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Windows 7: dual boot

25 Aug 2009   #1
sidney84

xp
 
 
dual boot

hi i had dual boot with windows 7 and xp wiped off 7 and made partitionc back to full but how do i get the windows 7 off when i start it still says windows 7 or previous version


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25 Aug 2009   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sidney84 View Post
hi i had dual boot with windows 7 and xp wiped off 7 and made partitionc back to full but how do i get the windows 7 off when i start it still says windows 7 or previous version
Sidney

You need to use ECDedit to remove the item from loader menu. Tutorial for using BCDedit here in the tutorial section

Ken
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25 Aug 2009   #3
TGSoldier

 
 

Damn you ken!
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25 Aug 2009   #4
sidney84

xp
 
 

thats for windows 7 and vista i want it for xp
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25 Aug 2009   #5
Snufffed

 

OK, easy to do.
1. start
2. type msconfig
3. move up and click to enter
4. look for the 2n tab called BOOT
5. move to XP 1 click
6. then move down and click set to default
7. then move back up
8. click win 7 one time
9. move down and click delete
10. then change the delay time to 1
save then exit
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26 Aug 2009   #6
sidney84

xp
 
 

hi thanks but in the boot it says
multi(0)disk(0)partition(1)windows=microsoft windows xp home edition/optin/fastdetect
nothing about windows7
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26 Aug 2009   #7
wallyinnc

Windows 7 x64 finally!
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sidney84 View Post
hi thanks but in the boot it says
multi(0)disk(0)partition(1)windows=microsoft windows xp home edition/optin/fastdetect
nothing about windows7
Sidney
Try checking if you have a Windows 7 listed in the Boot.ini using "bootcfg". Instrucitons here: How to edit the Boot.ini file in Windows XP
If it is there you can delete it using these instructions.
Be sure to make backups, this can mess up your boot options if not done right.
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26 Aug 2009   #8
sup3rsprt

XP, Seven, 2008R2
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sidney84 View Post
thats for windows 7 and vista i want it for xp
get EasyBCD or VistaBootPro. Either of those run just fine in XP.

Then you can reinstall the legacy bootloader (ntldr) on your system partition and it will boot up XP and you will not have a menu dealing with 7 anymore..

I highly suggest that you not do anything if you don't know what you're doing. Because as it stands, it seems like you can at least use your system. If you mess up, computer will be hosed.
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26 Aug 2009   #9
chuckr

XP_Pro, W7_7201, W7RC.vhd, SciLinux5.3, Fedora12, Fedora9_2x, OpenSolaris_09-06
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sidney84 View Post
hi i had dual boot with windows 7 and xp.

I wiped off 7 and made partition c back to full but how do i get the windows 7 off ?
when i start it still says windows 7 or previous version
If you wiped off 7, it should be gone now.
I believe your problem can be solved this way:
1. Do not touch or edit C:\boot.ini !!!

2. Do not run 'bootcfg' !!!

The solution should be to boot from your Windows 7 install DVD.
This will get 'Windows 7-code' into the box, probably to the "Install Windows 7" screen...

Now you need to get to a "command prompt", which in Windows 7,
is to hit "Shift F10" which brings up an 'Admin Cmd prompt'. (the 'DOS-box')

(Now you have to find out the 'letter' of your DVD, and HDD.)
type: diskpart
then: list volume -- Note the letters of DVD (D:?) and boot HDD (C:?)
type: EXIT to get out of 'diskpart' and back to the cmd prompt.

type: D: (D:? for your DVD letter)

type: CD boot
type: bootsect /nt52 C: /mbr (C:? for your boot HDD)...
--- He should say "Success" ---

type: EXIT to get out of 'Command Prompt' and back to Windows 7 Setup.

That ought to do it. Cancel out of Setup, and reboot.
You should now be back to your XP Home installation.
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28 Aug 2009   #10
chuckr

XP_Pro, W7_7201, W7RC.vhd, SciLinux5.3, Fedora12, Fedora9_2x, OpenSolaris_09-06
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sidney84 View Post
hi i had dual boot with windows 7 and xp wiped off 7 and made partitionc back to full but how do i get the windows 7 off when i start it still says windows 7 or previous version
Do they always not answer ?

Even an "FU" seems acceptable, every now and then....
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