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    Default Failed install of Windows 7 on partition.

    Ive tried to install the magazine March edition free DVD of Windows 7 on a partition on my hard-drive.

    Unfortunately it didn't want to know with a BSOD and with error codes.

    That's OK I can live without trialing Windows 7.

    But I would like to get rid of is the option from the boot manager so I don't
    have pick my present XP operating system before windows start up on .

    Hope I have asked the question to get back to square again with my PC.

    Cheers John

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    Default Re: Failed install of Windows 7 on partition.

    What was on the BSOD?

    Maybe we can help you fix it.

    If you really want to remove W7, firstly delete the partition in disk management(run>diskmgmt.msc)

    Then repair the mbr by booting into recovery console, then typing in fixmbr and press enter.

    If you cannot get access to the recovery console/don't have cd, then this may also work. But I usually use the above method

    http://www.tech-exclusive.com/2009/0...l-boot-system/

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    Default Re: Failed install of Windows 7 on partition.

    Err... is the MBR stuffed, or is it just an annoying entry in the boot loader?

    If it's an annoying entry, use "msconfig" (type "msconfig" into the Start-Run box, or just type it into the start menu in Vista), click on the "Boot" tab, and remove the unwanted W7 entry.
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    Default Re: Failed install of Windows 7 on partition.

    You could edit the boot.ini so that there will not be a choice.

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    Default Re: Failed install of Windows 7 on partition.

    The boot.ini file will only contain the entry for XP, as 7 uses Vista's bootloader (which itself does not use boot.ini). Therefore blam6's method is the best (and/or only option).
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    Default Re: Failed install of Windows 7 on partition.

    Quote Originally Posted by pcuserwinvista View Post
    The boot.ini file will only contain the entry for XP, as 7 uses Vista's bootloader (which itself does not use boot.ini). Therefore blam6's method is the best (and/or only option).
    Oh right - good point.
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    Default Re: Failed install of Windows 7 on partition.

    Blam6 had the right answer guys, all is happiness again .

    With the second option of repairs.....http://www.tech-exclusive.com/2009/0...l-boot-system/

    Thanks for everybody's input.

    Cheers and thanks
    Last edited by John D; 09-03-2009 at 06:49 PM.

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    Default Re: Failed install of Windows 7 on partition.

    hijk530: a) You're off topic. b)
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