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19 Mar 2009   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
not yet installed, but...

Please move to the correct place if this is not relevant to being included in the original post. I have not yet installed Windows 7 and have a question: How will installing Windows 7 on my Vista x64 install affect the Vista bootloader? And, because this is a beta, when I remove the OS, what impact will it have on the Vista bootloader? Will I have to install a 3rd party app to remove the Windows 7 entry in the bootloader?

Thanks for any help.

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19 Mar 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Hi,
I assume you are doing a clean install on another partition, keeping Vista separate.
If so the only thing that will happen is that Windows 7 will become the default operating system. They use the same boot loader. You can type "msconfig" (without the quotes) into the start search box , hit enter and then under the boot tab you can change the default back to Vista if you like. You can also delete Windows 7 from the boot loader here as well, when you get ready to.
Paul
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20 Mar 2009   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

yes, i would be installing it to a separate partition and a separate drive altogether, for that matter. thanks for the reply and info. i've had the iso since MS released the public beta, just never installed it. anyway, thanks again.
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20 Mar 2009   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

You are welcome.
Paul
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20 Mar 2009   #5

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mpcrsc562 View Post
yes, i would be installing it to a separate partition and a separate drive altogether, for that matter. thanks for the reply and info. i've had the iso since MS released the public beta, just never installed it. anyway, thanks again.
You've had it since MS released it? Wow... As far as I'm conserned you've been missing out.. I love it.. I didn't want Vista but I want Windows 7!!!
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