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Thread: Another Dual boot problem with 7

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    Default Another Dual boot problem with 7

    OK, so what went from a simple task has caused me hell. I will try to explain it as much as I can.

    My Setup Originally
    One hardrive partitioned in 2, on one bit vista home premium and the other with windows 7 home professional.

    I never use vista so I though I will get rid of it.

    First tried formatting vista partition using various software , got the Trusted installer error and after an hour of faffing looked for another alternative.

    Then went over to faithful Microsoft to have a look and see if they could help me out.

    Remove vista from a multiboot system

    Followed the above and that's when the problem started.
    After the restart I got a NTLDR error. Used Vista Disk to repair startup and I was back to normal.

    I then tried to do a fresh install of vista using the disk, formatting the partition that it was on and then leaving the install before it actually installed vista. This did manage to format the partition, GREAT, reboot, and BOOTMGR is missing, tried to do repair using both vista repair CD and 7 repair CD available from you guys but still nothing so I think had to reinstall a fresh windows vista on the partition it was originally on and here I am, on windows 7 and vista is still there laughing smugly at me.

    I have looked around and there are lots of similar problems but no real solution (I don't think) other than start fresh which I do not want to do as I have a lot of software and just don't want to.

    Sorry If i have missed anything out.

    Any help very much appreciated.

    Cheers
    Henry

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    No point in following those instruction. They're for reverting from Vista to an earlier OS (hence the NTLDR error), not updating to a newer one.
    Use EasyBCD 2.0 latest build / Diagnostics / Change boot drive
    Point it to W7
    Boot W7
    Format the Vista Partition and use it for whatever you want.
    Terry

    Baker of fine scones.



    Please keep requests for help in the forums where everyone can see them, not in Private Messages.
    Posting a plea for help or information in the forum, will be seen more quickly by a widely experienced audience.
    A solution in the forum could also be useful to other future visitors, so PLEASE, no private requests. (they won't be answered !)

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    Thank you terry, saved me a lot of trouble.

    Problem solved, great bit of software.

    Cheers all
    Henry

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    hi mazchaz

    ive got slighly a similar problem..
    since urs is ok now..so tell me..did u use EasyBCD on vista to change the drive letter or
    You boot in to Window 7 and change the drive letter??

    Thank you..

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    I followed the instructions above and did it in 7.

    Cheers
    Henry

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    aite...
    thanks..

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