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Windows 7: Getting rid of Vista

06 May 2009   #11
Uber Philf

W7 RTM Ultimate x64
 
 

good, now just format the vista drive and it should be all good.

Holla if ya need help with it..

Enzo.


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06 May 2009   #12
torrentg

7600.20510 x86
 
 

Ok, good about deleting Vista with msconfig. But when you are in 7 like just now, it still used your Vista drive to boot from.

Make sure your computer is set to see all hidden files and system files.

Then you need to copy from the Vista drive to the 7 drive the following:

bootmgr file from root to root.
Boot folder from root to root.

However, when copying the boot folder, windows will not allow to copy the file called bcd. Choose to skip this when it asks you while copying the folder.

Then you can do this command from the command prompt:

bcdedit /export C:\boot\bcd


Now you can change bios to boot from the 7 drive.
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06 May 2009   #13
barney

Wndows 7
 
 

Will Paragon work with windows 7 please?
best

barney
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06 May 2009   #14
YupYup

Win 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by barney View Post
The operating systems are on 2 Drives vista on disk 1 and 7 on disk 0
vista has no boot option

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barney
Post a screenshot of your disk management.
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06 May 2009   #15
torrentg

7600.20510 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by YupYup View Post
Post a screenshot of your disk management.
heh heh I know what you're getting at. he said that the Vista drive shows as the system drive. That's indicative of the boot files on that drive.

If he formats it somehow with a 3rd party tool without copying over the boot files to 7 first, say bye bye to booting. lol
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06 May 2009   #16
YupYup

Win 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by torrentg View Post
heh heh I know what you're getting at. he said that the Vista drive shows as the system drive. That's indicative of the boot files on that drive.

If he formats it somehow with a 3rd party tool without copying over the boot files to 7 first, say bye bye to booting. lol
No i was just curious to see the disk setup because in most cases if an active partition is not present before the windows 7 partition the setup creates the hidden system partition.
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06 May 2009   #17
barney

Wndows 7
 
 

torrentg have done exactly as you suggested I had to skip 2 files bcd and log all others copied to root ok.
However when executing the command line (changing X to C ) I get the following error
the store export operation has failed cannot create a file when that file already exists!
does this mean I already have a bootable win 7?

best

barney
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06 May 2009   #18
torrentg

7600.20510 x86
 
 

Ah, right YupYup.

yes, I had the wrong command barney. I placed the correct one there for you now. It is:

bcdedit /export C:\boot\bcd

If it completes well (you can check by going and looking if bcd is now at C:\boot\bcd), then you can reboot into bios, change the boot drive to 7 drive, post here that all went well and then format Vista drive. Good luck!
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06 May 2009   #19
barney

Wndows 7
 
 

That worked succesfully bcd is now in boot folder in the root of 7 I have rebooted succesfully but am not sure if 7 did it or vista? the only way to know is to now wipe out the vista partition I will now try
Thanks for your help

best

barney
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06 May 2009   #20
YupYup

Win 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by barney View Post
That worked succesfully bcd is now in boot folder in the root of 7 I have rebooted succesfully but am not sure if 7 did it or vista? the only way to know is to now wipe out the vista partition I will now try
Thanks for your help

best

barney
Or look at the bcdedit readout.
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