Replacing Vista instead of XP

By ahambelton ·
Great video. This will same me a lot of time as I tested Windows 7 and I want to stay with it. However, I'm migrating from Vista instead of XP. It seems like all the same steps will work until I need to remove the Vista option from the boot loader. I don't think the {ntdr} will work. How do I do this?

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Standard Upgrade

by TheChas In reply to Replacing Vista instead o ...

The upgrade from Vista to Windows 7 is a Microsoft supported standard upgrade.

You do not "need" to take any special steps to upgrade Vista to Windows 7.

For some reason Microsoft decided to make it difficult to upgrade from Windows XP to Windows 7. The supported Microsoft upgrade method is a clean install on a formatted hard drive.

As far as your upgrade, I do STRONGLY recommend that you backup all of your files and settings in case anything goes wrong.

The Vista to Windows 7 upgrade may also run faster if you remove all of your personal files from the My Documents folder.


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Changing from Dual Boot Vista/Windows 7 System

by ahambelton In reply to Standard Upgrade

What I currently have is a dual boot Vista/Win 7 system where Vista is on Partition 1 of the hard drive. What the video described was how to remove XP from a XP/Window 7 Dual boot without having to re-install Windows 7. I would like to do the same thing with Vista. I think if I follow all of the same steps as in the video, it should work for Vista. The only problem is removing the XP entry in the Boot Loader used the command {ntdr}. I don't think this will work with Vista. So I'm looking how to remove the Vista entry from the boot loader.

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