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

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  1. Spen

    Spen New Member

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    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.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Mark H

    Mark H Honorable Member

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    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.
     
  3. unawave

    unawave New Member

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    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)
     
  4. jimbo45

    jimbo45 New Member

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

    cheers

    jimbo
     
  5. unawave

    unawave New Member

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

    Spen New Member

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    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}
    {f6ba2e06-0609-11de-b912-e26911930d0a}
    {ntldr}
    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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