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Windows 7: Dual booting - vista bootloader


07 Nov 2009   #1

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
Dual booting - vista bootloader

Okay I currently had Windows 7 and Windows Vista on two separate partitions right. I decided to uninsyall windows vista which went fine, then I formatted the separate drive which was an extra slave drive. So as of now only windows 7 is installed right. I start the computer and the vista bootloader still loads as an existing dual boot menu asking which OS you want to choose. Vista obviously does not work but this bootloader still exists. I already changed boot.ini files and cannot change vista boot options because I formatted the drive. How do I edit or fix the MBR? or go to an origional boot?


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07 Nov 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Search and download EasyBCD, which is a simple and free tool to edit the MBR.

Just go into the settings and remove the Vistabootloader and repair it.
There should be a tut on their site.

~Lordbob
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07 Nov 2009   #3

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lordbob75 View Post
Search and download EasyBCD, which is a simple and free tool to edit the MBR.
+1

Just delete the Vista entry.

(XP was the last OS to use boot.ini - so what exactly did you edit? )
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07 Nov 2009   #4

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Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

In Windows 7 - type msconfig into the Start search box.

Click it when it pops up.

Under the Boot tab, highlight the Vista entry and Delete.
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07 Nov 2009   #5

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
In Windows 7 - type msconfig into the Start search box.

Click it when it pops up.

Under the Boot tab, highlight the Vista entry and Delete.
You wrote it faster than me lol. Had that written and then I see you already have posted this.

This to me is the best way to do it since you don't download anything.
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07 Nov 2009   #6

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Sorry typo there meant to say I edited BCDedit.exe referring to smart eye ball. Already tried msconfig and yes it let me delete the vista boot entry. But the boot loader still exists. Hopefully that program works lordbob thanks
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07 Nov 2009   #7

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Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

What do you mean by the bootloader still exists?

Do you mean the Boot Menu?

It only has one entry now - Win 7 presumably.

In msconfig - you can set the Timeout to 0 for the Boot Menu.

You can also do that with EasyBCD , if you like - under "Change Settings".
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08 Nov 2009   #8

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Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

This tutorial explains how to do the msconfig, edit boot menu option.


How to Delete a Listed Operating System at Boot in Windows 7
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09 Nov 2009   #9

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

easy bcd worked, fixed my OS up right good repaired the origional MBR thanks lord bob
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09 Nov 2009   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by KCINREBAK View Post
easy bcd worked, fixed my OS up right good repaired the origional MBR thanks lord bob
Glad its working.

~Lordbob
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