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Windows 7: boot.ini is a windows7 file?

14 Nov 2009   #1
raniero

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
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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 Win7 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
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14 Nov 2009   #3
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

boot.ini is from XP not from 7.
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14 Nov 2009   #4
Uber Philf

W7 RTM Ultimate x64
 
 

Windows 7 doesn't use a boot.ini file, but the rest are used by W7.
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14 Nov 2009   #5
raniero

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 Win7 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 win7 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 win7 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
raniero

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 W7.
so boot.bak bootsect.bak ntldr and bootmgr are from win7 i must leave there?

if not shure can somebody check in his win7 c: root wich of those files have

boot.ini.saved
boot.bak
bootsect.bak
ntldr
bootmgr
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Nov 2009   #7
Dave76

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 Win7 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 Win7 is installed then the boot manager chain will go through XP.
If you delete these Win7 won't boot.
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14 Nov 2009   #8
raniero

win 7
 
 

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

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
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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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