1.    01 Sep 2016 #1
    Join Date : Sep 2016
    Alresford, UK
    Posts : 6
    WIndows 10, 7 & Vista

    Change Multi-Partition Configuration


    I have attached a file to show the current configuration of my hard drive. Historically, I purchased the computer with Vista OS and then added the Windows 7 and Windows 10 partitions later as as these OSs became available. I am now running out of space on my hard drive and want to delete the Vista OS and expand the Windows 7 and Windows 10 partitions. Using the MiniTool Partition Wizard I change the Windows 10 partition to 'Active' but when I rebooted my computer it would not boot - the error message was "BOOTMGR is missing, Press Ctrl-Alt-Del to restart". I used the MiniTool bootable disc to change back to the original settings and the computer booted normally.

    I would be grateful for assistance to achieve the dual boot (Windows 7 and Windows 10) configuration that I want.
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  2.    01 Sep 2016 #2
    Join Date : Jul 2014
    San Jose, California
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    Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64 Win10Prox64

    The Boot Manager is in partition F: and that's why it's marked Active. You need to move it to C:
    1. Download a free version: EasyBCD - NeoSmart Technologies
    2. Install, run and follow the screen below.
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  3.    01 Sep 2016 #3
    Join Date : Sep 2016
    Alresford, UK
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    WIndows 10, 7 & Vista
    Thread Starter

    Problem Solved


    Many thanks for your assistance. That solved the problem and I will not be able to delete the Vista partition and adjust the size of the partitions for Windows 7 and Windows 10.
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  4.    02 Sep 2016 #4
    Join Date : Jun 2016
    Posts : 1,462
    Win10 1607

    Quote Originally Posted by kaysee View Post
    Many thanks for your assistance. That solved the problem ........

    and I will not be able to delete the Vista partition and adjust the size of the partitions for Windows 7 and Windows 10.
    You'll need to explain more ...WHY? or do you mean you changed your mind about that ?

    I assume you are booting into Win 10 now with no multiboot (dualboot) menu ?
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  5.    03 Sep 2016 #5
    Join Date : Sep 2016
    Alresford, UK
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    WIndows 10, 7 & Vista
    Thread Starter

    I made a typo in my response to topgundsp's advice. I meant to write "I will NOW be able to delete......". Hence my problem was solved. I am now using the C partition containing Window 10 as my boot partition and I am also able to boot into Vista and Windows 7 when needed. I will delete the VIsta partition when I actually run out of space on the hard drive. Thanks everyone for your advice.
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  6.    03 Sep 2016 #6
    Join Date : Jun 2016
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    Win10 1607

    Nice thanks for reporting back and confirming it works for others too.
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