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Windows 7: Is Windows 7 using Vista files for boot?

07 Nov 2009   #11
BriMercer

Windows 7
 
 

Thanks so much for your help! Here's the screen shot...




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07 Nov 2009   #12
SIW2

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Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

You will probabaly find this easier:

Rt click W and Mark as Active.

In bios, make sure the 7 HD is first in HD boot order.

Boot the 7 dvd and run Startup repair 3 times.

Hope it helps
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08 Nov 2009   #13
BriMercer

Windows 7
 
 

That helped a great deal. Windows 7 is the main boot drive and I was able to format my C: drive. Windows 7 still thinks Vista is on my C: drive, however, even though it's gone. Any way to tell Windows 7 that it's gone? I've tried re-running Startup Repair under the new configuration, but no dice...
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08 Nov 2009   #14
SIW2

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Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Hi Bri,

Just remove the Vista entry from 7 boot menu.

Easiest is type msconfig in start search - click it when it pops up.

Under the Boot Tab - highlight Vista entry and Delete. Apply, OK.

The Next time you restart - you won't see Vista.
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08 Nov 2009   #15
BriMercer

Windows 7
 
 

I just wanted to tell you how much I sincerely value your help. Your advice has been invaluable. Your time and efforts are very much appreciated.

Thank you!
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08 Nov 2009   #16
SIW2

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Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

It's a pleasure, Bri.

Thanks for posting back your results.

I am happy it all worked out for you.
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05 Jan 2010   #17
Bily

Windows 7
 
 

Hi SIW2,
I would like to get the Windows 7 Splash Screen back.
Would appreciate your help. I had a dual boot on one drive: Vista on first partition; Windows 7 on second partition. I managed to mangle deleting Vista and doing an Acronis True Image restore of Windows 7 to the old Vista partition and then deleted W7 from the second partition., but I have the old Vista slashbar splash screen which then boots into W7.
How can I fix this? Thanks in advance.
Here's a screenshot of my drives:
http://files.myopera.com/creegah/files/drives.JPG
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05 Jan 2010   #18
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

LOL. Not so easy to follow what you did there, Bily.

From within 7 type cmd in start search box.

When the black box pops up, rt click it and run as admin.

Type:

bcdboot c:\windows /s c:

then press enter.

You should get a successful message. Close command prompt.
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05 Jan 2010   #19
Bily

Windows 7
 
 

SIW2
Fixed my Windows 7 splash screen by pasting this in command prompt: bcdboot %WinDir% /l en-US but NOW lost my F11 Acronis recovery manager ability. It was working until I did that.
How do I get THAT back??
I know, I know, I should never be allowed near a computer.


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05 Jan 2010   #20
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

I guess open up Acronis - go to the options for startup recovery manager - uninstall the feature - then reinstall it.

I assume it works in a similar way to Paragon , which is what I use.
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