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Windows 7: How to Uninstall W7 When In A Multi-Boot

23 Nov 2008   #11
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

Hi peter

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I installed mine from within XP so I could control which drive letters Windows used and it was quick and easy.
this probably means you are actually using the XP loader - I assumed that everyone installed by booting the DVD

As they say...

Never Assume, it makes an ASS out of U and Me.

by the time it come to remove 6801 there'll be a new build to load


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23 Nov 2008   #12
Ex_Brit

Win 7 Ult SP1/Win 10 Pro (all x64)
 
 

I hope. I'll probably still be in the UK when that happens.
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23 Nov 2008   #13
frankzappa77

Vista, XP, 7, Debian
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ex_Brit View Post
I guess I'm worrying too far in advance...I'll cross that river when I get to it, by which time I'm sure more information will be available anyway.

Thanks for your help guys.

frankzappa77 - I saw your thread, sorry I'm not too technical in that regard but I'm sure there are many who are.

I installed mine from within XP so I could control which drive letters Windows used and it was quick and easy.
Did it ask you anything about a bootloader or where to install it?
I don't have anything against Windows but I hate the fact that they can't even give the user an option of where to install the bootloader. Because of this I always have to install Windows before Linux to avoid complications. GRUB even alerts me that another bootloader is present and whether I want to install it to the bootsector of a partition or overwrite the current one.

Does anyone know if the development team will add this feature in 7? Is there a way to recommend this feature? I'm sure it'd make a lot of linux users very happy.
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24 Nov 2008   #14
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by frankzappa77
Does anyone know if the development team will add this feature in 7? Is there a way to recommend this feature?
Hello frankzappa77, welcome to Seven Forums!

Now that you have Windows 7 installed; have a look at the tutorial, at the link below.

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...oft.html?ltr=F






Later Ted
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24 Nov 2008   #15
Ex_Brit

Win 7 Ult SP1/Win 10 Pro (all x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by frankzappa77 View Post
Did it ask you anything about a bootloader or where to install it?
I don't have anything against Windows but I hate the fact that they can't even give the user an option of where to install the bootloader. Because of this I always have to install Windows before Linux to avoid complications. GRUB even alerts me that another bootloader is present and whether I want to install it to the bootsector of a partition or overwrite the current one.

Does anyone know if the development team will add this feature in 7? Is there a way to recommend this feature? I'm sure it'd make a lot of linux users very happy.
I tried various Linux "blends" and. apart from major issues even getting them installed in the first place, did not like them one little bit, sorry. It's too much like hard work if you ask me.
I know how Windows Vista overwrites the XP bootloader in a multi-boot system but wasn't sure about W7, which, it turns out, is really a glorified Vista as far as that is concerned.
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24 Nov 2008   #16
windows

Windows and Linux
 
 
removing

if you boot into vista and go to control panel, system and security, then under Administrative tools click create and format disk partitions.
Once there select which is the local disk C for windows vista or XP which ever you prefer and right click it, then select "Mark partition as active".
That should put that bootloader in place.
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24 Nov 2008   #17
Ex_Brit

Win 7 Ult SP1/Win 10 Pro (all x64)
 
 

I happen to be in Vista right now and checked out Disk Management and my C (XP) drive is already marked as active. See the thumb attached. M is Vista and N is Windows 7 but is hidden from Vista hence the "Raw" label. I always hide the later systems from the earlier ones in case their restore points get "eaten".

I have EasyBCD installed in C and can use it to reinstate the bootloader, I would imagine.


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24 Nov 2008   #18
garysgold

Vista Ult 64 bit Seven Ult RTM x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
if you boot into Vista (for Example) and remove the Windows Seven Partition you will probably find that Vista will then fail to boot. The vista disk and a Startup repair should be enough to correct this.
Ques: Can I do this startup repair now to make sure all is working whenever that day comes. Don't want to mess things up. I have an OEM disk (dell).

Gary
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24 Nov 2008   #19
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

Hi gary,

If you have a Dell OEM disk it is unlikely that it includes the repair functionality available with the retail disk.

What you may want to do, to ensure that you are prepared, is download and burn this ...

Create a Recovery Disc - Vista Forums

Shawn's tutorial for the process is here ...

Startup Repair - Vista Forums

I would not actually try it until you need it as this could actually damage the vista bootloader. You could check that the disk is bootable but not actually attempt the repair.
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24 Nov 2008   #20
garysgold

Vista Ult 64 bit Seven Ult RTM x64
 
 

Thanks Nigel.

I created that disk a while back. Haven't tested to be sure it will boot. Will do that. I use Acronis to image that drive, so should be able to recover through that if nothing else.

Gary
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