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Windows 7: Advice on dual boot OSX-Lion/Win 7 Ult

27 Jan 2012   #11
cnsjones

win7 ult x64 Dual Boot OSX
 
 

Which two? Please don't think anyone is wasting time, I am a novice and this is very difficult for me. I just hate to make a bad mistake. I will now go back up and read all the tutorials listed. Then will look at your link.

Thanks


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27 Jan 2012   #12
theog

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ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

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Try Cleaning the HD Drive, using the CLEAN command (no need to use CLEAN ALL) in Step One in this tutorial:
Click here: SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation
Than clean install
Click here: Clean Install Windows 7
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To make this simple, can I just get rid of both OS on the HD and clean install the new Win 7 from disks? Format???
YES.
The above, Click here:
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27 Jan 2012   #13
cnsjones

win7 ult x64 Dual Boot OSX
 
 
Delay in following this thread

I am putting the original intent of this thread on hold, because I want to explore another option.

The machine is functioning fine in OSX AND in Win7, BUT I cannot set the default boot system to Windows. Neither Windows (loaded using "Option" F8 key) nor OSX will let me reset the default system to Windows. When I try using System Preferences in OSX, I get the screen with two systems shown, "Mac OSX 10.7.2" and "Untitled Windows."
When I highlight the Windows, and click restart, I get a popup window that says "You can't change the startup disk... The Bless tool was unable to set the current boot disk."

If I can reset the default to Windows, I will not bother to remove the OSX.

Shall I start a new thread with this or continue here?


Can you help me with this?

Thanks
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28 Jan 2012   #14
SnipeMeNot

Windows 7 X64 Ultimate
 
 

Sorry for the late reply, you can probably use easuse (check spelling) partition manager, theres a free version for it. Osx partitions uses mac specific format (fat journal something) its been a while since i installed osx on my laptop. The partition should come up as unknown or blank with * on it
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28 Jan 2012   #15
SnipeMeNot

Windows 7 X64 Ultimate
 
 

Oh wait so u cant boot to windows?
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31 Jan 2012   #16
cnsjones

win7 ult x64 Dual Boot OSX
 
 
What to do?

Had to do higher priority stuff. Hope you are still there--

You are correct, the system automatically boots into OSX unless I stop it withthe option F8 key.

I do have a repair disk for win 7 from the person I bought the system from.

Recommendations? I would just as soon DELETE the Mac OSX and be done with it.

NOT an expert, need step by step if possible???

Thanks
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08 Mar 2012   #17
SnipeMeNot

Windows 7 X64 Ultimate
 
 

If u still have the problem, install a late version of easybcd on ur pc if u can boot, if not? Burn a copy of linux (assuming u dont have a win7 disc) and install a proper boot loader. If u have a win7 dvd it wont be a prob
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08 Mar 2012   #18
cnsjones

win7 ult x64 Dual Boot OSX
 
 
Please close thread

Installed win 7 deleted OSX
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08 Mar 2012   #19
SnipeMeNot

Windows 7 X64 Ultimate
 
 

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Installed win 7 deleted OSX
Lol im about to install osx
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