How change from dual boot to single boot Vista?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Kris, Mar 24, 2008.

  1. Kris

    Kris Guest

    XP is on 1st primary partition [active] and is old.

    Vista is on 2nd Primary partition and is new.

    Dual boot info, I believe, is all on the XP partition.

    Soon I will want to go to Vista only.

    Do I just delete the XP partition (after imaging it, of course!) and set
    Vista partition to active? (Paragon Partition Manager)

    Will it then automatically boot into Vista (which has no boot.ini)?

    Or do I have to do something else?

    tia!
     
    Kris, Mar 24, 2008
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  2. Ronnie Vernon MVP, Mar 24, 2008
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  3. Kris

    Kris Guest

    Thanks. It was not at all obvious what to do with this. I backed it up
    (BCD registry backup), and poked and prodded a few other settings but
    nothing seemed to change the Vista partition. I told it to install system
    bootloader in the system partition and then found something in the /boot
    folder that had been modified. I have no idea how to tell whether boot in
    mbr is loading Vista first, or still going through the stuff on XP, other
    than by deleting the XP parrtition
     
    Kris, Mar 25, 2008
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  4. Kris

    Kris Guest

    nah, it's just changing stuff on the XP partition, nothing on the Vista
    partition.
     
    Kris, Mar 25, 2008
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  5. Kris

    Kris Guest

    I am unable to move the boot manager - that's still on the XP partition.
    It aoppears that the only way to fix that it to do a full Vista install.
    VISTABOOTPRO only affects the boot LOADER, not the MANAGER.
    device partition=D:
    inherit {globalsettings}default {current}displayorder {current}toolsdisplayorder {memdiag}
    Windows Boot Loader
    -------------------identifier {current}device partition=C:path \Windows\system32\winload.exe
    inherit {bootloadersettings}
    osdevice partition=C:systemroot \Windowsresumeobject {63588fcd-f636-11dc-bd8d-eb9902356c34}
    pae ForceDisablevga No
    debug No


    http://www.vistax64.com/vista-general/126937-move-bootmgr-drive-c-drive-d.html
    said "Make D: active with disk manager, then shut down and remove C:. Boot
    the
    system with the Vista DVD and run a startup repair."
    So I booted to Paragon, hid XP, set Vista to active, booted to VistaCD, did
    repair:
    first time it sait there were problems do I want it to fis it -0 yes -
    reboot.
    Second time I got into repair and did the top choice (no more "FIXBOOT").
    details said it fixed the boot mgr.
    Reboot - NTLDR is missing.
    Repair really gives me no other usable choices, and there's no such thing
    as a recovery install, especially since there is no such thing as a
    slipstreamed CD for Vista, by design.

    I rebooted to Paragon CD, unhid XP, unactivated Vista, Activated XP, reboot
    fine into Vista.

    So I need a correct way to move boot MANAGER, or be told I have to
    re-install Vista.
     
    Kris, Mar 25, 2008
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  6. Kris

    VitasLoWang Guest

    Or you may try the utility EasyBCD
     
    VitasLoWang, Mar 26, 2008
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