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Windows 7: HP Laptop upgrade from Vista - 4 frustrating failures!!

29 Dec 2009   #41
gregrocker

 

SIW2 did I get the steps right above for his extraction?

(Teacher's in the room!)


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29 Dec 2009   #42
jecook

Windows 7
 
 

Backup is now running, I know I need to reset the C partition(Vista) to active again but do I need to also do bcdboot command for C ?
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29 Dec 2009   #43
SIW2

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Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Looks OK.

He can set it up to avoid running startup repair by doing bcdboot cmd and then generalizing the bcd entries.

Not for C - it is for the win 7 partition (F as I recall?)

bcdboot f:\windows /s f:

bcdedit /set {bootmgr} device boot

bcdedit /set {default} device boot

bcdedit /set {default} osdevice boot

Not compulsory -just saves running startup repair after resizing the 7 partition. ( As long as bootsector is sound - otherwise you may need one run of it.)

If you are going to delete C and resize F right now (as per Greg's post with PW ) - you can leave F active.

You only needed to set C active again if you didn't have the boot critical files on F and wanted to restart.
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29 Dec 2009   #44
jecook

Windows 7
 
 

Backup will take a little while I guess so have the Partition Wizard disk handy and the W7 Install disk in order to disappear windows Vista!

From Gregs Instrctions above;
1) Boot from Partition Wizard Boot disk

2) Set Win 7 partition (F) to Active - that will automatically make C inactive as I understand as only one partition can be active I believe.

3) Delete Vista partition (C) - I think I will leave HP recovery partition at the moment and do that separately.

4) Resize Win 7 Partition (F) - Do I need to change the drive letter to C at the same time?

5) Aplly all the steps

6) Boot with the Win 7 DVD to get to the Repair Console

7) Run Startup repair 3 times

8) I presume I then Reboot from the hard drive at that point.

Let me know if I have missed anything

Jon
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29 Dec 2009   #45
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Quote:
4) Resize Win 7 Partition (F) - Do I need to change the drive letter to C at the same time?
I wouldn't - better leave it as F.

The rest sounds ok.
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29 Dec 2009   #46
jecook

Windows 7
 
 

Our posts crossed, SIW2's last slightly confused me.

The Win7 Partition is successfully backed up from Disk Management GUI.

At present F is still active.

Are you saying I should leave it active then run some additional bcdboot commands before I boot from Partition Wizard to delete vista and resize the win7 partition?

If I reallocate Win7 to C is that OK?
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29 Dec 2009   #47
jecook

Windows 7
 
 

Ok we crossed again, I will follow your suggestion reallocation of drive letters
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29 Dec 2009   #48
jecook

Windows 7
 
 

Fingers crossed
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30 Dec 2009   #49
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jecook View Post
From Gregs Instrctions above;
1) Boot from Partition Wizard Boot disk

2) Set Win 7 partition (F) to Active - that will automatically make C inactive as I understand as only one partition can be active I believe. Mark C inactive anyway to assure C: deletion.

3) Delete Vista partition (C) - I think I will leave HP recovery partition at the moment and do that separately. Undo all if it won't delete and we will give Diskpart commands to force it, and do all other steps at the same time. Had these all ready for you but wanted you to have a graphical interface (nicer).

4) Resize Win 7 Partition (F) - Do I need to change the drive letter to C at the same time? No. Cannot be done, unless Win7 decides it wants to.

5) Aplly all the steps

6) Boot with the Win 7 DVD to get to the Repair Console Click through to Recov tools list.

7) Run Startup repair 3 times Reboot after each fix.

8) I presume I then Reboot from the hard drive at that point. Run Startup Repair until WIn7 starts. If not we may need to manually run bootrec or bootsect to jog installer to find installation. Rare.

Let me know if I have missed anything
See above^
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30 Dec 2009   #50
jecook

Windows 7
 
 

Thanks Greg, decided to do the recovery partition as well, am now going to reboot with Win7 Installation disk
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