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#1 Xbox36021

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Posted 04 December 2008 - 03:44 AM

I split my hdd through control panel on vista and installed windows 7 on that part of the hdd and it automatically recovered vista so when i boot up it says choose os and i can either pick windows 7 or windows vista business(recovered it says)

#2 Secured Tim

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Posted 04 December 2008 - 03:47 AM

So what's the problem?

#3 Xbox36021

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Posted 04 December 2008 - 03:52 AM

lol my bad theres no problem just saying for people thinking they need partition magic or other programs if they have vista they dont just use the default hdd partitioning

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Posted 04 December 2008 - 04:14 AM

on xp u also don't need partition magic
just got to start>run and type
"compmgmt.msc"Posted Image
(with out"')
--------------------------------------------------------------------
Posted Image

that is how i did it on xp and it worked!

Edited by knowledgeorb, 04 December 2008 - 04:24 AM.


#5 pm_41

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Posted 04 December 2008 - 07:00 AM

Won't Win 7 write a new MBR? What happens if you want to remove 7?

#6 Arnabmatrix

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Posted 04 December 2008 - 12:15 PM

Won't Win 7 write a new MBR? What happens if you want to remove 7?

No problem. Just boot with ur XP or Vista DVD.

In case of XP:
goto recovery console.
type the following two commands

fixboot
fixmbr


In case of Vista:
click on repair my computer.

Select command prompt among the tools in the repair dialog.

Execute the following command

bootrec.exe /fixboot
bootrec.exe /fixmbr


Done.!! :)

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