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The solution is to create a new partition. out of the how many ever files there are to install, about Reply Julie says: October 11, 2006 at 4:27 am ahh it cut me off.. Reply MrGroove February 19, 2010 at 9:46 am # @Gerdo - Before you start on Step 2, goto the General Tab and make sure Normal Startup is selected. I still want to run fixboot but more importantly, would like to be able to use the recovery console if ever needed. have a peek at this web-site

Only reason I got the 32 bit version was so driver support might be easier to find than 64 bit version. This is a new computer I just built and I am pretty damn sure this thing is vista compatible. I have an onboard Soundmax soundcard an a C-media CSI8738 PCI card of which I can't find any drivers for Vista. Type in "e:\boot\bootsect.exe /nt52 ALL /force" (without quotes, and replacing e: with the drive letter of your Vista DVD). http://www.istartedsomething.com/20060622/installing-and-uninstall-vista-beta-2-for-dual-boot-with-xp/

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Reply Long Zheng says: November 18, 2006 at 12:37 pm @Matt S: Do you get the option to rollback your setup? Reply cocoabo says: October 19, 2006 at 3:05 pm This one might be unique… I currently have 3 OS's installed on a pair of 200GB SATA HD's running RAID 0 (4 Reply Michael says: November 7, 2006 at 8:42 am @LZ, Ok this you may be interested in. What about if i where to now upgrade to RC1 would RC1 recognize the Windows XP install at this point?

  • I am basically at my wits end.
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  • Due to faulty hardware issues, i was forced to reformat my C: drive and reinstall Win XP.
  • On the Advanced tab, under "Startup and Recovery," click the Settings button.

So how do i get rid off that drive and chocie of 2 options at booting? Remove two files (Boot.BAK & Bootsect.BAK) on your XP drive's root folder (C:), these were backup files of your previous bootloader, now no longer useful. Password Advanced Search Show Threads Show Posts Advanced Search Go to Page... but i don't think i found that tool in the vista RC DVD.

Now, I am trying to figure out merging the partition on which Vista was there with another data partition to the left of it. I tried using ACLView and i was able to del the user folder but not the vis windows or vis program files. If I follow your instructions but erase Vista instead of Win 7, will it work ? https://www.groovypost.com/howto/howto/how-to-remove-an-os-from-windows-dual-boot-config/ Go to "Start" and "Run".

Reply djlasky says: November 23, 2006 at 3:38 pm Forgive my ignorance, do the instuctions above explain how to get rid of the VISTA bootloader? I would like to change it back to XP. I have however discovered that if I leave the dvd with the RC1 ISO in my disc drive it manages to make it to the boot manager screen and it's all Try to ‘take permission' for those folders before deleting it.

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Reply Matt S. see here During install, at the end of the final(?) reboot, the one before the first desktop appears where you set date/time, ect., I get a BSOD. How Can I Remove Windows Vista From My Computer I have decided to rather wait until Vista is more stable and tried to uninstall Vista but with no luck. How To Uninstall Windows Vista Boot your computer in to Windows XP.

Reply Sri says: September 13, 2006 at 1:09 am LZ: Yes, I issued that in the Run box from inside XP. Check This Out Reply Paul says: September 21, 2006 at 3:27 am I have installed and uninstalled Vista as a dual boot successfully using these instructions for removal of the dual boot. Expaned the files and finalized everything, restarted to the new boot manager. Try repair instead of reinstall. Easybcd

Because fiddling with partitions is inherently dangerous. EVery time it installs perfectly yet I cannot seem to get XP to dual boot. Thanks in advance. http://swapshaker.com/windows-vista/vista-dual-monitors.html the installation was perfect and there were no problems there.

Sigh. #ItsEasierWithAnEditButton I hope we're still groovy. -neil- Reply Leave a Reply Click here to cancel reply. So forgetting the whole previous problem. I have downloaded the bootable XP disk from Microsoft, maybe this will enable me to reinstall Windows XP.

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I partitioned 12 GB for Vista RC's. Exit the recovery console and reboot." Reply Long Zheng says: September 13, 2006 at 1:12 am @Sri: Yes I do. Reply Dan says: August 16, 2006 at 2:34 pm Thank you, thats what I figured. This screen will still allow you to just boot straight to 7.

John Barnett. out of the how many ever files there are to install, about Reply Julie says: October 11, 2006 at 4:27 am ahh it cut me off.. i typed the command "h:\boot\bootsect.exe /nt52 ALL /force" in "run" - H being the drive letter of the image and then i restarted the computer. http://swapshaker.com/windows-vista/pc-vista-will-not-boot-up.html Problem: System won't boot from CD now.

Reply Zemy101 says: October 20, 2006 at 12:55 am Thank you Long Zheng, my download of RC1 is nearly finished. Reply Long Zheng says: September 21, 2006 at 9:38 am @Paul: I've done numerous Vista uninstalls and reinstalls, and I've never had the old Vista entries remain in the boot loader.