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Windows 7: Remove Grub - Restore Windows 7

06 Jul 2013   #31

windows 7 home basic 32bit

Sorry to bump this again. But I have the same problem with a Dell Inspiron laptop and I don't have Windows 7 install DVD, is there any way I can fix it?

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06 Jul 2013   #32
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

My approach for double booting with a Windows 7/8 installation is different.

Make an image of the system partition (which contains the bootmgr) before you make the double boot installation.

Then if you want to get rid of the double booted OS, restore that image and reformat the partition that contains the double booted OS.

That whole operation takes only a couple of minutes and is one of the advantages of having a system partition.
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06 Jul 2013   #33

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by werty22 View Post
Sorry to bump this again. But I have the same problem with a Dell Inspiron laptop and I don't have Windows 7 install DVD, is there any way I can fix it?

You can make a Repair CD:
System Repair Disc - Create
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15 Jul 2013   #34

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Hey thanks,

installed Lubuntu last week & this weekend decided I really needed that space back. Your tutorial is great :)
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16 Aug 2013   #35

windows 7 ultimate x64
Thank You

I tried many other methods from many other websites with no results and your solution worked perfectly the first time. Thank you so much, this was turning into a bad day.
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02 Oct 2013   #36

Windows 7

Thanks a lot!!! I was able to solve my problem very easily...Excellent work:)
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25 Jan 2017   #37

Win 7 Pro SP1 64-bit

I spent hours trying to fix my Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-bit MBR. I tried all sorts of solutions but nothing worked...except for yours! One thing you should do before applying the solution - unplug all the drives expect the boot drive where my windows installation is located.

Thank you very much for posting this!
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3 Weeks Ago   #38

Windows 7 Home 64 bit
Boot manager is missing when above procedure was tred

I followed the stops above and on reboot god book manager is missing error.

I can still boot to win 7 now but only by using the F11 boot loader option and selecting it manually.

What next?


I tried the help here at: Bootmgr is missing - Fix

I went through all the above steps a the link for my Win 7 installed on C drive. All the feedback was as shown in help screens and all seemed correct but when trying to reboot I get a blank screen with blinking cursor that just stays there. I can still boot to Windows by manual selection from the correct option list in the F11 menu.
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