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Windows 7: lost dual boot with vista after windows 7 install


03 Jun 2009   #1

vista64 business/windows 7
 
 
lost dual boot with vista after windows 7 install

Greetings

I just installed windows 7 ultimate on my pc.
i already had xp32 and vista 64 business on a dual boot on the same HDD before installing windows 7.
during windows 7 install, I selected the xp32 partition, formatted it and installed windows 7 over the top as I no longer wanted xp32.

When the windows 7 install was complete I expected to see a dual boot screen with
option 1. windows 7
and option 2. vista64

unfortunatelty i have no dual boot options, the pc now just goes straight into windows 7. It doesnt sem to know that vista is there.

i would appreciate assistance in getting a dual boot set up with vista64 and windows 7

Thanks
Phil


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03 Jun 2009   #2

vista64 business/windows 7
 
 
solved

I used easybcd to fix the boot problem
read about it on this forum.

Phil
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09 Jun 2009   #3

Vista & Windows 7 RC
 
 

Hi Phil,
I've same problem as you but had vista 64 already installed,
then installed windows 7.

But for some reason I don't get dual boot option to boot into windows 7.
System loads straight into Vista as usually.

Would EASYBCD sort this issue out, and how easy is it to use?

Benn
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09 Jun 2009   #4

vista64 business/windows 7
 
 
easybcd

Yes I would think so

Phil
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14 Apr 2010   #5

Vista + Windows 7
 
 

another way is to go to msconfig in Run, but this will only let you choose the default OS to load
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14 Apr 2010   #6
Microsoft MVP

 

Install EasyBCD 2.0 beta after doing quick registration to use beta, add the missing OS in Add/Remove by name, type and correct drive letter.

If the missing OS shows up in EasyBCD but won't boot, remove it and Add again.

If this fails to set up your dual boot correctly, please post back a Screenshot of your full Disk Management drive map and listings, as well as EasyBCD listings. Use Snipping Tool in Start Menu, attach file using Paper Clip in Reply Box.
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