Awhile ago, I installed a triple boot system with Windows 7, Vista and linux. Like most of the other people I know, I consistently use Win 7 more than any of the other two and want to delete the other two OSes.
When I installed linux, I deleted the 100mb system reserved partition that both Win7 and Vista use figuring I will use Grub to choose my OS to load. Everything works fine except that I cannot upgrade to Win7 SP1 due to the service pack looking for that system reserved partition. I also cannot create a backup of Win7 due to the fact that Win7 is not the active partition.
The interesting thing is that in Grub I choose a "Windows" startup option and then the MS bootloader shows up allowing me to select either Vista or 7 to load. Before installing linux, I could go into the system properties --> startup and recovery and select either Vista or Win7 to be the default when loading. After the linux install, that option is greyed out.
So my question is, can I use a program like EasyBCD to recreate the 100mb system partition or is there a different method to make Win7 the active boot partition. I am trying to install SP1 and remove the other two OSes.
Thanks for your help.
P.S. In Win7, I have made Win7 the active boot partition and almost completed the backup process... it failed with a file not found error. I don't know if that is related to the missing system partition