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Windows 7: can i get rid of my C:\boot on my xp


02 Apr 2010   #11

Windows 7 x64
 
 

To get rid of the boot folder and bootmgr, you might try moving them to the desktop and delete from there. If you can't, you will have to take ownership of them and possibly assign yourself full control.

There are tutorials on how to do this, but I will go through it if you wish.


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02 Apr 2010   #12

windows 7 ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Saltgrass View Post
To get rid of the boot folder and bootmgr, you might try moving them to the desktop and delete from there. If you can't, you will have to take ownership of them and possibly assign yourself full control.

There are tutorials on how to do this, but I will go through it if you wish.
are you talking about Take Ownership Shortcut ?
i tried
and even with the regkey i can delete it
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02 Apr 2010   #13

Windows 7 x64
 
 

I am in Vista right now, but Win 7 is similar.

Right click file and select properties.

Select Security Tab

Select Advanced

Owner Tab

Edit button

Select your user in the window, check the Replace owner on subcontainers for a folder (like boot) and OK your way back out of properties.

Try to delete. If you can't, go back to properties-security and give yourself full control and OK back out and try again.

You may also be able to delete if from Safe Mode, the Command Prompt, or by moving it.

There are many tutorials on the net about taking ownership or gaining access to a file/folder.
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02 Apr 2010   #14

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Saltgrass View Post
I am in Vista right now, but Win 7 is similar.

Right click file and select properties.

Select Security Tab

Select Advanced

Owner Tab

Edit button

Select your user in the window, check the Replace owner on subcontainers for a folder (like boot) and OK your way back out of properties.

Try to delete. If you can't, go back to properties-security and give yourself full control and OK back out and try again.

You may also be able to delete if from Safe Mode, the Command Prompt, or by moving it.

There are many tutorials on the net about taking ownership or gaining access to a file/folder.
You were right in your first post where you said: don't delete the boot folder, or you won't be able to boot Windows 7 anymore.

Don't know why you changed into helping him deleting it??
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03 Apr 2010   #15

windows 7 ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Shutup View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Saltgrass View Post
I am in Vista right now, but Win 7 is similar.

Right click file and select properties.

Select Security Tab

Select Advanced

Owner Tab

Edit button

Select your user in the window, check the Replace owner on subcontainers for a folder (like boot) and OK your way back out of properties.

Try to delete. If you can't, go back to properties-security and give yourself full control and OK back out and try again.

You may also be able to delete if from Safe Mode, the Command Prompt, or by moving it.

There are many tutorials on the net about taking ownership or gaining access to a file/folder.
You were right in your first post where you said: don't delete the boot folder, or you won't be able to boot Windows 7 anymore.

Don't know why you changed into helping him deleting it??
no no
i have c:\boot in windows 7
and i can boot
the C:boot in my windows partition is a mine install mistake
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03 Apr 2010   #16

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

I found that without the xp partition holding the boot, the repair couldnt even find an OS. I just did a repair install and its all dandy. Yes I had to reinstall stuff, but its better than losing everything you have.


The reason no one has boot manager stuff on their windows 7 is because it keeps them in a hidden partition sized at 100MB and letterless. If you get a partition program like easeus, which is free, it shows a 100mb partition you cannot access. this contains the boot information.
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03 Apr 2010   #17
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Heroxoot View Post
I found that without the xp partition holding the boot, the repair couldnt even find an OS. I just did a repair install and its all dandy. Yes I had to reinstall stuff, but its better than losing everything you have.


The reason no one has boot manager stuff on their windows 7 is because it keeps them in a hidden partition sized at 100MB and letterless. If you get a partition program like easeus, which is free, it shows a 100mb partition you cannot access. this contains the boot information.
To recover the MBR into Windows 7 7, you must first mark the Windows 7 (or 100mb System Reserved partition if you have it) ACTIVE using Diskpart or partition manager.

Then boot Windows 7 DVD Repair console or Repair CD, click through to Recovery Tools list to run Startup Repair up to 3 separate times to write the MBR to Windows 7.

If it is marked Active, it will work.
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