Remove Windows 7 or Vista from a dual-boot configuration with the Bootsect command [video]

Remove Windows 7 or Vista from a dual-boot configuration with the Bootsect command [video]

Summary: Dual-booting Windows is a handy way to test betas and service packs before committing to a new OS. But once you’ve made your decision to stick with the new OS or give it the boot, you’ll likely want to get rid of those extra partitions and revert to a single O-S.

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Dual-booting Windows is a handy way to test betas and service packs before committing to a new OS. But once you’ve made your decision to stick with the new OS or give it the boot, you’ll likely want to get rid of those extra partitions and revert to a single O-S. If you don’t want reformat the hard drive and completely re-install your chosen operating system, there is an alternative. In this IT Dojo video, Bill Detwiler shows you how to use the Windows Bootsect command to extract Vista or Windows 7 from a dual-boot configuration with Windows XP.

Topics: Operating Systems, Microsoft, Software, Windows

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  • Was that a MacBook Pro? :-)

    Seriously though, why run a command line utility from a Run dialog and lose the output? What if you mistyped something? How do you read help (usually output to the console when the user types [pre][i]command[/i] /?[/pre]).
    Earthling2
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  • RE: Remove Windows 7 or Vista from a dual-boot configuration with the Boots

    this bearded buffoon WRECKED my computer!!! I had to get
    a recovery disk to fix it! DO NOT DO WHAT HE SAYS UNDER
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    • easyBCD!

      also... forgot to say... GET EASYBCD 2.0! You can
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      configuration... no need for the terrible methods
      used in this video!
      ITbozo
  • RE: Remove Windows 7 or Vista from a dual-boot configuration with the Bootsect command [video]

    It worked for me... thanks Bill.

    I no longer have to hover over the keyboard to NOT choose Windows 7...

    cheers,
    badgez
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