Vista dissapeared after installing 7

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  1. Monster

    Monster New Member

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    Hi all,
    This is my frist post.

    I had 2 OS (windows XP and Vista) each on different partition. I installed windows 7 accidently :eek: on the same partition that has the Vista OS. Now when I boot my PC I cannot see the Vista OS "It shows only (XP & 7) :frown:.
    If there is any way to have my Vista back, please tell me
    your help is highly appreciated :eek:.
     
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    os

    did you install W7 over or in the same place as vista?
     
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    kemical Windows Forum Admin
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    Hi monster,
    so are you saying that you installed 7 over the top of vista? You might have to create a new partition to re-install vista to..
    Aplogies if I've misread your post..
     
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    Dear gaz & kemical
    Thank you for your help


    - windows XP in partitiont D
    - windows Vista in Partition C

    while I was running the XP OS I used the windows 7 upgrade CD and installed 7 in partition C.
     
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    Hi Monster,
    thanks for updating..
    If you want to run vista then you'll need to create another partition and install it into there.. The other one is lost although when you installed 7 if you used the 'upgrade' method then you might be able to get into the windows.old file and see whats there...
     
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    Hi Kemical,

    Thank you very much for your support.

    Now, If I re-install Vista in another partition, will I be able to run the programs (for example the Office 2007 ) which were in the previous Vista?
    If no, is there any way to access my programs without need to re-install everything?
     
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    Hi monster,
    I would imagine that you'll have to re-install stuff like that.. Like I said above though, if you check your 7 partition you should be able to find the windows.old file (which will be your vista installation) as you did say that you had upgraded rather than did a clean install... This might contain some stuff you can salvage but until you look I'm not sure what..
     

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