Windows 7 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)


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




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