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

27 Apr 2010   #31
gregrocker

 

Yes, I read the screenshot earlier today and posted the steps above for you to mark Win7 active and recover the System MBR into it.


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27 Apr 2010   #32
SIW2

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Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Hi Ralph,

If you want to try an easier way, from within win 7, d/l this zip, rt click it >properties>unblock>apply>ok.

Rt click and RUN AS ADMIN on sispar.cmd.

sisparV5.zip


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28 Apr 2010   #33
theog

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ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Hi Ralph,

If you want to try an easier way, from within win 7, d/l this zip, rt click it >properties>unblock>apply>ok.

Rt click and RUN AS ADMIN on sispar.cmd.

Attachment 69863
Hi SIW2

I was playing round with your app today,looks good.

How about a nice Tutorial.

Ray.
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29 Apr 2010   #34
ralphf926

xp,vista and win7
 
 

when i try to run deom ein 7 i get message that bootsect.exe file is missing
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29 Apr 2010   #35
gregrocker

 

Did you try running the extracted file which SIW2 uploaded for you, and what was the exact result?

Did you try following exactly the steps I posted up earlier to do the operations needed manually, and if so what were the results of those?

You need to do one or the other, and post back readable results.
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29 Apr 2010   #36
theog

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ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

My testing of SIW2 tool.

Removing Windows Vista from Dual Boot with Windows 7-capture5.png

You may need to do a startup repair once.
Startup Repair


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29 Apr 2010   #37
gregrocker

 

theog, did the syspar file uploaded by SIW2 designed to recover MBR into Win7 also delete the XP partition? The reason I ask is because the former Vista and XP partitions are showing unallocated space in your screenie.

If so, then OP may not want to use it since he wants to retain XP Dual Boot,

Especially if he needs to run Startup Repair from DVD/Repair CD anyway, since that is essentially the manual method after marking Win7 active.
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29 Apr 2010   #38
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

1) No, I delete partitions after reboot.

2) SIW2 tool will copy all boot files need over to the Win 7 HD/partition, NO need for any manual method.

Nice tool.
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29 Apr 2010   #39
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Hi greg

Hope this screenshot will help.


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Removing Windows Vista from Dual Boot with Windows 7-capture7.png 
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29 Apr 2010   #40
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post

2) SIW2 tool will copy all boot files need over to the Win 7 HD/partition, NO need for any manual method.

Nice tool.
I think Si said it will only work in certain configs. But it just worked for triple boot so it looks good to go.

Maybe we can get him to wrap it in a tutorial so Dual Boot removal becomes cake.

Of course, there is then deleting partitions with space recovery into Win7 or elsewhere, so Partition Wizard is still needed as is our help with that.
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