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Windows 7: Alter bootloader to leave only XP


07 Jan 2010   #1
bertie11

Windows 7
 
 
Alter bootloader to leave only XP

I may have done the wrong thing. I was running XP Home and the Evaluation version of Windows 7 and I read that I could delete the Win 7 partition and then do bootsect.exe /nt52 ALL /force from C:\boot folder but that doesn't work as I cannot see a bootsect.exe in C:\boot.
So although I am left with my XP Home working I need to remove the Win 7 reference in the boot options (7 or XP).
How can I do this please, is there another way?
Thanks.


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07 Jan 2010   #2
mckillwashere

Windows 7 x86/x64, Server 2008r2, Web Server 2008
 
 

Run a repair install,
Or,
BCDedit
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07 Jan 2010   #3
wallyinnc

Windows 7 x64 finally!
 
 

bertie, take a look at this post / thread, that might help
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07 Jan 2010   #4
bertie11

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mckillwashere View Post
Run a repair install,
Or,
BCDedit
Could you please walk me through BCDEdit? does it work with XP? I have deletd my Windows 7 partition already.
Thanks

OK, panic over.EasyBCD did the trick for me! When I said BCDEdit above, I meant EasyBCD, sorry, my brain hurts.
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07 Jan 2010   #5
bertie11

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wallyinnc View Post
bertie, take a look at this post / thread, that might help
Thank you Wallyinnc

EasyBCD did it for me. thank you.
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07 Jan 2010   #6
wallyinnc

Windows 7 x64 finally!
 
 

Thanks for the update Bertie. I am glad it worked. Also because I have no experience with EasyBCD...
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07 Jan 2010   #7
bertie11

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wallyinnc View Post
Thanks for the update Bertie. I am glad it worked. Also because I have no experience with EasyBCD...
Blimey, the blind leading the blind!

I'd never used it before either so it was heart in mouth time, it's my wife's machine!
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07 Jan 2010   #8
wallyinnc

Windows 7 x64 finally!
 
 

Oh, you were really taking big risks...

I never needed it and never had the time to explore the program. I am glad it worked fine for you!
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08 Jan 2010   #9
bertie11

Windows 7
 
 

Who dares wins, I suppose. I got away with it this time, next time...

Actually, it was easy as the name suggests. I didn't like the look of the other one- BCDEdit, a command line job, I much preferred the UI of EasyBCD.
Regards
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