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I want to simplify my system to just a dual boot - so I want to get vista off of my system. Anybody know how to do that? If I just delete my vista partition, will the bootloader still be on my PC. If so how do I get it off?
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you need to edit your boot.ini file

go into vista and use BCDedit.exe apparently
    
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you need to edit your boot.ini file

go into vista and use BCDedit.exe apparently
Won't work - Major bug in Vista.

Vista Boot Pro
http://www.pro-networks.org/vistabootpro/

That will fix it
    
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post #4 of 10
If you go into xp's recovery thing and re-write its boot record it will overwrite vista, then you can just delete/format where vista is.

(edit) i think the fixmbr command should do it

http://www.microsoft.com/resources/d....mspx?mfr=true
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your linux distro will rewrite the boot loader.
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post #6 of 10
I had problems when I wanted to get rid of Vista on my work PC (I was dual-booting XP Pro and Vista) I was dumb enough to just boot into XP and delete the Vista partition. Needless to say I was a bit surprised when I rebooted and I lost everything!

As for what to do exactly... sorry... I dunno.
post #7 of 10
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So once I edit the bootloader I can just reformat Vista's partition?
Thanks guys

**EDIT**
Looks like that won't work - Vista doesn't have an entry in SUSE's bootloader - it just takes me to vista's bootloader
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Sorry, could you clarify?
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Here's what I did...I had Vista on my 2nd partition. I loaded XP onto the second partition, it rewrote the MBR, then I booted into my first windows partition, went into the advanced section of my system properties, went to startup and recovery, clicked on the edit button and removed the second partition from my boot.ini. I then just formated the second partition and VIOLA no more Vista bootloader, no more second XP partition, just a nice clean second partition.
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Sorry, could you clarify?
Looks like his system isn't working anymore???
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