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Windows 7: Dual boot Vista64, Windows 7 32 problem

07 Apr 2009   #1

Vista, Windows 7
 
 
Dual boot Vista64, Windows 7 32 problem

Hello,

I have been running windows vista home premium 64bit for some time now and had previously had it set up to dual boot with XP. I just got a windows 7 disc and thought I'd give it a try.

I reformated the XP partition (as I was having problems and needed to reinstall anyway) and installed 7 on that partition. 7 is a great OS, very few things I don't like about it.

However, now that I was going to return to Vista to get some work done I find that I am no longer getting the option to boot to it. The boot manager does not appear when I start up my computer (tried hitting ESC at BIOS too and it doesn't give me the option for vista, only 7).

I downloaded EasyBCD and that doesnt' give me the option for Vista either, only 7.

can anyone tell me how to get back to vista? (do I have to reinstall that, will it kill 7 then).

I really appreciate any help on this.

Thanks,
Jamie

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07 Apr 2009   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Jamie, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You may be able to do a Startup Repair using your Vista installation DVD to fix this.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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07 Apr 2009   #3

Vista, Windows 7
 
 

thanks for the reply.

I found out what the problem is...turns out the fix was pinned just above my post (in the XP dual boot thread). I got back into vista now and everything is working great (just hadn't had a chance to post here about it) Thanks.

Jamie
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07 Apr 2009   #4

WIN 7 x64
 
 

Can you see the Vista partition in Windows 7?

Oooops, posted at the same time.
Glad you solved it!
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07 Apr 2009   #5
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Jamie, I'm happy to hear that you got it sorted.
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07 Apr 2009   #6

Vista, Windows 7
 
 

yeah, I feel dumb for not noticing it sooner
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