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Feb 24, 2009

Is it possible to make a windows xp vhd boot from windows 7 bootloader ?

I need a how to if it's possible.


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Win 7 (and soon to be Linux and maybe XP) on a second.

I want to be able to take out the primary hd to move it to a NAS unit and just have the second hd in. Problem is, the current bootloader is on the Vista drive. I need to know if there is a way to move this to the Win 7 HD without having to reinstall Win 7 at this time, though I know I will have to when it is released.

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My laptop takes longer to finish booting (60-70 seconds) than my slower desktop that boots up in about 35-45 seconds.

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any other tweaks you can recommend to get this rig to boot up quickly and shut down faster? there are tons of apps in the services start up that i really don't know what to do with and dont want to toggle them off, startup only has 5 required things that need to be active when booting up. outside of that, not sure what else i can do or if this is the limits of what win7 + my rigs specs can achieve. 40 second boot up seems slow on my 1tb hdd.

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I originally had windows 7 professional 64 bit on my laptop. I had a 10 Gb partition, which I divided in SWAP and / mount to install Ubuntu Linux. My computer now loads into Grub loader. All is well, its just now I want to get rid of Linux. (I will install it on desktop and mess around with it there.) I wanted to know how to get rid of the Grub loader.

I googled it and found that you can restore the windows (didn't find anything for windows 7) bootloader using the installation disk and going into repair. The instructions however were all for windows xp and few for vista. I want to know if it will work for Windows 7. I don't have a windows 7 DVD. I have a Windows 7 professional upgrade disk 64 bit. My Vista came pre loaded on the laptop, and i have recovery disks for it. Will I be able to do it from the Windows 7 upgrade disk.

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I have read many articles on how to make your computer boot quickly. I have tried several, but after a month or so they become very slow again. I have four laptops and three PCs in my home. While they are from different manufacturers, they are all no more then a year old and running Windows 7 Home Premium. With my Internet service I have Norton installed. My newest computer can take up to 2 full minutes, while one of the laptops can be as quick as 45-50 seconds. Specifically what is the magic formula or method of how I can get all my systems to boot up quickly and continue to do so in future?

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May 8, 2012

I have windows 7 installed on a PC I built a little over a year ago. I recently upgraded to the windows 8 consumer preview, but I didn't like it so I'm trying to switch back. When I install windows it works fine, I can turn my computer off and on as many times as I want and it will be fine, but if I install any video card drivers or any of the updates that windows tells me to install, the next time it boots up I either get the windows splash screen or a black screen right after it says, "welcome to windows", or whatever it says. I have tried installing only my video card driver, I have tried installing only one of the recommended updates, but no matter what I install it doesn't work the next time it boots, so this isn't a problem with one specific driver.The only thing I have changed since I had windows 7 installed before is that I got a new SSD, but I'm still using my old drive as well. I have tried installing on the SSD while the other drive is unplugged and I have tried to install windows on my original HD while my solid state drive is unplugged. I have tried installing on both, nothing works. I have formatted both several times. I have also tried installing both 32 and 64 bit versions, both to the same effect.

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Jan 16, 2011

I am thinking about dual-booting my system with Windows 7 as the main OS, and linux ubuntu as a secondary. I have a few questions:

1. How much space should I leave for ubuntu's partition?
2. How do I make a swap partition (or whatever it is called, for swapping files between OS's)?
3. Can I set it up to automatically boot into windows unless I am holding down a specific key, or something similar?

BTW, my HDD is ~500gb, but my current (factory) windows partition is 450gb.

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My pc isnt booting to normal windows.. It gets stucked to the bootloader screen.

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k, so a few months ago i installed Windows 7 RC and windows XP in a dual-boot different partition.

2 days ago i formated my win 7 RC installation and installed Windows 7 7600, of-course after a while i realized win xp is no longer in my boot0-load anymore and i have no idea how to use EasyBCD in 7 to make xp come back, if there is a way. And i don't want to reinstall XP, that would be to easy same time i would have to reinstall a lot of programs again .

So, anyone have any idea how to repair this mess ?

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Nov 22, 2009

i currently have a hdd with vista and Windows 7 on it

vista was on it originally and i shrunk this partition to allow me to put 7 on

my question is, when i come to delete vista, will the computer boot straight into Windows 7?

does Windows 7 have its own bootloader or do i need to do some sort of transfer?

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Dec 14, 2009

have a Dell Inspirion 1525 with Windows 7 RC dual booting with MacOS 10.5.8 on two separate partitions on one 160GB drive.

