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Windows 7 install - Windows Boot Manager

by BMH55 / October 22, 2009 10:52 PM PDT

I am upgrading Vista windows Home Premium 32 bit to Windows7 Professional 32bit.
Windows7 normal install sequence requires rebooting several times however after the first reboot the infamous windows boot manager screen appears with 2 options. 1) Windows setup and; 2) Windows Vista. Choosing 1, the installation hangs and requires shutting down the computer. Choosing option 2, starts windows vista and cancels windows7 installation. Basically I have been road-blocked and cannot complete the install of Windows7.
Can anyone offer help to allow Windows7 install to reboot and continue the install?

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I didn't hit any key and
by orlbuckeye / October 23, 2009 12:47 AM PDT

it went ahead through the install. I really didn't have much time to even read the option before that screen went away.

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That doesn't look quite right.
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / October 23, 2009 5:42 AM PDT

If you're upgrading from Vista to Win 7 the install process should be over-writing the Vista install.

Are you sure you opted to upgrade the Vista installation, or did you bypass that and start a fresh install on a new partition?

When I installed Win 7 RC, I installed onto a 2nd drive, and during the install process I had to reboot, but I had to remove the DVD first. It doesn't tell you that on-screen. When I rebooted I got the expected dual boot menu option, chose Win 7 and the install completed. I would not have expected to see a dual boot option on an upgrade.


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You installed
by tealcat / October 23, 2009 11:46 AM PDT

You installed on a 2nd drive? What you did was use a non-bootable drive for the installation. That's why you're getting the boot manager screen. You MUST install on your primary hard drive in order to bootup to that drive. I suggest that you do an upgrad on the primary drive, and after 7 is installed, format the second drive to get rid of the faulty installaion there.

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