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Windows 7: Need to remove Vista and have Windows 7 installed

11 Sep 2013   #1

Windows 7 Pro
 
 
Need to remove Vista and have Windows 7 installed

Hello,

I have Vista and Windows 7 installed and I'm trying to remove Vista so that I can just have Windows 7 on the machine. Here's a screen shot of my current Disk Management. Can someone please provide some assistance...very basic since it has been YEARS since I've had to do this myself. Thanks!




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11 Sep 2013   #2

Win-7 Home Prem 64-bit 7601 Free SP1
 
 

Oddly I was just looking at this,
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/1649-clean-install-windows-7-a.html
But depending on if you have a disk with win-7 on it the process might differ a bit,
How did you get win-7 a upgrade disk or oem or retail disk ?
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/31402-clean-install-upgrade-windows-7-version.html
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11 Sep 2013   #3

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

It is a retail disk, but it looks like it's an 'Upgrade' version. Not sure if this makes a difference?
That link is great, but I'm afraid that I will mess up this computer since there's 2 partitions.
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11 Sep 2013   #4

Win-7 Home Prem 64-bit 7601 Free SP1
 
 

Yes you will need to merge the two partitions and format, #8's process on the first tutorial,
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/1649-clean-install-windows-7-a.html
Then boot to the win-7 disk,
I'm actually inquiring about a similar issue with only 13 gig's in front of C instead of you having vista on it as for the exact process.
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Disk - Clean and Clean All with Diskpart Command


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11 Sep 2013   #5

Win-7 Home Prem 64-bit 7601 Free SP1
 
 

Assuming your C has Vista and your D has win-7,
If you notice my space in front of C is Unallocated,
Here is the complete tutorial I was looking at before,
Disk - Clean and Clean All with Diskpart Command
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11 Sep 2013   #6

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Open an elevated cmd and type:

bcdboot c:\windows /s c:

diskpart

sel vol c

act

exi.

Close cmd prompt, then reboot. You can then delete D and extend C using diskmgmt.

(If you have stuff on D you want to keep, then shrink d and create another partition. Copy what you want from d onto the newly created partition, before deleting d.)
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11 Sep 2013   #7
Microsoft MVP

 

The commands SIW2 gave should move the System flag to Windows 7 partition. Then you can delete Vista.

Elevated Command Prompt
Partition or Volume - Delete
Partition or Volume - Extend

Let us know how it goes. There are other methods.
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