Dual boot problem: After I installed Windows 7 my old dual boot went away

By ryan29121
Sep 30, 2009
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  1. Originally I had XP and vista in a dual boot. Xp first then Vista after, and vista as my primary. Since I never use xp anymore I wanted to replace it with windows 7 RTM and still have a dual boot with windows 7 and vista. After I installed windows 7 the dual boot went away and now it just auto starts into 7. How do i recover my old bootloader? By the way my vista partition is still there in case you were wondering, just the old bootloader is missing. Thanks in advance for your help with this.
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,748   +156

    Boot from the Vista install DVD and select repair Vista booting... or something like that
  3. nijaboy

    nijaboy Newcomer, in training

  4. raybay

    raybay TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 10,716   +6

    You will have better luck with Windows 7 as the primary, and VISTA as second... and do them from a clean install.
  5. nijaboy

    nijaboy Newcomer, in training

    One should always install Vista first, then Windows 7
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