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Windows 7: FINALLY UP AND RUNNING 7.. Booya!

05 May 2009   #11
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Oops, thank you Gunther. They have been corrected.

I have mine set to boot from the CD/DVD first to, so that should not be it. You can do as John mentioned with EasyBCD. Steps 6 to 14 in the tutorial below can be a good example to compare with.

Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP


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05 May 2009   #12
johngalt

 

What I meant was that since you told it to install to the new HD, and it saw the old Vista partition, it may have temporarily made the Win 7 HD the bootable HD and placed the boot partition on the new drive, avoiding having to mes with the Vista partition - but then it also left the Vista partition alone, which is the default drive set to boot up off of in BIOS....

And I am using Avast! free perfectly fine, along with MBAM (paid).

I cannot say one way or another b/c I have stopped having a backup Vista - I use nothing but Win 7, and I have not installed the RC yet....
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05 May 2009   #13
XGUNTHERC

Windows 7 Ultimate Edition x64
 
 

so when getting avast.. what version did you get. do they have a Win 7 yet? or what did you download for. vista, or xp or what?

Also yea I could try EasyBCD or whatever. but I'd rather fix whatever this problem is.
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05 May 2009   #14
johngalt

 

Avast! free - get the current version. 4.8?

Yah, 4.8 Home Edition.

As for fixing the problem - post a screenie of your HD management - I can almost bet it put the boot partition on hte new drive, hence the fact that Vista is not seeing Win 7 and vice versa....
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05 May 2009   #15
XGUNTHERC

Windows 7 Ultimate Edition x64
 
 

I think your right.. it put BOOT on the new drive.

and there is also some weird **** called system reserved that I've not seen before.

Here is a screeny. (WOW Paint is WEIRD)

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05 May 2009   #16
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Good point, John.

Maybe 7 only checks for active partitions on the HD you point it at - ignoring the others.
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05 May 2009   #17
XGUNTHERC

Windows 7 Ultimate Edition x64
 
 

OUCHHH I just smashed my hand and tore the skin off.. I'm bleeding. crapp!

So what is that system reserved junk.. is that the system restore info that Windows automatically saves??
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05 May 2009   #18
johngalt

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Good point, John.

Maybe 7 only checks for active partitions on the HD you point it at - ignoring the others.
That is what is bothering me - why *now*?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by XGUNTHERC View Post
OUCHHH I just smashed my hand and tore the skin off.. I'm bleeding. crapp!

So what is that system reserved junk.. is that the system restore info that Windows automatically saves??
That is normal - if you've ever used *nix, you now have a Windows OS with a 'boot' partition (or, as M$, and only M$, calls it, the *System* partition).
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05 May 2009   #19
XGUNTHERC

Windows 7 Ultimate Edition x64
 
 

i see.. so seeing that. did it help you decide why I'm not getting a dual boot option?

thanks for help guys!
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05 May 2009   #20
johngalt

 

Nope - like I said - that is *normal* on a new clean install.

Since you installed to a separate HD, it seems as if Windows tried to be helpful an completely left the Vista install virginal. Again, you can fix that with EasyBCD - but I'd go through the install again and see if you happened to have set an option to not modify your original boot files / installation, which may have caused this segregation of the OSs....
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