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Windows 7: Current dual boot-deleting Vista

25 Oct 2009   #71
Minotar

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Sure why not? You can also adjust them later.
Great,ill let you know how it goes before i knock off anyhow


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25 Oct 2009   #72
gregrocker

 

You run the disk check?

See what it sez, right click on your first partition in PW

SIW2 thought it might cause trouble with the install if partition table is corrupt
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26 Oct 2009   #73
Minotar

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
You run the disk check?

See what it sez, right click on your first partition in PW

SIW2 thought it might cause trouble with the install if partition table is corrupt
I dont think PW has that option
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26 Oct 2009   #74
gregrocker

 

yeah its on the right click menu when u click on partition. Just checked.

But if you are going to do the reinstall, I'd just go ahead since MBR will be overwritten even with quick format.

And if you used the PW formatting, I'd still do a quick format from the Win7 installer just to make sure its compatible.

Make sure you don't accidentally format your data drive
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26 Oct 2009   #75
Minotar

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
yeah its on the right click menu when u click on partition. Just checked.

But if you are going to do the reinstall, I'd just go ahead since MBR will be overwritten even with quick format.

And if you used the PW formatting, I'd still do a quick format from the Win7 installer just to make sure its compatible.

Make sure you don't format your data drive
oopps lol

Thats what im going to do,the Win7 Os partition thats left is under type "System"
Is that ok to format?

its late,im sorry for the amount of questions
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26 Oct 2009   #76
gregrocker

 

glad to help. Yes you can format using PW to get a full, or just use the Win7 installer's quick format which def overwrites that bastad MBR

Win7 should sort it out so no need to worry about it unless another drive is marked active.

let us know how the install goes
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26 Oct 2009   #77
Minotar

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
glad to help. Yes you can format using PW to get a full, or just use the Win7 installer's quick format.

Win7 will set it all up so no need to worry about it unless another drive is marked active.

let us know how the install goes
Great

And seriously,thanks,i know from working with cars,trying to explain something over the net can be dreadful when the other person only has limited knowledge...especially if it lasts hours.

Of course
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26 Oct 2009   #78
gregrocker

 

You are much more skilled than the average user.

The fly in the ointment here was the WINRE partition when deleting the first boot partition and moving the second over. Normally the 100mb boot partition Win7 creates can be deleted and recovered into the Win7 via Startup Repair.

These dual-boot deletions are each gonna be a pain.

And people are bailin out of XP/Vista within hours whereas we beta testers took more time to realize Win7's perfection (it also had beta bugs).

My computers here have all gone thru these multiple times, so I like helpin other people work their puzzles.
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26 Oct 2009   #79
Minotar

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
You are much more skilled than the average user.

The fly in the ointment here was the WINRE partition which I have not enountered before when deleting the first boot partition and moving the second over. Normally the 100mb boot partition Win7 creates can be deleted and recovered into the Win7 via Startup Repair.

These dual-boot deletions are each gonna be a pain.

And people are bailin out of XP/Vista within hours whereas we beta testers took more time to realize Win7's perfection (it also had beta bugs).

My computers here have all gone thru these multiple times, so I like helpin other people work their puzzles.
It depends on who you compare me to

I think that WINRE is assosicated with Fijitsu computers in general as there was a program "Fijitsu Recovery" pre-installed,but i thought it was a .exe,not an actual partition.

I might agree on that...lol

Well for that you have my up-most thanks!

Win7 Ultimate is now my current OS and seems to be working perfect,ill know within a few days of any hiccups and report back

I added some rep for you earlier and SIW2 ,both of you more than desrve it.

Dan
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26 Oct 2009   #80
gregrocker

 

Googling that Fujitsu WinRe partition, it is the same as the 100mb boot/repair partition Win7 can install, and just as with most it can be removed and recovered by Startup Repair, since if manufacturer's it is disabled in almost every case by the new OS install anyway and is wasting space and possibly conflicting.

Therefore, it had to be something hanging the Startup Repair and bootrec/bootsect commands, probably in the partition manager software deleting/copying process. These operations are always fraught with danger.

Congrats and enjoy Win7. You can work through any issue here. Remember to make your backup image and store it externally once you get the HDD set up just like you want, for no'mo reinstalls.
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