Replace Vista32 (C-drive) with Windows7_64?

#1
I have the following installed on a single harddrive (see bootlist below post)
The thing I'd like to do is to do a clean install of Windows 7 (64bit) on the Vista32 partition C drive, without screwing up the other entries.

Is this action possible without altering any settings in the process?
I'm asking this since the BCDstore, NTDETEC, ntldr and boot.ini reside in C: (same partition as Vista32 and the same partition I'm going to install Windows7 on)

Which steps should I take before installing Windows 7 on the Vista32 partition?
Should I:

1) move the BCD store to another partition, then install Windows 7 and recover the entries with EasyBCD

2) Install Windows 7 and leter install EasyBCD there with hope of EasyBCD being able to find my other Windows installations

3) Something else

I'm grateful for all help I can get regaridng this.

Here's my current setup
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There are a total of 3 entries listed in the Vista Bootloader.
Bootloader Timeout: 10 seconds.

Default OS: Microsoft Windows Vista 64

Entry #1
Name: Microsoft Windows Vista 64
BCD ID: {default}
Drive: M:\
Bootloader Path: \Windows\system32\winload.exe
Windows Directory: \Windows

Entry #2
Name: Microsoft Windows Vista 32
BCD ID: {fe206b9f-564e-11de-937c-bd79452cefb0}
Drive: C:\
Bootloader Path: \Windows\system32\winload.exe
Windows Directory: \Windows

Entry #3
Name: Microsoft Windows XP
BCD ID: {da83bc4c-5658-11de-9701-8b0bb03c8f63}
Drive: C:\
Bootloader Path: \NTLDR
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Terry60

Knows where his towel is.
Staff member
#2
Hi dumpster, welcome to NST.
Take option 2.
Install W7, install EasyBCD 2.0 latest build on W7, add an entry for Vista 64 and another for XP letting it auto-configure when it offers.