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Windows 7: Vista showing as default and only OS

03 Nov 2015   #1
edassange

W7 Home Premium x86 SP1 Build 7601
 
 
Vista showing as default and only OS

I recently upgraded to Windows 7 and things seemed to go well. I've now noticed though that in msconfig/boot, startup and recovery etc, Vista is showing as the default, and only, operating systam. Windows 7 doesn't even appear as an option. But system specs says Windows 7.

I mentioned this briefly in another thread on a different topic and someone suggested I might be able to fix this by altering the boot manager (which only shows Vista), using bcdedit. I'm not a novice but I'm not a techie either so if this, or another method, is possible, I'd really appreciates someone walking me through this. Ideally I don't want Vista on my computer at all. Thanks.


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03 Nov 2015   #2
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

This is how you could have done the install, instead of an inplace upgrade.

Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

But install and run bcdedit, see what it lists as the OS, post a snip.
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03 Nov 2015   #3
edassange

W7 Home Premium x86 SP1 Build 7601
 
 

Thanks a lot for the help. I do agree with the clean install but I don't really feel comfortable doing it now but it's certainly something I will seriously look into. Anyway here's what's in boot manager:


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03 Nov 2015   #4
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

I was thinking of EasyBCD and couldn`t remember the name of it.

But you say Vista shows up in a few more places, I don`t know if it would help.

EasyBCD is for dual boots anyway, old data pay it no mind
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04 Nov 2015   #5
edassange

W7 Home Premium x86 SP1 Build 7601
 
 

Thanks AddRAM. So is Vista still on my computer, and if not why does it say Vista in boot manager etc? Startup certainly looks like Windows 7, Microsoft pulsing flag etc. My main concern was if Vista was still present there could be security issues. in boot manager, although it has Vista under boot loader, at the top it says Windows 7 (6.1.7601).
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04 Nov 2015   #6
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

I wouldn`t worry about it, you can always do the clean install using the tutorial I posted. (As long as you have your Vista key I believe)

I`m sure you have 7 now
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05 Nov 2015   #7
edassange

W7 Home Premium x86 SP1 Build 7601
 
 

Thanks again. Doesn't sound like it's a problem so I'll leave it as it is for now and maybe do a clean install at a later date when I've read more about it.
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05 Nov 2015   #8
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

I've never done a Vista to W7 upgrade so take what i say with a grain of salt.

If i did to the upgrade and see what you do, i would:
Run a System File Check (SFC):
SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

Run a Disk Check:
Disk Check

If either of these has errors, i would post that info asking for more help.

When you go to Control Panel / System, does it show you have Windows 7 and Service Pack 1 ?
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06 Nov 2015   #9
edassange

W7 Home Premium x86 SP1 Build 7601
 
 

The scans didn't find any problems. System shows Windows 7 Home Premium SP1. Other programs like Speccy and Ultimate Windows Tweaker say Windows 7 SP1 too. In fact every 3rd party program I've used that shows system specs says it's Windows 7 SP1.
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07 Nov 2015   #10
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by edassange View Post
I've now noticed though that in msconfig/boot, startup and recovery etc, Vista is showing as the default, and only, operating systam.
I don't know what you mean by etc, and where else you see Vista.

You should be able to use EasyBCD to rename the "Vista" to "Windows 7", even if you have only 1 OS boot menu entry.
You can download the free version without registering.
EasyBCD - NeoSmart Technologies

If you want to rename the Vista boot entry to Win 7 the easy way:
Run EasyBCD
Select Edit Boot Menu
Select the Vista entry
Click on Rename
Type in Windows 7
Click on Save Settings

Reboot and let us know if you still see Vista.

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