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Windows 7: backup win7 and keep all programs


22 Oct 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
backup win7 and keep all programs

Hi Forum

Im new here

Well i have a pc where win 7 ultimate x64 and windows vista is installed on the same partition i want to get rid of the vista partion but i still want to keep all the data from the win 7 instalation any help would be appriciated.

thx
dalhoff

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22 Oct 2011   #2

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Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

Take a look here. Back up your personal data before doing anything else.

Partition : Recover Space Used by an Older OS
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22 Oct 2011   #3
whs
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Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

There is something I do not understand. It is impossible to have 2 operating systems in the same partition (unless you have some virtual mode). Do you really mean "partition" or are we talking about the same disk drive.

It would be helpful if you posted a full picture of your disk management and explain with that what you want to delete and what you want to keep.
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22 Oct 2011   #4
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Is it only data on the Windows 7 partition you wish to retain?
You may be booting through the Vista partition and the disk management screenshot WHS asked for will answer this.
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24 Oct 2011   #5

Win7 Pro 32-bit, Win8 Pro 32-bit
 
 

If you already had Vista on your PC and later, installed Windows 7 to the same PC, it's most likely that Windows 7 added its boot information to the Vista OS partition. If you remove that, you will no longer be able to boot.

You can fix that by downloading and installing EasyBCD from Neosmart Technologies and using the menu option to move the boot loader files into your Windows 7 partition. Then, when you remove Vista, you will still be able to boot.
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