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Windows 7: Windows 7 upgrade install on Win7/Vista dual boot

25 Aug 2009   #1
samstar1412

32bit-Vista Home Premium SP2, 32bit-Windows 7 Ultimate RC, also got Mac OS X 10.5.7 (in VMware)
 
 
Windows 7 upgrade install on Win7/Vista dual boot

Well i am currently running Vista Home Premium sp2 and Windows 7 Ultimate (build 7100) in a dual boot config for about 2-3months and loving it. I was wondering if i could upgrade my Win7 install to RTM without affecting my Vista install? Do you get a choice which OS you want to upgrade or does it go by what OS you load the upgrade disc from?


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25 Aug 2009   #2
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

You can upgrade, but you will need to repair your MBR with BartPE or a similar program.
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25 Aug 2009   #3
samstar1412

32bit-Vista Home Premium SP2, 32bit-Windows 7 Ultimate RC, also got Mac OS X 10.5.7 (in VMware)
 
 

By MBR you mean Master Boot Record? Can i not just use the repair install feature on either vista or win7 disc to fix it? I duno im being noobish now, just thought i would check here first before i tried. So it can be upgraded but it will cause a problem?
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25 Aug 2009   #4
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Just be prepared, thats all..
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25 Aug 2009   #5
samstar1412

32bit-Vista Home Premium SP2, 32bit-Windows 7 Ultimate RC, also got Mac OS X 10.5.7 (in VMware)
 
 

If i use repair install it will fix it though? sorry to keep asking
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25 Aug 2009   #6
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

No, because as far as W7 knows, there is nothing to repair..
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