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Windows 7: remove system reserve partition

16 Jan 2010   #11
irate pacifist

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

what is the difference between the two if any?

bootrec /fixmbr or bootrec /fixboot

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guess i should have asked if either of these will remove the old os from the boot menu or will i still have to go to msconfig and do it maunally?



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16 Jan 2010   #12
Minotar

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by irate pacifist View Post
what is the difference between the two if any?

bootrec /fixmbr or bootrec /fixboot
The fixmbr command writes a new a new MBR

The fixboot command writes a boot sector to the partiton.
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16 Jan 2010   #13
Minotar

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by irate pacifist View Post

guess i should have asked if either of these will remove the old os from the boot menu or will i still have to go to msconfig and do it maunally?
Start up repair should fix that,if not its not too much trouble to remove from msconfig though.
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16 Jan 2010   #14
irate pacifist

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

shouldn't just running the repair console and scanning for errors find any mbr errors and offer to fix them? i have resized boot drives in 7 before and from time to time, and afterwards cound not boot in to 7. i ran the repair console and let it scan for errors, and it did. it offered to repair them, i let it and was able to boot back into windows.
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16 Jan 2010   #15
Minotar

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by irate pacifist View Post
shouldn't just running the repair console and scanning for errors find any mbr errors and offer to fix them? i have resized boot drives in 7 before and from time to time, and afterwards cound not boot in to 7. i ran the repair console and let it scan for errors, and it did. it offered to repair them, i let it and was able to boot back into windows.
I gave the command lines as an option if start up repair fails.
Start up repair should still be tried,sometimes it can be tricky so let it run 3 times as general rule.
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16 Jan 2010   #16
irate pacifist

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Minotar View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by irate pacifist View Post
shouldn't just running the repair console and scanning for errors find any mbr errors and offer to fix them? i have resized boot drives in 7 before and from time to time, and afterwards cound not boot in to 7. i ran the repair console and let it scan for errors, and it did. it offered to repair them, i let it and was able to boot back into windows.
I gave the command lines as an option if start up repair fails.
Start up repair should still be tried,sometimes it can be tricky so let it run 3 times as general rule.
o.k. yeah once or twice i do not remember i ran it and it did not work so i decided to try it a second time and it worked. it is just like installing windows. no matter how good you wipe the drive from time to time setup will still freeze and have to be started all over again and work the second time.
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16 Jan 2010   #17
irate pacifist

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

now on to my next question. i need to know if i can keep each 7 from seeing the other. the reason is because i have software that if installed will change settings in both partitions.
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16 Jan 2010   #18
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by irate pacifist View Post
thanks for the info but i decided just to leave the system reserved partition alone. i now have the following. g is the new install. the only question i have left really is once i have the new install fully loaded and tweaked and i go to remove the old win 7, am i just going to have to run the startup repair console to fix the mbr after stretching the new install to include the partition that was used by the old install or is there something else i will have to do? thanks for the help so far guy's.

To remove old Win7 partition, you need to mark new Win7 partition Active in Dsk Mgmt., then delete old Win7 partition using free bootable Partition Wizard CD., Resize new Win7 into its space, boot Win7 DVD Repair conosle to run Startup Repair up to 3 separate times if necessary to repair Win7.
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16 Jan 2010   #19
irate pacifist

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by irate pacifist View Post
thanks for the info but i decided just to leave the system reserved partition alone. i now have the following. g is the new install. the only question i have left really is once i have the new install fully loaded and tweaked and i go to remove the old win 7, am i just going to have to run the startup repair console to fix the mbr after stretching the new install to include the partition that was used by the old install or is there something else i will have to do? thanks for the help so far guy's.

To remove old Win7 partition, you need to mark new Win7 partition Active in Dsk Mgmt., then delete old Win7 partition using free bootable Partition Wizard CD., Resize new Win7 into its space, boot Win7 DVD Repair conosle to run Startup Repair up to 3 separate times if necessary to repair Win7.
this is fine. i have this info all ready. i need to know about my last question. how to hide each 7 completely from one another.
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