Please help , i want to konw how can i delete win vista from boot list ?

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  1. mo7dsa3ed

    mo7dsa3ed New Member

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    Hi everyone


    I have HP laptop with windows vista and i installed windows 7 on another partition (win 7 on d: 7 win vista on c:)
    i want to delete windows vista from boot list and delete windows vista finally without deleting windows 7 .
    i tried to delete windows vista by formatting c: but when i opened my laptop , it says no os found , so i want to is there anyway to delete windows vista without deleting windows 7 .


    Thanks everyone in advance .
    I really apreciate it, sorry 4 my bad english.
     
  2. reghakr

    reghakr Excellent Member

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    Go to Start < Run, and type msconfig and choose the Boot tab and delete the Vista entry

    You may have to go to the command prompt to delete all the Vista files if it is still listed as a system partition

    You can go to User Accounts in Control Panel and delete the account for Vista,..,.possibly.,
     
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    busydog New Member

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    If you are still having problems, VistaBootPro can be downloaded (Google-it) and it can easily remove Vista from the boot list.
     
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    Super Sarge New Member

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    Have run MSCONFIG then go to boot tab yo can then delete the VISTA Boot
     
  5. mo7dsa3ed

    mo7dsa3ed New Member

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    but what if i formatted the vista partition , will windows 7 boot file be deleted and it wont startup ?
    i tried previously to formatt the vista partition (1st installed windows ) and win 7 didnt start saying no os found .

    After doing what u said , how can i delete vista files without deleting win 7 boot file so after deleting vista , win 7 starts with me.

    Thanks 4 help guys.
     
  6. reghakr

    reghakr Excellent Member

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    Could you provide us with a screen shot of Disk management,.

    Go to Start > Run, and type diskmgmt, expand the window so all drives are visible, then hit the ALt + Print Screen button.

    Open Mspaint and paste in in ans save it as a jpg or png.
     
  7. mo7dsa3ed

    mo7dsa3ed New Member

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    Hi
    that is screenshot u asked
    [​IMG]


    Thanks alot in advance
     
  8. reghakr

    reghakr Excellent Member

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    I take no responsibilty for the suggestion below.

    Did you try all ythe suggestions above?

    I would boot to the Windows 7 partition, open a command prompt, change directory to the G: drive, the type format C:

    Since it's a system partition, it may ask you to force deleteion. Choose yes. This does not always work.
     
  9. mo7dsa3ed

    mo7dsa3ed New Member

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    Hi

    it doesnt work

    thanxx man
     
  10. SIW2

    SIW2 New Member

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    In Disk Management, rt click 7 partition and select Mark as Active.

    Boot the 7 dvd and run startup repair 3 times.
     
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    mo7dsa3ed New Member

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    Thanx very much , i will try this and tell u what happened later .
     
  12. mo7dsa3ed

    mo7dsa3ed New Member

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    Hi
    i did what u told me , first i made 7 partn. active and when i restareted the laptop , it said bootmgr missing . then i made startup repair , then it came back to normal letting me choose between windows 7 professional ( professional wasnot written before) and windows vista.
    and here is screenshot from disk management
    [​IMG]

    now what should i do to delete vista from boot list and all of its files from the partn.

    Thanxx alot man
     
  13. reghakr

    reghakr Excellent Member

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    SIW2,

    Great suggestion, but I have to ask, did you have to perform this yourself?

    There are programs out there, such as Wipe Drive which will wipe the drive using several passes

    I might suggest you buy another drive and if it hasn't been that long, reformat and simply do the Windows 7 insatll

    http://www.google.com/search?q=wipe+drive+download&rls=com.microsoft:*&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&startIndex=&startPage=1

    I can't take responsiblity for this either, but you can boot up with a Live Linux CD and wipe out the files in the Vista partition.

    This now may allow you to format or delete it.

    There are some free Paragon products that may help also.
     
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  14. SIW2

    SIW2 New Member

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    Hi mo7,

    Boot into 7.

    Type mcsonfig in start search - click it when it pops up.

    Under the Boot Tab, highlight Vista entry and Delete.

    In disk Management, rt click Vista partition and Delete.

    Have Fun.

    Reghakr - No, I never needed to do that.
     
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    Thanks alot , now i can boot from windows 7 and vista files are deleted.
    I appreciate that alot.
     
  16. SIW2

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    You're welcome.
     

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