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Windows 7: Thought related to dual boot

07 Dec 2011   #1
koolkat77

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Windows 10 Home 64Bit
 
 
Thought related to dual boot

This was one weird thing I did a few days back, xD. I was dual booting with windows 7 and windows vista. My brother scolded me to get off Vista from the computer and told me dual booting is sometimes “harmful” which I’m not sure about. So what I did was, logged in windows 7 and typed MS config in start. Went to the boot tab and deleted the vista option, restarted and windows directly loaded to 7. Then later I just formatted the drive. So the thing is I wonder how it loaded me to windows 7 without saying the boot mbr is missing..and I can’t remember if I installed vista first or 7 first. I guess I installed 7 first - not sure :e. what do you guys think? PS I posted this thread cause I see many people posting the same thread about the bootmgr going missing…. Feel free to post any opinions thanks


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07 Dec 2011   #2
davehc
Microsoft MVP

Vista and now 7 in 32 and 64 bit.
 
 

I'm pretty sure you installed 7 last. It restablished the boot partition and manager. When you deleted Vista, all you did was just that - you left the Boot partition intact, with the manager.
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07 Dec 2011   #3
koolkat77

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by davehc View Post
I'm pretty sure you installed 7 last. It restablished the boot partition and manager. When you deleted Vista, all you did was just that - you left the Boot partition intact, with the manager.
hmm, yes I recall installing vista first
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07 Dec 2011   #4
gregrocker

 

If you'll post back a screenshot of your maximized Disk Mgmt drive map with listings, we can look it over for you to make sure everything is correct now.
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07 Dec 2011   #5
koolkat77

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
If you'll post back a screenshot of your maximized Disk Mgmt drive map with listings, we can look it over for you to make sure everything is correct now.
hmm, i didn't think it would mess something?
but no need to do that cause i had done a clean install later
thanks anyway
here it is anyway
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07 Dec 2011   #6
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

If the Windows 7 boot files were missing you'd have problems booting your computer.

The fact you don't suggests they are not.

However, post the screenshot that gregrocker asked for so that we can confirm everything is OK.
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07 Dec 2011   #7
gregrocker

 

Looks strange but flags are set correctly.

Remember that the boot partition way over in the middle contains your System boot files for Win7, until they are moved into the Win7 partition.
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07 Dec 2011   #8
koolkat77

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why the strange?
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07 Dec 2011   #9
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Because the System Reserved partition is normally the first one on the drive followed by the Windows C partition.
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07 Dec 2011   #10
koolkat77

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seavixen32 View Post
Because the System Reserved partition is normally the first one on the drive followed by the Windows C partition.
so what does it mean? is my windows installed correctly?
and the system reserved does not show in the drives when i open my computer.
what do i do to fix it?
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