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

05 May 2009   #21
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You could most likely also run a Startup Repair on Vista to repair the boot file and be able to dual boot with them afterwards.

Sorry about your hand.


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05 May 2009   #22
SIW2

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Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Dunno, it is peculiar given that M$ have always relied on one System partition thru which all the o/s are booted.
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05 May 2009   #23
XGUNTHERC

Windows 7 Ultimate Edition x64
 
 

I didn't change or modify anything when installing. I just let it do it's thing. the only CHOICE I had. was what drive to install to. and I chose the new one.

so brink, to do startup repair I'd insert my vista disk.. and do startup repair. I'm not even sure I know how.

would it just be easiest to use easyBCD?
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05 May 2009   #24
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by XGUNTHERC View Post
so brink, to do startup repair I'd insert my vista disk.. and do startup repair. I'm not even sure I know how.

would it just be easiest to use easyBCD?
Either option should add Vista to the Windows 7 boot file, but a Startup Repair may be a bit easier to do. I would just go with the option your most comfortable doing.
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05 May 2009   #25
scaramonga

 
 

Dunno if it helps? but mines is same


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05 May 2009   #26
johngalt

 

The issue is another 100 MB partition. The issue is that he had Vista on a drive, installed Windows 7 to *another* drive completely (at which point it created the lovely 100 MB boot partition) and now only boots into Vista, not ever presenting him with an option on which OS to choose.

Gunther, like Shawn said, you can give the repair install a shot - I had forgotten that it would detect new OSs as well, so that should work well for you.
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05 May 2009   #27
XGUNTHERC

Windows 7 Ultimate Edition x64
 
 

well right now when I restart I'm booting into win 7.. and I have 3 times now.

I changed what HD is seen first. so they both have the boot info it looks like. cuz if I choose the other drive, vista loads, and when I choose this drive (In Bios) then Win 7 loads.

lol. I've never dual booted before.
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05 May 2009   #28
SIW2

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Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

It is not very clear from the OP, but it might be the same on this thread.

Partitioning question..

If he had Vista installed at the time - he still got the 100mb when pointing 7100 at another HD.

I say it is not clear, as the Vista HD ( presumably New Volume F) is now formatted - he may have done that during the 7 install by accident.
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05 May 2009   #29
XGUNTHERC

Windows 7 Ultimate Edition x64
 
 

no my vista HD. (Presumably the new Volume F) in now reformatted.. no that is not it. I can boot into Vista. and have my files so idk.

this is confusing. maybe I should just do the easy BCD thing..
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05 May 2009   #30
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Hi XG,

Sorry - I was talking about the guy on the other thread having formatted F. He also has the 100mb after installing 7 on another HD.

Use Easybcd if you are more comfortable with it. You should be able to add 7 entry to Vista bcd , and Vista entry to 7 bcd.

That way , whichever HD is first in boot order you will get the choice.
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