Removing previous loaders

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Endlesskiss, May 20, 2010.

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  1. Endlesskiss

    Endlesskiss MDL Novice

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    I'm using RemoveWAT for the last three months and it works great, but just in case I will have to use Daz's loader...

    I've installed 7Loader Release 4 by Orbit30 (like half an year ago) and I have no idea how to uninstall it (I know it's installed because when I tried Daz's loader and my windows was still not genuine).

    Any idea how to do this? or rather, does anybody know if there's a tool which tells you if there's any loader\boot's before windows program installed on your computer?

    Waiting for an answer,
    Adam.
     
  2. Rosco

    Rosco MDL Addicted

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    To see if a loader is present you need to be able to see hidden system files - Tools->Folder Options->View in Windows Explorer.

    If you have the "hidden" 100 mb system partition you need to give it a drive letter and look there - you should see something like grldr (for grub loader), win7ldr... or something else, maybe even a random name.

    Using the startup repair function from the Windows DVD removes a loader from the boot sequence - there are many references to how to do this on these forums. I believe Daz's loader removes loaders via its Uninstall function but why not simply see if you can find the loader first?

    When you re-install i suggest you do not cross match different types of activations - you never know if there are any unknown undesirable side effects.

    My preference is a loader as it is a software only solution that works with Windows licencing functions - RemoveWAT is regarded as a hack by M$ and they are likely to go after it with more vigour. A loader simply inserts a SLIC table in memory at boot up for Windows to verify and the OS continues on without hacked system files.
     
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  3. Endlesskiss

    Endlesskiss MDL Novice

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    I see a file named grldr.bak and have no idea what's the meaning of it.

    Is it a win7 loader or just the normal grub loader? does it mean I have any loader on my computer or I'm ready to use Daz's Loader?

    Sorry for my ignorance...
     
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    timesurfer MDL Developer

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  5. Rosco

    Rosco MDL Addicted

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    If it is on a Win7 install it probably means that there is/has been a loader on your system - the ones that emulate SLIC BIOS tables for activation purposes - why it has a.bak extension I don't know.
     
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  6. Endlesskiss

    Endlesskiss MDL Novice

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    So how do I remove it?
     
  7. FreeStyler

    FreeStyler MDL Guru

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    'Right click' on it, then select 'Delete' :)

    BTW, Daz Loader has a uninstall function build into it...it will know if another loader is previously installed and should give you the option to uninstall it