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Windows 7: Remove GRUB with XP as dual boot to install Windows 7?


21 Jul 2009   #1

Windows Vista Home Premium x64
 
 
Remove GRUB with XP as dual boot to install Windows 7?

thank u so much for this good tutorial,i have downloaded the windows 7 7264 for x86,my problem is that now i have two operating systems:
1)XP Sp2
2)Linux Fedora

now my boot loader is GRUB and with that i select which of them start,the default is windows Xp, now i want to delete linux and just have windows xp and then install windows 7.
so i think i shoud first change bootloader and then install windows7,but i don't know how to do this this.can u plz help me?

another thing where can i see windows7 requirements,and the file system for installing it shoud be NTFS is it right?
at least how many GBs shoud i have for installing it?

tnx

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22 Jul 2009   #2

Windows Vista Home Premium x64
 
 

any solution?
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22 Jul 2009   #3

Win7 7600 x64
 
 

I beleive what you are asking is you want dual boot with XP and Windows 7 and get rid of Linux?

Just boot from the Windows 7 ISO disc and select the linux partition as your install location, it will overwrite linux, on completing the install you boot and have two options XP or Windows 7, Windows 7 will be default but can be changed by typing MSCONFIG into the search bar and choosing the boot tab, just right click Win 7 and select as default, here you can also choose how long before it boots the default. Any issues with the boot loader after install can be resolved through booting the install disc and selecting the repair option.

Yes it should be NTFS, again the install disc will change your linux partition for you.
windows7 requirements can be found using a search engine and typing "windows7 requirements,"

I would suggest you get a copy of build 7600, it's improved a lot since 7264.
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23 Jul 2009   #4

Windows Vista Home Premium x64
 
 

thank u, i am downloading new version.
but i can not override it with windows 7 ,becuase it just has 5 GB storage.(it's part of my E drive)
can i format all E drive with NTFS that is 20GB,then use your instruction?
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23 Jul 2009   #5

Win7 7600 x64
 
 

Use the install disc, (Windows 7,)you will get a screen to select where to put the install, highlight the small partition and if you look down the screen you will see advance option choose this and you can now delete, format etc, when you have the required clear space just choose install, hope all goes well.
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23 Jul 2009   #6

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Why don't you do a triple boot? Just create a new partition and install Windows 7 on that one.
Windows 7 will see the other 2 installations after install.
I have Windows 7, Ubuntu and XP running
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23 Jul 2009   #7

Windows Vista Home Premium x64
 
 

thank u dear ilesal.
masterB becuase i don't use linux as much as windows,so i want to delete it comletely.
u mean after installing Windows 7 GRUB boot loader will replace with windows boot loader or no GRUB will see them?
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24 Jul 2009   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Yes when you install 7 it loads the Windows Bootloader over any other bootloaders...So when you install 7 GRUB will be erased and the WinLoader will take over...along with adding XP automatically to the boot list as a bonus
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24 Jul 2009   #9

Windows Vista Home Premium x64
 
 

nice support,tnx from your good support.
so i'll test it.any more advice apreciated
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30 Nov 2009   #10

Main OS: Windows 7 64 bit, Secondary: Vista 32 bit
 
 

Hi

sorry to bump this old thread but i have a problem similar to yours. I have windows vista, windows 7, and linux as a triple boot. I installed linux last so i get that GRUB loader whenever i boot. I was planning on deleting all my partitions and installing windows 7 fresh. Will this overwrite the bootloader and remove GRUB?
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