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Getting rid of Vista

Postby Samoreen » Thu Jun 17, 2010 9:33 am

Hi,

VistaBootPro describes my boot settings as follows :

There is currently 3 OS(s) installed on your system.
The current boot timeout is: 30
Default OS: Earlier Version of Windows

Entry 1
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
Name: Earlier Version of Windows (actually XP Pro)
BCD ID: {ntldr}
Boot Drive: C:
System Bootloader: \ntldr

Entry 2
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
Name: Microsoft Windows Vista (32-bit)
BCD ID: {c0b32882-7a66-11db-a410-92227522db31}
Boot Drive: D:
Windows Drive: D:
System Bootloader: \Windows\system32\winload.exe
Windows Directory: \Windows

Entry 3
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
Name: Microsoft Windows Vista (64-bit)
BCD ID: {9fba5da0-ea17-11db-85d3-d4ac05912789}
Boot Drive: E:
Windows Drive: E:
System Bootloader: \Windows\system32\winload.exe
Windows Directory: \Windows


Now I want to get rid of the two Vista installations and boot XP directly. My understanding is that I should go to the System Bootloader tab in VistaBootPro, select "Windows Legacy Bootloader (uninstall Vista Bootloader)", and then select "Specific drive" => C: .

Is this correct?

Thanks very much in advance.
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Re: Getting rid of Vista

Postby NT50 » Thu Jun 17, 2010 3:27 pm

That should do it.......................

Do you have this setup on one hard drive?????
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Re: Getting rid of Vista

Postby Samoreen » Thu Jun 17, 2010 3:40 pm

NT50 wrote:Do you have this setup on one hard drive?????


No. C: is a separate hard drive and D: + E: are 2 partitions on the same hard drive.

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Re: Getting rid of Vista

Postby NT50 » Thu Jun 17, 2010 6:25 pm

To be hosest with you...
I personally woudl unplug the other hard drives and leave the XP drive plugged in. See if it will boot and if it does use DualBootPro to get rid of the entries. If not I would boot to the XP install cd and boot to the recovery manager and do a fixboot to repair your MBR. That should get rid of all the Vista left behind except for bootmgr and the folder Boot. That way you can format the other drives with no problems.
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Re: Getting rid of Vista

Postby Samoreen » Thu Jun 17, 2010 6:39 pm

NT50 wrote:I personally woudl unplug the other hard drives and leave the XP drive plugged in. See if it will boot and if it does use DualBootPro to get rid of the entries. If not I would boot to the XP install cd and boot to the recovery manager and do a fixboot to repair your MBR. That should get rid of all the Vista left behind except for bootmgr and the folder Boot. That way you can format the other drives with no problems.


Thanks very much for the advice.

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