Replace Vista32 (C-drive) with Windows7_64?

dumpster25

New Member
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
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.
 
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