How to Uninstall W7 When In A Multi-Boot

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  1. Posts : 31,250
    Windows 11 Pro x64 [Latest Release and Release Preview]
       #11

    Hi peter

    I installed mine from within XP so I could control which drive letters Windows used and it was quick and easy.
    this probably means you are actually using the XP loader - I assumed that everyone installed by booting the DVD

    As they say...

    Never Assume, it makes an ASS out of U and Me.

    by the time it come to remove 6801 there'll be a new build to load
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  2. Posts : 1,633
    Win 7 Ult SP1/Win 10 Pro (all x64)
    Thread Starter
       #12

    I hope. I'll probably still be in the UK when that happens.
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  3. Posts : 12
    Vista, XP, 7, Debian
       #13

    Ex_Brit said:
    I guess I'm worrying too far in advance...I'll cross that river when I get to it, by which time I'm sure more information will be available anyway.

    Thanks for your help guys.

    frankzappa77 - I saw your thread, sorry I'm not too technical in that regard but I'm sure there are many who are.

    I installed mine from within XP so I could control which drive letters Windows used and it was quick and easy.
    Did it ask you anything about a bootloader or where to install it?
    I don't have anything against Windows but I hate the fact that they can't even give the user an option of where to install the bootloader. Because of this I always have to install Windows before Linux to avoid complications. GRUB even alerts me that another bootloader is present and whether I want to install it to the bootsector of a partition or overwrite the current one.

    Does anyone know if the development team will add this feature in 7? Is there a way to recommend this feature? I'm sure it'd make a lot of linux users very happy.
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  4. Posts : 22,814
    W 7 64-bit Ultimate
       #14

    frankzappa77 said:
    Does anyone know if the development team will add this feature in 7? Is there a way to recommend this feature?
    Hello frankzappa77, welcome to Seven Forums!

    Now that you have Windows 7 installed; have a look at the tutorial, at the link below.

    https://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...oft.html?ltr=F






    Later Ted
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  5. Posts : 1,633
    Win 7 Ult SP1/Win 10 Pro (all x64)
    Thread Starter
       #15

    frankzappa77 said:
    Did it ask you anything about a bootloader or where to install it?
    I don't have anything against Windows but I hate the fact that they can't even give the user an option of where to install the bootloader. Because of this I always have to install Windows before Linux to avoid complications. GRUB even alerts me that another bootloader is present and whether I want to install it to the bootsector of a partition or overwrite the current one.

    Does anyone know if the development team will add this feature in 7? Is there a way to recommend this feature? I'm sure it'd make a lot of linux users very happy.
    I tried various Linux "blends" and. apart from major issues even getting them installed in the first place, did not like them one little bit, sorry. It's too much like hard work if you ask me.
    I know how Windows Vista overwrites the XP bootloader in a multi-boot system but wasn't sure about W7, which, it turns out, is really a glorified Vista as far as that is concerned.
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  6. Posts : 1
    Windows and Linux
       #16

    removing


    if you boot into vista and go to control panel, system and security, then under Administrative tools click create and format disk partitions.
    Once there select which is the local disk C for windows vista or XP which ever you prefer and right click it, then select "Mark partition as active".
    That should put that bootloader in place.
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  7. Posts : 1,633
    Win 7 Ult SP1/Win 10 Pro (all x64)
    Thread Starter
       #17

    I happen to be in Vista right now and checked out Disk Management and my C (XP) drive is already marked as active. See the thumb attached. M is Vista and N is Windows 7 but is hidden from Vista hence the "Raw" label. I always hide the later systems from the earlier ones in case their restore points get "eaten".

    I have EasyBCD installed in C and can use it to reinstate the bootloader, I would imagine.
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  8. Posts : 3,141
    Vista Ult 64 bit Seven Ult RTM x64
       #18

    Barman58 said:
    if you boot into Vista (for Example) and remove the Windows Seven Partition you will probably find that Vista will then fail to boot. The vista disk and a Startup repair should be enough to correct this.
    Ques: Can I do this startup repair now to make sure all is working whenever that day comes. Don't want to mess things up. I have an OEM disk (dell).

    Gary
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  9. Posts : 31,250
    Windows 11 Pro x64 [Latest Release and Release Preview]
       #19

    Hi gary,

    If you have a Dell OEM disk it is unlikely that it includes the repair functionality available with the retail disk.

    What you may want to do, to ensure that you are prepared, is download and burn this ...

    Create a Recovery Disc - Vista Forums

    Shawn's tutorial for the process is here ...

    Startup Repair - Vista Forums

    I would not actually try it until you need it as this could actually damage the vista bootloader. You could check that the disk is bootable but not actually attempt the repair.
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  10. Posts : 3,141
    Vista Ult 64 bit Seven Ult RTM x64
       #20

    Thanks Nigel.

    I created that disk a while back. Haven't tested to be sure it will boot. Will do that. I use Acronis to image that drive, so should be able to recover through that if nothing else.

    Gary
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