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19 Dec 2009   #1
devenprasad

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
I am looking to uninstall vista on a dual boot with win

Hi I know this has been solved before. Ok well i want to uninstall windows Vista but keep Win 7. Ok so Windows Vista is installed on the C:// while Win 7 is installed on the H:// drive. My Edition of windows 7 is Ultimate, I could reinstall but I have installed lots of stuff on it. I have Easy BCD. Picture of Disk Management is attached


Edit: I dont have a cd drive (i installed using Virtual Clone Drive)

Thanks in advanced

Deven Prasad
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20 Dec 2009   #2
gregrocker

 

Without an optical drive you are severely limited in what you can do.

You can create a bootable Win7 installer or repair stick using USB flash key. Write the Win7 ISO to flash drive using bootable tab on UltraISO trial downloaded here: http://download.cnet.com/UltraISO-Pr...-10177302.html

If you do not want the full installer, you NEED a repair stick for emergencies anyway, so download and write to flash the Win7 repair console here: Multi-boot/Dual-Boot Windows XP on Windows 7

You will need to download and install free Partition Wizard, then rightclick delete the first and second partitions.

Now rightclick Modify>Set Active and right click Resize the Win7 partition, slide the left border all the way over to the left side. Repartition as desired, including a suggested primary partition to store a Win7 backup image later. Apply all steps.

Now boot the Win7 installer Repair console or repair stick and run Startup repair 3 separate times to rewrite the MBR to the Win7 partition.

It might actually be easier to reinstall but you might want to try this first anyway, since you do need a bootable repair stick if not installer for emergencies.
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20 Dec 2009   #3
devenprasad

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

gregrocker

I know that part but the bootmgr is on the c:// drive not on the win 7 drive.

Does he drive need to be empty
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20 Dec 2009   #4
gregrocker

 

Yes i see that C: is System active which is why you will need to mark active and recover the MBR into Windows 7 partition after deleting the unwanted partitions and resizing Win7 into their space.

Startup repair is automated in Win7 with the bootrec and bootsect commands to do this when run repeatedly.

We do this here every day, over 100 dual boot extractions since Win7 release with around 95% success rate. Just follow the steps.

Back up your files or if you want to be able to start over, save a Win7 backup image externally.
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20 Dec 2009   #5
devenprasad

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

gregrocker

Could you please help me with ultra iso

I cant get it to got on the flash drive
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20 Dec 2009   #6
devenprasad

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

could i do this???

Use Easy BCD in Win 7 to Remove Vista Entry

Then

Copy Vista boot folder and replace the one in 7 with the one in vista

also copy the bootmgr file from vista and pop it into 7

Then
open upscaled cmd and enter bcdedit /export C:\boot\bcd or copy bcd using easybcd

Then mark the win 7 partion as active

Then Format the C://
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20 Dec 2009   #7
gregrocker

 

Better to use the proven method. But you need a repair option at hand before doing anything.

Use Ultra ISO bootable tab to write the ISO to your formatted flash stick.

If fail, then use Win2flash

What works for me is to format the flash stick primary and copy the Win7 files into the root, then boot using the BIOS boot menu f-key given on first bootup screen.
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23 Dec 2009   #8
devenprasad

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
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Thnx for all your help i used gregs method but poped the file on a different way and it worked thanks

Deven Prasad
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