 will stop working? I would leave vista as it is, unless you're going to reinstall later.


New Member
If I make the windows 7 partition active, it won't boot.
That's because the boot manager resides in the Vista partition.

Make your Windows 7 partition active.
Hide Vista partition (e.g. with Linux Ubuntu Live CD and "GParted") - or delete Vista partition
Boot from Windows 7 installation DVD and choose on second screen (after "language selection") "System repair function" (lower left corner menu)

Just FIXMBR and get rid of the other partitions via Control panel ==> administrative tools===>disk management




New Member
Are yuor sure ? "FIXMBR" fixes the Masterboot record of the hard disk - not the PBR (Partition boot record).


New Member
Alright, I installed VistaBootPro.

From what I am getting, vista holds my bootmanger.

So I went into bootpro, system bootloader, and installed the bootloader into my E drive (one with windows 7).

Made the vista drive not active, and I made the windows 7 drive active.

One I rebooted, it said something about could not find bootmang.

So I had to use gparted and flag the vista drive as boot again.

Also, this might help:

Windows Boot Manager
identifier {bootmgr}
device partition=C:
description Windows Boot Manager
locale en-US
inherit {globalsettings}
default {current}
resumeobject {f6ba2e04-0609-11de-b912-e26911930d0a}
displayorder {current}
toolsdisplayorder {memdiag}
timeout 30

Windows Boot Loader
identifier {current}
device partition=E:
path \Windows\system32\winload.exe
description Windows 7
locale en-US
inherit {bootloadersettings}
recoverysequence {f6ba2e06-0609-11de-b912-e26911930d0a}
recoveryenabled Yes
osdevice partition=E:
systemroot \Windows
resumeobject {f6ba2e04-0609-11de-b912-e26911930d0a}
nx OptIn
numproc 2
usefirmwarepcisettings No

Windows Boot Loader
identifier {f6ba2e06-0609-11de-b912-e26911930d0a}
device ramdisk=[E:]\Recovery\f6ba2e06-0609-11de-b912-e26911930d0a\Winre.wim,{f6ba2e07-0609-11de-b912-e26911930d0a}
path \windows\system32\winload.exe
description Windows Recovery Environment
inherit {bootloadersettings}
osdevice ramdisk=[E:]\Recovery\f6ba2e06-0609-11de-b912-e26911930d0a\Winre.wim,{f6ba2e07-0609-11de-b912-e26911930d0a}
systemroot \windows
nx OptIn
detecthal Yes
winpe Yes

Windows Legacy OS Loader
identifier {ntldr}
device partition=C:
path \ntldr
description Earlier Version of Windows

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