Vista beta removal on multiboot disk

Discussion in 'Windows 64bit' started by - Bobb -, Jul 31, 2008.

  1. - Bobb -

    - Bobb - Guest

    I have one PC with X64, XP and Vista beta 32/64 on it that currently uses
    "Vistaboot Pro".
    Since Vista beta no longer needed/wanted, any way to remove those beta
    partitions/boot info and have XP and X64 'go back to using old ( non
    Vista) boot loader info' ?
    I DID copy the boot info from C (X64) into another folder prior to
    installing Vista, but it's been so long since I messed with loader I've
    forgotten what to do (BCDEDIT etc) !
    ( I could wipe/reinstall X64 and XP but would like to avoid if possible)
    - Bobb -, Jul 31, 2008
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  2. - Bobb -

    andy Guest

    On Thu, 31 Jul 2008 11:52:23 -0400, "- Bobb -" <bobb@noemail.123>
    wrote:

    > I have one PC with X64, XP and Vista beta 32/64 on it that currently uses
    >"Vistaboot Pro".
    >Since Vista beta no longer needed/wanted, any way to remove those beta
    >partitions/boot info and have XP and X64 'go back to using old ( non
    >Vista) boot loader info' ?
    > I DID copy the boot info from C (X64) into another folder prior to
    >installing Vista, but it's been so long since I messed with loader I've
    >forgotten what to do (BCDEDIT etc) !
    >( I could wipe/reinstall X64 and XP but would like to avoid if possible)


    Use the bootsect program that is on the Vista DVD to boot directly to
    XP:
    bootsect /nt52 sys
    <http://technet2.microsoft.com/WindowsVista/en/library/49ded4da-b66f-4b42-9563-04c218a1a6ac1033.mspx?mfr=true>
    After that manually delete Vista.
    andy, Jul 31, 2008
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  3. - Bobb -

    - Bobb - Guest

    Did so - worked fine.
    Original boot method now works again -
    all Vista partition now gone.

    Thank you.

    "andy" <bogusaddress@bogusaddress.123> wrote in message
    news:...
    > On Thu, 31 Jul 2008 11:52:23 -0400, "- Bobb -" <bobb@noemail.123>
    > wrote:
    >
    >> I have one PC with X64, XP and Vista beta 32/64 on it that currently
    >> uses
    >>"Vistaboot Pro".
    >>Since Vista beta no longer needed/wanted, any way to remove those beta
    >>partitions/boot info and have XP and X64 'go back to using old ( non
    >>Vista) boot loader info' ?
    >> I DID copy the boot info from C (X64) into another folder prior to
    >>installing Vista, but it's been so long since I messed with loader I've
    >>forgotten what to do (BCDEDIT etc) !
    >>( I could wipe/reinstall X64 and XP but would like to avoid if possible)

    >
    > Use the bootsect program that is on the Vista DVD to boot directly to
    > XP:
    > bootsect /nt52 sys
    > <http://technet2.microsoft.com/WindowsVista/en/library/49ded4da-b66f-4b42-9563-04c218a1a6ac1033.mspx?mfr=true>
    > After that manually delete Vista.
    - Bobb -, Aug 1, 2008
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