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Windows 7: Can't Dualboot Seven, Vista;

10 Mar 2009   #1

Vista Home Premium 32bit
 
 
Can't Dualboot Seven, Vista;

Hello everybody,

I installed Seven Beta on a dedicated partition in my laptop so that now my hard disk has the following partitions:
C=VistaOS default OEM Operating System
D=Data for documents, pictures, etc.
E=SevenOS Seven Beta

This is when I read my HD from Vista, but from inside Seven the partitions are like that:
C=SevenOS, D=Data, E=VistaOS

My problem is that I CANNOT boot Seven as there is no dual boot menu showing at all during boot time.

I downloaded BCDEdit and added a menu entry for Seven, but that did not work. Again, no dual boot menu showing at all.

So here's my question: how can I set up a dual boot process using the standard tool of Vista, for BCDEdit didn't work and at this very moment I cannot boot Seven?

Thanks a lot to the community.

Keb

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10 Mar 2009   #2

win 7 64 RTM
 
 

how did you read the hard drive allocations from seven

but from inside Seven the partitions are like that:
C=SevenOS, D=Data, E=VistaOS
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10 Mar 2009   #3

win 7 64 RTM
 
 

boot from the seven cd and do a repair start up option and you should get the boot menu

cheers brad
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16 Mar 2009   #4

Vista Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chinga69 View Post
how did you read the hard drive allocations from seven

but from inside Seven the partitions are like that:
C=SevenOS, D=Data, E=VistaOS
As I mentioned before, I tried to add a boot menu entry using BCDEdit and that didn't work. Besides, BCDEdit ruined my boot process so that after the "fix" not even Vista could boot.

Fortunately, I created a recovery.bsd file thru BCDEdit so I just had to run BCDEdit and restore the original boot sequence. Of course I had to be able to boot any version of Windows to do that, hence I clean-installed Seven once again.
Once inside Seven I had the opportunity to read the hard drive allocations.

KEB
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16 Mar 2009   #5

Vista Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chinga69 View Post
boot from the seven cd and do a repair start up option and you should get the boot menu

cheers brad
how exactly can I do that?

cheers

KEB
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16 Mar 2009   #6

win7 ultimate / virtual box
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kebabbaro View Post
how exactly can I do that?

cheers

KEB
repair startup is an option in the DVD boot menu and is kinda self explantory
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16 Mar 2009   #7

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Hi kebabbaro and welcome to Windows 7 Forums

Can you post back with the results of the bcdedit command so that we can see if we could help you with it. See BCDEDIT - How to Use for details. We need the information similar to that shown in the example.
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21 Mar 2009   #8

Vista Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ickymay View Post
repair startup is an option in the DVD boot menu and is kinda self explantory
FIXED IT

I turned out to be a very easy problem to fix, thanx a lot ickymay and Dwarf

Now if I could make my modem work under Seven that'll be great, but I won't discuss that here...

Cheers

KEB
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