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Windows 7: Win 7 plus Win 7 on 2 partitions?

20 Jan 2011   #51
merlincorp

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit, Service Pack 1
 
 

OK Ted & Greg - new screengrab attached. How does it look to you guys?

Cheers
Adrian




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21 Jan 2011   #52
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello Adrian.



Everything looks in good order.


If you wanted to convert the D: Data Extended partition / Logical drive to a Primary partition before you wipe and recover G: into D:, have a look at Option Four in this tutorial, it is a completely safe process that takes about 5 seconds to do.

Partition Wizard : Use the Bootable CD
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21 Jan 2011   #53
gregrocker

 

Looks fine to me.
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23 Jan 2011   #54
merlincorp

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit, Service Pack 1
 
 

All done - if you look at this last screengrab you'll see my final partition map, having wiped then deleted the old G:Win 7 partition, then added that space to another partition.

Since I will never want to boot from D, the location of just my data files, I couldn't see any real benefit from converting the D: Data Extended partition / Logical drive to a Primary partition, so I didn't do that. However I am happy to do that if there IS some point I have missed with regard to that?

Cheers
Adrian


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23 Jan 2011   #55
merlincorp

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit, Service Pack 1
 
 

One other thing. I obviously have no need of the dual boot menu now and have uninstalled Easy BCD. However I am still presented with that menu when I boot up. It's not a fundamental problem as my new C: Win 7 was set as the default, but it would be neater to remove that altogether. How would I achieve that?

Thanks
ADrian
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23 Jan 2011   #56
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello Adrian.



Type msconfig in the Windows start menu and at the boot tab, in the window that opens delete the second entry; that will remove the dual boot option at system startup.


There is no specific reason to convert the D: partition to Primary, it's just an idiosyncrasy of mine; I'm sure you're aware that as many Logical drives as there are available drive letters can be created inside an Extended partition, the only limiting factor is the available space to do so.
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23 Jan 2011   #57
gregrocker

 

If the second listing isn't present in msconfig>Boot tab, reinstall EasyBCD 2.0 to remove it using the Edit OS tab to Delete.
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23 Jan 2011   #58
merlincorp

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit, Service Pack 1
 
 

Ted - there are 2 entries in the boot section of msconfig, but the delete option for both is grayed out. I fiddled about turning some of the options on/off but was unable to get the delete button to come alive.

Greg - I reinstalled EasyBCD but when I deleted the single boot entry listed there I got a warning message to the effect that if I saved it like that I would not be able to boot when restarting.

Hmmmn .... maybe not worth fussing over. Everything is working OK.

Adrian
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23 Jan 2011   #59
gregrocker

 

Unusual, have never heard of either instance.

If both are listed in msconfig, the ghost listing should be deletable.

If not, then the second is always present in EasyBCD to delete.

I would run a Repair Install which reconfigures the boot.
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24 Jan 2011   #60
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Before you try anything else, set the default timeout at 0 to see if that is satisfactory, the timeout is the time the default waits to give you time to select the 'other' OS before the default auto-starts.

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