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Windows 7: Cannot set Win 7 as default boot, Dual Boot OSX Win 7 machine


28 Jan 2012   #21

win7 ult x64 Dual Boot OSX
 
 
Reinstall Win 7 only on dual boot system

We are NOT discussing hacking or piracy. I joined to get help with a legal system that is dual boot.

How about this: Can anyone help me with a step by step to remove both Win 7 and the OSX and reinstall Win 7 only?

So do I need to resign from this forum? I see it is Window seven.

Thanks


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28 Jan 2012   #22

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Your original post states quite clearly that you are running OS X and Windows 7 on a Windows platform.

Apple's EULA states quite clearly that this is not permitted.

In terms of WSF's rules, I think Rule 4 and Rule 6 are plain enough.

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28 Jan 2012   #23
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

If you want to remove OSX (which you should) Boot into Win 7 and delete the OSX partition in Disk Management. But first check in Disk Management whether your Windows 7 will remain bootable (look for the active partition).

But you can always reinstall Windows 7 if you have an installation disc or a Windows 7 recovery partition.
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28 Jan 2012   #24

win7 ult x64 Dual Boot OSX
 
 
??

@seavixen: I told you I am not an expert, and a novice; so I got the systems backwards obviously-- my bad. So it is Wndows running on a perfectly legal OSX platform. Big deal. From what I can find on the net there are many many dual boot systems around.

@ whs: And thanks whs. Your help is appreciated.

Any other pitfalls I should worry about in deleting the OSX? Or in reinstalling Win 7 if it does not boot?

Thanks
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28 Jan 2012   #25
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

If you do it right, it will boot. Maybe you want to post a picture of your Disk Management so that we can see what the situation is and advise you accordingly.
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28 Jan 2012   #26

win7 ult x64 Dual Boot OSX
 
 
Attempting pic

Here is the sreenshot:
Cannot set Win 7 as default boot, Dual Boot OSX Win 7 machine-disk-mgt-jan-28-2012-4-pm.png


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28 Jan 2012   #27
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

If C is your Windows 7, you are good. You can delete the other partitions. I assume the other large partition is OSX and the small partition in front of it is the OSX bootmgr.

If you delete those, you will get one big spread of unallocated space where you can define a new partition or leave it free for later use.
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28 Jan 2012   #28

win7 ult x64 Dual Boot OSX
 
 
"not genuine" issue

Suddenly last night I got this Windows Not Genuine message. I know the OS is genuine, can we address this issue first?
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28 Jan 2012   #29
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Call these guys and have them fix it: Activation and registration of a Microsoft product And delete this picture with all the details of your systerm - not a good idea to have that floating around.
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28 Jan 2012   #30

win7 ult x64 Dual Boot OSX
 
 
pic

How do I delete that message or picture?
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