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Windows 7: Keep Vista and reinstalling win7 help ( dual boot )

20 Aug 2010   #11
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

You are supposed to change the boot order in the BIOS so it boots first from the ODD and do a clean install to the same partition as Windows 7 is installed to now.


How To Change the Drive Boot Priority in BIOS

How to Do a Clean Installation with Windows 7



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20 Aug 2010   #12
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ringo14 View Post
Now the problem is now i put my cd in to my pc ( running vista now) and i picked the custom ( advanced) option and it restarted and on the restart i got asked " press any key to boot from the cd tray" or something like that i press any key and i got 3 options : windows setup , windows7 and vista now i am complete lost on what to do
It is to select "windows setup " now, as the installation is in progress now.
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20 Aug 2010   #13
madtownidiot

 

boot windows setup to finish your installation.
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20 Aug 2010   #14
ringo14

Windows 7 and Vista basic
 
 

Thanks every one it worked and kept my vista and my win7 in a folder called "old" was wondering if it is ok to delete the folder old?
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20 Aug 2010   #15
madtownidiot

 

yes you can safely delete the .old folder.
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20 Aug 2010   #16
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello again.





Glad you got it sorted, thanks for the update; there's even a tutorial on that subject.



Windows.old Folder - Delete
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21 Aug 2010   #17
gregrocker

 

Make sure you have all of your files first as there are copies of them in windows.old in case you forgot to save some.
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