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Removing Vista?

Discussion in 'General Microsoft Certifications' started by simongrahamuk, Jun 16, 2006.

  1. simongrahamuk
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    simongrahamuk Hmmmmmmm?

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    Question for you guy's that have been playing with Vista.

    I've had it installed, had my bit play with it and have decided that my laptop can't cope with it (constant hd access, ages to respond to anything) and have decided to removed it.

    It is currently set up to dual boot with XP. Normally I would simply modify the Boot.ini file so that at boot the second OS is not detected and then delete the OS from my second partition, however, Vista does not use boot.ini.

    Vista uses a new boot loader called BCDEDIT.exe and I'm not really sure if modifying this file will allow me to simply boot to XP.

    I could of course always simply boot into XP and reformat the second partition, but how would that affect the way that my xp boots?

    Anyone have any suggestions or comments? :blink
     
  2. simongrahamuk
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    simongrahamuk Hmmmmmmm?

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    Great! I find something in the Microsoft Forums that I thought would answer the question, and guess what the response is 'Off Topic'!

    I tried running the cmd that it suggests but get a return error message! :ohmy

    Guess I'll keep looking! :biggrin
     
  3. ffreeloader

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    Ummm... Simon, you did post that question in an MSDN forum. That's a developers forum, not a forum associated with any type of administration questions.....

    As much as I'd like to knock MS again, I just can't do it on this one.... :twisted:
     
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  4. slyuen

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    my solution was to restore the original boot.ini, ntldr and ntdetect.com

    then delete the folders created by vista

    doing this will definitely restore your system to it's before state.
     
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  5. simongrahamuk
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    simongrahamuk Hmmmmmmm?

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    Nope It wasn't me Freddy! (Was posted back in March)
     
  6. simongrahamuk
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    simongrahamuk Hmmmmmmm?

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    Think I've found a fix, fairly straight forward one at that!

    Off to try it now.....I'f I'm not back before long it didn't work and I'm rebuilding! :biggrin

    EDIT: FIX WORKS! :biggrin
     

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