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Windows 7 boot path

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  • Started 5 years ago by taybay
  • Latest reply from djb6
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taybay
Posts: 521

Hey folks.

I just got my Windows 7 up and running. It should be a dual boot, but my Vista partition is missing from the boot options. How can I add this back in?

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djb6
Posts: 7

I had the same problem. Just go into the disk partition manager and assign it a drive letter. For some reason, when you dual boot, vista recognizes the windows 7 partition, but win 7 doesn't recognize the vista partition. Easy fix though.

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fantazmic2
Posts: 11

run bcdedit.exe (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc709667.aspx) or you can install VistaBootPro3.3 (Google it)

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djb6
Posts: 7

ah crap, i read your question wrong! Sorry about that :)
Do what the other poster said.

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taybay
Posts: 521

Thanks guys. I thought about VistaBootPro after I wrote this, but I wasn't sure if it would work with W7. I'll give it a shot.

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taybay
Posts: 521

Alas, VistaBootPro is no longer free. I'll have to find a way around that or learn some command-line-fu.

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djb6
Posts: 7

Go there, it's a softpedia link

I downloaded it here and it works. Not sure if this is exactly what you want but...

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taybay
Posts: 521

Thanks djb6. I'm crossing my fingers for Windows 7 support.

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Scott
Posts: 5618

EasyBCD
http://neosmart.net/dl.php?id=1

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djb6
Posts: 7

Yeah it works on my copy of win7

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