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Windows 7: Remove Vista from a dual-boot w/win 7

06 Mar 2010   #11
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AstaLaVista View Post
OK, I'll see if I can do all this over the weekend... thanks for the help.

Howdy.


Don't let it overwhelm you, just do the one thing at a time and set Windows 7 as active and do the repairs first, then later, after it all settles down, have a go at Greg's info, no hurry.

Repair Install


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06 Mar 2010   #12
AstaLaVista

Windows 7 x64 (Ultimate)
 
 

Ok, I set windows 7 partition Active and just as everybody here stated, the mbr was missing so I use the Cd to Repair it. It took me 2 tries to get it going.

Now, the only problem is that it left 3 entries in the form of:

Windows 7 (recovered)
Windows Vista (recovered)
Windows Vista (recovered)

Do I have to use EasyBCD to fix this or can I do it with a windows 7 tool? If I remember correctly, there was a way to do this but its been a while since I did the dual boot so I forgot.

I have already backed up all the data but I am going to give my wife a few days with Win 7 before I nuke vista... if I don't get desperate and nuke it later on that is.
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06 Mar 2010   #13
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Yes, remove with EasyBCD.

Use EasyBCD 2.0 in Win 7.

EasyBCD 2.0 Beta Builds - The NeoSmart Forums
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06 Mar 2010   #14
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello mate.



If you want to have a play, have a look at this tutorial at the link below.

BCDEDIT - How to Use
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06 Mar 2010   #15
AstaLaVista

Windows 7 x64 (Ultimate)
 
 

I did with the 1.72 because I did not want to register just to get a beta... it did the work nonetheless and I got rid of the 3rd entry, which happened to be the old vista entry anyways.

Well, the moment of truth is upon us, you know... the moment where you dread to nuke an OS because you feel that you forgot to back up something even though you went through it twice only to find out (days later) that you were, indeed missing something? Yeah, I have had that feeling quite a few times before!
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06 Mar 2010   #16
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Since you also want to recover deleted Vista space into Win7 partition, the tool to use for this job is free Partition Wizard bootable CD.

Back up your files and a Win7 system image as in rare cases Resizing operations can fail.

Boot Partition Wizard CD, wait for files to load, select 1 for screen res, rightclick Vista partition to Delete, OK.

Next rightclick Win7 partition>Modify>Set to Active, OK.

Again rightclick Win7 partition>Resize>drag left grey border all the way to the left over deleted Vista space, OK. Apply all steps.

Win7 will not now boot. Instead, boot Win7 DVD Repair console or Repair CD, click through to Recovery Tools list to run Startup Repair up to 3 separate times with reboots, as it will attempt to repair and finally write the MBR to Win7 partition.
I'm pleased you're getting it sorted; now when you're ready have a look at what gregrocker wrote about recovering the space of the old partition Vista was on.
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06 Mar 2010   #17
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

You should find 7 will boot up just fine after incorporating the space vacated by Vista.

If not, one run of startup repair will do the job.
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25 Jan 2012   #18
Bill Pearson

Dual Boot, Windows 7 64, Vista Ultimate 64
 
 

Idiot Needs Help

BillP
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25 Jan 2012   #19
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

We are used to that sort of thing.

What kind of help?
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25 Jan 2012   #20
Bill Pearson

Dual Boot, Windows 7 64, Vista Ultimate 64
 
 

Have installed a Dual Boot with Win 7 and Vista Ult since I was advised after getting the comp that Win 7 would not run FSX. Also installed second hard drive. I intended to put a OS on each drive. Think I have them on the same one.
Now I learn that Win 7 will run FSX so don't need or want Vista. Would like to go to a Win7 with two hard drives and a I book for back up. Need best way for not a geek.

Thanks BillP
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