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How to upgrade the Windows HD on a dual-boot computer?

17 April 2013 - 02:42 PM


I need to upgrade my Windows OS from Vista(x64) to Windows 7(x64) on a dual-boot computer.

I didn't build the computer myself, and don't want to screw up the Macintosh side when I do the upgrade.

This is not Apple hardware.

When I boot up I am pressented with a non-windows boot menu, which lists OS X Leopard and Windows Vista.

I'm trying to understand if this boot menu is launching from the OS X hard drive.

If I disconnect the power and SATA cables from the OS X hard drive, I don't see any boot menu, and the computer boots directly into Windows.

Would a Windows upgrade install be as easy as unplugging the OS X drive and running the installer, or am I missing something?

Thanks in advance,


Here is an image of my disc management in Vista:
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