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Windows 7: deleting 1 OS from dual boot

30 May 2011   #11
essenbe

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider
 
 

BFK, It appears the boot files are on the vista partition. I have told him to disconnect the vista HD and run startup repairs with only win 7 disk attached.


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30 May 2011   #12
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
BFK, It appears the boot files are on the vista partition. I have told him to disconnect the vista HD and run startup repairs with only win 7 disk attached.


That's probably a better option though the Windows 7 Hard Disk Drive would have to be the first boot device in the PC BIOS after the CD/DVD drive and then it could be left that way when the second HDD is reconnected.
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30 May 2011   #13
essenbe

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider
 
 

BFK, disk management shows window7 atributes as active, boot, page file. Does that mean that the boot files are on 7? It looks right except it does not show system file.
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30 May 2011   #14
essenbe

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider
 
 

Also, I didn't mean to jump in front of you.
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30 May 2011   #15
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello Steve, we're all a team here.

The flag System shows where the system volume (the system boot files) are located, the flag Active shows Windows (WinRE) where to (re)create the System boot files and the flag Boot simply shows the Windows that is running.
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30 May 2011   #16
murph2010

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 
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hey guys i disconnected the vista hard drive and it didnt boot up, so i went and done the 3 system repairs on the 7 hard drive and it booted up fine, in disk management it now says (system,boot,page file,active,crash dump, primary partition).

so as it stands its all working normally .. if i were to plug back in the vista hard drive would it change back? or could i just plug it back in now and format it without damaging the windows 7 os on this hard drive now?

thanks again guys you'v been a great help
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30 May 2011   #17
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by murph2010 View Post
hey guys i disconnected the vista hard drive and it didnt boot up, so i went and done the 3 system repairs on the 7 hard drive and it booted up fine, in disk management it now says (system,boot,page file,active,crash dump, primary partition).

so as it stands its all working normally .. if i were to plug back in the vista hard drive would it change back? or could i just plug it back in now and format it without damaging the windows 7 os on this hard drive now?

thanks again guys you'v been a great help

When you reboot, make sure the HDD that is connected is set as the first boot device in the PC BIOS, then reboot to make sure all is well; then power down and reconnect the other HDD.
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30 May 2011   #18
essenbe

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider
 
 

That's great news. I'm glad you got it fixed the way you want it. Assuming everything boots right when you reconnect the vista drive, you can delete and clean the vista drive.
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30 May 2011   #19
murph2010

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 
done :)

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When you reboot, make sure the HDD that is connected is set as the first boot device in the PC BIOS, then reboot to make sure all is well; then power down and reconnect the other HDD.
did that and it just booted straight into windows 7 no problems. Iv formatted the vista hard drive and now just have windows 7 working perfectly...

thanks again guys really appreciate all your help!
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30 May 2011   #20
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Good yo see you got it all sorted.
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