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Windows 7: Removing Windows Vista from Dual Boot with Windows 7

31 Jan 2010   #11
gregrocker

 

Good job, Darren.

After verifying performance, suggest you replace the Win7/Vista backup image made earlier with a new Win7 backup image so you never have to reinstall again.


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31 Jan 2010   #12
darren13

win 7 x64
 
 

Hey there Greg/Jonathan,

Just a quickie - further to removing the Vista partition now, I've copied a large-ish folder (17Gb) from the C: to the F: drive, and it took about 20 minutes....I might be wrong, but I'm sure it was a lot faster than this before - is there maybe something that can happen during the procedure I followed that can slow up the disks?

I've defragged both drives and rebooted a couple times to see if that helps?

Thanks again,
Darren.
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31 Jan 2010   #13
gregrocker

 

Is there anything other than copying this one file that shows diminished performance?

The reason I ask is that we've had no one who used these steps to remove XP or Vista come back with reports of reduced performance so far.

But if there were further evidence of a performance hit, I would personally run chkdsk, sfc /scannow and possibly Repair Install.
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01 Feb 2010   #14
darren13

win 7 x64
 
 

Thanks again Greg,

chkdsk ran when I rebooted and I don't think I saw any errors, so maybe all is well. I just thought a 17Gb file would transfer a lot quicker than it did - maybe my expectations are too high here! Other than that, everything seems to be sweet ;-)

Regards,
Darren.
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01 Feb 2010   #15
gregrocker

 

If chkdsk ran initially then it saw an error. I'd be extra sure by scheduling it to run again (rightclick HD>Tools>Check for Errrors) after reboot.

Then run the HD Surface Scan on Partion Wizard booted CD.

A 17gb file is always a wait.
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02 Feb 2010   #16
darren13

win 7 x64
 
 

Thanks Greg -

I've right-clicked C: again, >Properties>Tools tab>Error-checking - Check Now button>

On the Check Disk New Volume (C window that pops up, 'Automatically fix file errors' is checked, 'Scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors' is unchecked.

Then I had a window that I clicked Schedule on next restart.

Will post back with results later, maybe I'll run Partition Wizard first.

Thanks again,
Darren.
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02 Feb 2010   #17
darren13

win 7 x64
 
 

......I ran the surface test on Partition Wizard boot CD and no bad sectors found at all. So I guess all is good

A very large thank you for helping me out there Greg & Jonathan, very much appreciated!

Best,
Darren.
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02 Feb 2010   #18
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by darren13 View Post

I've right-clicked C: again, >Properties>Tools tab>Error-checking - Check Now button>

On the Check Disk New Volume (C window that pops up, 'Automatically fix file errors' is checked, 'Scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors' is unchecked.

Then I had a window that I clicked Schedule on next restart.


Tick both boxes then restart to run chkdsk.
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04 Feb 2010   #19
darren13

win 7 x64
 
 

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Tick both boxes then restart to run chkdsk.[/QUOTE]

Okay - I'll give that a run hopefully later today - thanks again,
Darren
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26 Apr 2010   #20
ralphf926

xp,vista and win7
 
 
REmove vista tri boot setup

Hi Greg: I've got XP, vista and win7 setup in tri boot mode. All is working well but I now want to get rid of vista. What are the steps so I can be left with XP and Win7? I currently have xp and win7 on a raptor drive and vista on a separate drive. I've looked everywhere but can't seem to get the answer I'm looking for. I'm familiar with bcdedit and vista boot pro if those help. Here's what I've got when in Windows 7:

disk0 VISTA64 (D Healthy(system,active,primary)
disk 1 APPS_DATA (E Healthy(active, primary)
disk 2 XP-PRO (F Healthy(active, primary)
disk 2 WIN7 64 (C Healthy(boot, pagefile,crash dump,primary)

Bios is set to boot from disk 0. I tried booting from disk 2 but got an error saying I was missing a file. Any help appreciated.
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