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Windows 7: boot.ini is a windows7 file?


14 Nov 2009   #1

win 7
 
 
boot.ini is a windows7 file?

ive just removed xp from my first partition, ive installed 7 in the second one. so now i want to remove the last file in first partition but im not shure whether they r from 7 or xp

boot.ini is a windows 7 or xp file?

and those files are from 7 or xp?

boot.ini.saved
boot.bak
bootsect.bak
ntldr
bootmgr

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14 Nov 2009   #2

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Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Welcome to Seven Forums.

Removing XP from a dual boot is not easy. Do not delete these files until you are sure your Windows 7 will boot, or you will be left with no bootable OS.

Post a snip of your Disk Management.

The Snipping tool is in the start menu.

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My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Nov 2009   #3

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

boot.ini is from XP not from 7.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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14 Nov 2009   #4

W7 RTM Ultimate x64
 
 

Windows 7 doesn't use a boot.ini file, but the rest are used by Windows 7.
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14 Nov 2009   #5

win 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dave76 View Post
Welcome to Seven Forums.

Removing XP from a dual boot is not easy. Do not delete these files until you are sure your Windows 7 will boot, or you will be left with no bootable OS.

Post a snip of your Disk Management.

The Snipping tool is in the start menu.

Click here How to Post a Screenshot in Seven Forums
actually ive two partitions c and e in c i had xp and in e Windows 7 now ive removed from boot xp with easybcd and deleted the programs, users, and windows folders in c
now i just need to delete those files in the c root. by the way Windows 7 boot correctly just need to delete those files

those files are from 7 or xp?

boot.ini.saved
boot.bak
bootsect.bak
ntldr
bootmgr
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Nov 2009   #6

win 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Uber Philf View Post
Windows 7 doesn't use a boot.ini file, but the rest are used by Windows 7.
so boot.bak bootsect.bak ntldr and bootmgr are from Windows 7 i must leave there?

if not shure can somebody check in his Windows 7 c: root wich of those files have

boot.ini.saved
boot.bak
bootsect.bak
ntldr
bootmgr
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Nov 2009   #7

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

What steps did you use in EasyBCD?

Unless you re-wrote the Windows 7 boot manager, it will be booting through these files in the C partition from XP.

If you post the snip of your Disk Management, we should be able to tell if you can delete them or not.

The ntldr is the XP boot files.

If XP is there when Windows 7 is installed then the boot manager chain will go through XP.
If you delete these Windows 7 won't boot.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Nov 2009   #8

win 7
 
 

ok this is the disk mgmt screentshot
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14 Nov 2009   #9

win 7
 
 

i clicked remove entry in easybcd selected earlier windows and clicked deleted and than save
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14 Nov 2009   #10

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Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Your biggest problem is the boot manager will have to be on your "active, system" primary partition, they can not go on a Logical partition.
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