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Windows 7: BootMgr help please

31 Oct 2009   #11
Minotar

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by vix2000 View Post
SIW2 WHAT A STAR!!!! I've been trying to sort this for nearly 2 days.
Thanks to everyone for their help, too.

Now my vista partition is bu@@ered but I can access my win 7 partition.

Now for my main problem. How and where do I properly put (and what are) all the necessary bootmgr and associated files into windows 7 so that I can delete the vista partition and make windows 7 boot properly, please?
SIW2 is thee person when it comes to partitions and installs,he has an excellent knowledge on this subject (and alot others id bet)

Your Win7 partition isnt booting properly?

Seeing as you copied over it you should have the boot files in the old vista/new win7 partition

You simply delete the old Win 7 partition,format it and thats your second (for whatever) partition.

1 Win7 install,1 empty partition,im pretty sure thats accurate,SIW2 could confirm this?


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31 Oct 2009   #12
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Hi,

haven't been following this too closely.

If you go to folder options and show hidden files and protected o/s files.

Then look on the Partition that says System , Active - you should see bootmgr and a pale yellow boot folder.

Please post a screenie of Disk Management window.

https://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...en-forums.html
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01 Nov 2009   #13
vix2000

vista
 
 

Sorry, I didn't need to do a new install, as soon as I was able to make the original vista partition active again with diskpart, my original dual boot screen appeared and I could access my original win 7 installation as normal. My vista partition won't boot properly anymore but I'm not bothered as I want rid anyway, but obviously the bootmgr files and any others originally loaded on there when I installed win 7 from the vista partition need to be moved/copied to the win 7 partition before I delete it otherwise I'll be back to square one, and I'm not sure which files they are. Hope the screen shot is right? I'll try and do another of my c (vista) drive as it looks pretty messed up)


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01 Nov 2009   #14
vix2000

vista
 
 

screen print c drive (sorry they seem so small?)


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01 Nov 2009   #15
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

In win 7 ( which I assume is D when you are booted into it? ) - open an elevated cmd prompt, and type:

bcdboot d:\windows /s d:

then press enter.

It should say completed successfully.

Mark 7 partition Active.

Restart.
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01 Nov 2009   #16
vix2000

vista
 
 

Followed all your perfectly clear instructions and on restart it booted straight into windows 7 without the pick operating system menu first, which I hope what was meant to happen? My d drive is now as below with what I believe to be all the boot files. I can't thank you enough for your help, and am I now ok to delete the vista/c drive?


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01 Nov 2009   #17
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Yes, that was the intention.

Check in Disk Management - you should see the 7 partition showing as "system".

You can then delete the Vista partition if you like.
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01 Nov 2009   #18
vix2000

vista
 
 

Yes its showing as system. Thanks again for all your help. I'll delete it now.
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01 Nov 2009   #19
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

You're welcome.
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