Windows 7 has been running great since installing on release day, this morning after i turned my laptop on, i got to the Windows bootloader, selected Windows 7, it then goes to a blank screen with the hard drive light constantly on. left it for about 10 minutes, nothing.

my MacOS install on the second partition still works 100%.

i tried a few things, startup repair from the Win 7 install DVD, it sees my Win 7 install on C: but gave an error saying it couldn't fix, the error report mentioned something about "startuprepairoffline" & "NoOSinstalled".

then tried a system restore from the disk, says it couldn't find any restore points (?!)

then tried to fix the mbr via recovery console, says it did the fix, but still won't boot.

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Nov 8, 2009

i got a netbook recently with windows 7 installed, and found this free software "ubuntu" now am stuck with the "Grub" bootloader.

Does anyone know how i can remove this and return the netbook back to it's original state i've tried doing the Acer Recovery and it doesn't get rid of the Grub bootloader. Has anyone got any ideas??

I tried doing some things off the Linux website but i have no knowledge of linux at all it totally baffled me.

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Dec 10, 2009

My work laptop that has pointsec (disk encryption) on it, which is the first thing that loads.

If I was to install Windows 7 onto a external usb HD, would it overwrite the bootloader on the internal laptop HD?

Should I go into the Bios and try to disable the internal drive (not sure i can get to the bios)?

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Dec 15, 2009

Ive been using a hard disk with XP Pro installed first partition and Vista Ult installed second partition. Yesterday I installed Win 7 Home premium on first partition where XP was installed. During installation I deleted the first partition and created new one for the win 7 installation. Obviously XP is gone, dont care.

Win 7 is booting fine. Problem is I cant boot from Vista which is in second partition D. No vista entry on bootloader. PC boots from Win 7 straight away. I used easyBCD to add vista entry but no luck.

QUESTION: How to get my Vista back?

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Oct 12, 2012

A while ago I was using Windows XP Pro on my laptop. I was then forced to switch completely to Windows 7, but because I had so many application and configurations done on the XP, I created a VHD from it (using this) before replacing it. Now, I want to know if its possible to set that VHD beside my current OS as dual boot.I searched and found solutions, but those are either to add a new VHD (Windows 8 mostly) to the dual boot, or loading VHD in virtual machines.Also, if it is possible, can I copy the VHD on my external HDD and load it every time from there?The whole idea is because my laptop is not so powerful and it wouldn't handle VMs very well. Because of the same reason, XP Mode is not an option.Normal dual boot also is not preferred for two reasons:

1. I want my configurations which are already set on the VHD,

2. My laptop's HDD is only 150GB which does not have too much capacity left already. I can spare like 20-30GBs for XP, but I really cannot deal with the dual booting mess now! I will rarely use the XP for specific tasks, so VHD would be much easier if I will have the option.

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Mar 19, 2012

On my computer, i have dual booted ubuntu 10.10 32bitand windows 7 ultimate 32 bit.i partitioned my drive into 2 partitions, 85 gb for ubuntu and the rest for windows 7. Right now i am running ubuntu live off of the installation disk.A few days ago i was using grub to boot ubuntu/ windows all that happens is, it shows the HP logo, then shows a flashing dash, and restarts, and deos this continually.

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Oct 17, 2011

I've divided my disk into partitions and accidentally removed bootloader of windows and now I get "boot mgr is missing", so I cant load my windows. I have a disk and put boot order in BIOS but it still does not give me an opportunity to install windows, so I have only openSUSE right now, and 2 partitions of windows with C: and D: disks. How to restore this bootloader or at least make install windows 7?

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Dec 28, 2009

I installed Windows 7 over Vista yesterday (fresh install). I had to first recover the MBR which was annoying (I would've thought it would do this itself), but anyway..

Windows 7 started just fine.

However, when re-recovered the bootloader from Linux, and when I now try to boot into Windows, it goes straight to Windows system recovery. Any ideas how to stop this?

Clearly it's booting to the right partition in the right way (as it's going to windows), but Windows 7 seems to just not want to boot into normal mode. What should I do?

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Sep 13, 2012

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Aug 4, 2011

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I have a hard drive that needs a firmware update. The update is an exe that has to be run from a dos environment running from a cd. how do I make a cd that can do this? I have tons of stuff, but the only cds that will boot don't have the exe, and modifying any dos boot image to add the exe makes it unbootable. I really need to do this, because the hard drive is useless without it. vockleya has chosen the best answer to his/her question.Click here to view the answer that was selected.

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2. How can I make this boot off of the SSD? It currently boots off of the System restore on the HDD

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