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    Procedure for removing Vista from a dual boot Vista / Windows 7

    Thanks, Terry. The button text is "Change Boot Drive" and not "Change Boot Drive..." I assume the missing '...' means that the process is probably not going to ask me which is to be the new boot drive so it will use either of: The first partition on the drive with the active OS The OS...
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    Procedure for removing Vista from a dual boot Vista / Windows 7

    Is there a procedure for removing Vista from a dual boot Vista / Windows 7 machine? I have looked at the page, "Changing the Vista Boot Drive". This covers the removal of XP from a dual boot XP / Vista system. I don't appear to have mbrfix.exe on my system and this is required for the...
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    Install XP after Vista procedure failure

    Thank you both for the helpful answers. I'm surprised that the absence of the critical BCD file does not lead to an error message and the opportunity to exit gracefully. However, I do realise I was trying to operate an unusual scenario. The warning about Dell was particularly useful. I've...
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    Install XP after Vista procedure failure

    Thank you for your quick response and welcome. A little more background may help. Dell are giving me a warranty replacement of my 30 m.o. XPS 700 which has XP and no Vista with a new XPS730 which will be running Vista and no XP. I will have 10 days to decide which machine to send back. I...
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    Install XP after Vista procedure failure

    I'm trying to follow the procedure for installing XP after Vista (Installing XP After Vista - NeoSmart Technologies Wiki). I am doing something unusual because I need to practice this part of the installation on a machine that only has XP installed. This version of XP was clean installed about...
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