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Windows 7: Vista showing as default and only OS

07 Nov 2015   #11
edassange

W7 Home Premium x86 SP1 Build 7601
 
 

Thanks a lot. Done that and worked fine. My concern though was that there may have been Vista remnants left on my computer in startup. If there are, just changing the name won't alter this. Would you say you don't believe this is the case as startup, desktop and general operation all look like Win 7, control panel/system says Windows 7, and that the name Vista as boot default OS was just a leftover from the upgrade, but startup is in fact Win7?

PS - Vista also appeared as the default OS on the Windows 7 installation disc when I wanted to access its recovery options the other week.


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07 Nov 2015   #12
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

I THINK it is just a "Vista to W7" update quirk, and it didn't update the BCD OS name correctly, but that's just my guess.

Post a screen print of Disk Management so we can see if you might still have a VISTA OS partition.
Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image

If you still see VISTA displayed anywhere, let us know where.
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07 Nov 2015   #13
edassange

W7 Home Premium x86 SP1 Build 7601
 
 

Vista showing as default and only OS-capture.png

On boot when I press F8 and enter recovery options the default green Vista screensaver appears. When I run startup repair it says there are a number of signature problems, all 6.0 something, which I understand is Vista. Also, when I select system restore it says there are no restore points but there are restore points.


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07 Nov 2015   #14
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

You don't have 2 OS's on the PC.
So it sounds like problems from the upgrade install.
Those should get fixed if you do the clean install as suggested by AddRAM in post #2.
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07 Nov 2015   #15
torchwood

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring
 
 
boot

Apparently Vista had a really strange Boot manager, maybe why they excluded it from Auto update to W10.

Roy
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07 Nov 2015   #16
edassange

W7 Home Premium x86 SP1 Build 7601
 
 

Thanks a lot everyone. As long as it's not a security issue I'll probably leave things as they are for a while, and do a clean install if I decide to go for Win10.
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