can i fix mbr for windows 7 with vista disc?

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  1. mamamia88

    mamamia88 MDL Member

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    well can i?
     
  2. alextheg

    alextheg Super Moderator
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    #2 alextheg, Jan 8, 2010
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    Now thats a strange question. Maybe you can, maybe you cant. I havent tried and i wouldnt for that matter. Why would you not just use the win7 install disc ? :confused:
     
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  3. secr9tos

    secr9tos MDL Addicted

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    No not really 'cause u'll get the vista boot loader then...
     
  4. Stannieman

    Stannieman MDL Guru

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    I don't know, xp can't do anything to vista/7 bootloader. In MS config however you can change the settings showed there (like the time to chose between dualboot os etc) from within vista and windows 7. I don't say all, but most of the basic settings can be set also from vista.
     
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  5. Marlboro

    Marlboro MDL Novice

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    I think you can.
    both uses bootmgr
    thest and feedback
     
  6. alextheg

    alextheg Super Moderator
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    Of courae they both would use boot manager. That is not to say that the Vista loader is the same as the Win7 loader. I would just use the Win7 disc to repair Mbr. It makes sense to do this. :D:D
     
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  7. Marlboro

    Marlboro MDL Novice

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    Of course they are diferent, "vista" - "win 7", but MBR only point to a file, in both cases bootmgr, after the boot kick the file bootmgr load the actual SO.