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

06 Nov 2009   #1
gilbo

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit / Vista 32-bit Home Premium Dual Boot
 
 
Is Windows 7 using Vista files for boot?

Hey guys,

I like many others have a dual boot with Vista and now want to delete it. I have read other threads about using "Startup and Recovery" to remove Windows Vista from the Splash screen and then Formatting that Vista partition.

However I have also read something about W7 using boot files from the Vista partition. How do I no if W7 is doing this or not. I believe W7 is the primary boot OS.

Many Thanks


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06 Nov 2009   #2
torrentg

7600.20510 x86
 
 

You can use Easybcd to remove Vista from the startup screen.

Post a screenshot of disk management. I can then tell you steps necessary on how to proceed.
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06 Nov 2009   #3
SIW2

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Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

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06 Nov 2009   #4
gilbo

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit / Vista 32-bit Home Premium Dual Boot
 
 
Screenshot

Hey Guys,

Thanks for replies. Sorry I didn't post a screen shot in the first post.


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06 Nov 2009   #5
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

That's OK - you had to find out how to do it.

Do you mind having a large amount of Unallocated space ( or a large partition ) on the left of 7 - as it is now?

Or were you wanting to get 7 over to the left ( as seen in Disk Management view).
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06 Nov 2009   #6
gilbo

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit / Vista 32-bit Home Premium Dual Boot
 
 

I want to extend the partition but I know how to do that.

I was wondering if it is safe to just format the D:/ drive which has Vista on, or whether the W7 partition is using some boot files as in other posts?
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07 Nov 2009   #7
gilbo

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit / Vista 32-bit Home Premium Dual Boot
 
 

Anyone?

To clarify the above post.

1. I would like to remove Vista completely.
2. I would like to merge both partitions so W7 and a load of free space is all on one partition.

Many thanks guys, I have used the search tool but everyone seems to have conflicting theories. Maybe there is a tut I am missing?
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07 Nov 2009   #8
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

The boot critical files are on the Vista partition.

From within 7, open an elevated command prompt, and type:

bcdboot c:\windows /s c:

then press enter.

Put the 7 dvd in the drive, then type:

e:\boot\bootsect /nt60 c:

then press enter.

In Disk Management, rt click C and Mark active.

Take the dvd out. Restart the pc.

Now you should be able to delete the Vista partition in Disk Management.
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07 Nov 2009   #9
BriMercer

Windows 7
 
 

I have a similar situation. I have Vista installed on C:, Win 7 installed on W: (each separate physical hard drives). My optical drive is e:.

What commands do I need to remove Vista and boot directly from Window 7? Can you go through the same steps as above for my configuration?
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07 Nov 2009   #10
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Hi Bri,

please post a screenshot of Disk Management window.

https://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...en-forums.html
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