How to move the bootloader

#1
I have windows Vista & 7 installed on my PC, same hard drive, different partition. Vista was installed first, then 7. I want to get rid of Vista but the bootloader is on the Vista Partition.

I would love to move the bootloader to the 7 partition, get rid of Vista, then expand the partition of Windows 7 to include Vista's old partition. The latter is easy, the former, not so easy for me.

I downloaded easyBCD 2.0 build 100. I want to make sure I use it right as I don't want to hose my system.

Please help

Thanks
 
#2
Yeah, just use the "Change Boot Drive" feature of Build 100, and point it at the 7 partition's drive letter.
 
#3
Thanks....
I was going to do it wrong, so glad I asked :smile:

Now the next question, what is the proper way to remove Vista?
1) Format the partition
2) Remove Entry from Boot Menu (how do I remove that menu all together?)
3) Expand 7's partition

Are those the correct steps or ..?


EDIT:
The NeoSmart Forums - View Single Post - Deleting Vista - Vista/W7 dual boot
Someone pointed me to that before I asked my original question, turns out, all my answers were answered there.

Thanks for your help :smile:
 
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Terry60

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#4
After you've formatted Vista out of existence, just delete the BCD entry ("edit boot menu" Easy2) and with only one option, you should no longer get a menu presented.
If you still see one, even though there's no choice to be made, tick the "skip...." box in the same page.
 
#5
Vista is now removed. Thank you for all your help and this nifty program.

Vista is removed and I didn't have to remove the entry, it was already removed when I deleted the partition.
 
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