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Windows 7: I now want to uninstall Vista but can't

07 Jun 2009   #11
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Hi pooksahib,

GLad it worked out for you.

Torrentg - well done for spotting it and suggesting the correct remedy.

Nothing wrong with Easybcd or VistaBootPro - I just think it's better to know how to do these things manually - so you can get out of trouble if needed. - seems you know how to do that now.


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08 Jun 2009   #12
mithatkn

Windows 7 build 7201 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Right on torrentg

Hi pooksahib,


First, Post a screenshot of Disk Management window - like the one Smarteye posted so we can see what your setup is - and which steps below you need to follow.


If you already have bootmgr and Boot folder on 7 partition , all you need to do is Step 4,5,6.

1. Go to folder options and make sure Hidden files are showing. Also untick "Hide protected operating sytem files", Apply, OK.

2. Look at the root of the partition and you will see bootmgr and a yellow folder called Boot.

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3. Copy and paste those, skip copying bcd as it won't let you, then use the bcdedit command to export a copy of bcd from the current System partition to the Boot folder you have just copied across, like this:

4. type cmd in Start search box - when it pops up, rt clcik and run as admin, then type :

bcdedit /export C:\boot\bcd {enter}

Close cmd prompt.

5. Go to Disk Management , rt click C and Mark as Active.

6. Restart to hand System status to C.
I did what's written here except for step 5,6 my windows 7 was installed on E so i left E as active and i didn't understand the step 6 so i did in a different way but now when i try to open my computer there is an error:
"Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. To fix the problem :
1. Insert your windows installation disc and restart your computer.
2. Choose your language settings,and then click "Next" .
3. Click "Repair your computer."

File : /boot/bcd
so i put my windows 7 dvd but the language settings window won't come up so i can't click on next because of this i can't get to the step where i can "repair your computer".
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08 Jun 2009   #13
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Hi,

I am not sure what your original setup was and what you are trying to do.

Are you trying to delete a partition , but you can't as it is the System partition ?

What did you have installed and where?

Step 6 is restart the computer.

Did you boot from the 7 dvd - the message doesn't explain that - but you need to boot the dvd.

First you get windows loading files, then select Language and keyboard.

Next you see a screen saying Install Now - don't click that , click at the bottom where it says Repair my Computer - see this tutorial:

System Recovery Options
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08 Jun 2009   #14
mithatkn

Windows 7 build 7201 x86
 
 

Now i started windows 7 installation from the beginning i chosed to i install it on C where vista is already installed but because i tried dual boot before now i have files of Windows 7 on E and vista.old files on C i just wanna get rid all of them what should i do
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08 Jun 2009   #15
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Hi,

So you now have Win 7 installed on C - and Windows .old on C.

You have the previous install of 7 still on E.

You want to keep the 7 installed on c.

You also want to get rid of E and the Windows.old folder?

Look in Disk Management and see which partition is marked as "System".
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08 Jun 2009   #16
mithatkn

Windows 7 build 7201 x86
 
 

yes those are the things that i want
C is marked as System
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08 Jun 2009   #17
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

If C is system , you can just rt click E in Disk Managment and delete it.

If you need any data from the old Vista installation - it will be in the Windows.old folder - just copy it from there somewhere safe.

You can get rid of the Windows.old folder, by running Disk Cleanup.

You may have two 7 entries in the boot menu when you start up.

Type msconfig in Start search box - click it when it pops up - click the boot tab, highlight the 7 entry not marked as default and delete it.
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08 Jun 2009   #18
mithatkn

Windows 7 build 7201 x86
 
 

i went to disk management and right clicked on e and selected delete volume but now it's disappeared i cannot find it how can i get it back
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08 Jun 2009   #19
mithatkn

Windows 7 build 7201 x86
 
 

i got it back on my own thank you anyways but after deleting E and re formatting it now i cannot find disc cleanup sorry for causing so much trouble
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08 Jun 2009   #20
torrentg

7600.20510 x86
 
 

Heh heh, no trouble.
Start menu, all programs, accessories, system tools, disk cleanup

or in start menu search box, type "disk" and you'll see it there.
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