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Windows 7: partitioning vista\7

09 Dec 2009   #1

partitioning vista\7

I am going with 7, but I want to keep my vista part. One thing, I have Ubuntu on the other partition, with grub as the loader, can i use the Windows 7 as the loader? can I keep my vista part, and format the rest with the Windows 7 disk for windows 7? My vista part is 200gb, does Windows 7 have a program to adjust the part size? I would like to shrink the vista and use the rest for 7.

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09 Dec 2009   #2
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Use Vista Disk Management to shrink Vista partition to where you want it.

Then boot into Windows 7 DVD, select "COnnect to Internet during Installation" to get latest drivers/Updates during installation (more later via Windows Updates)

Then select Custom install>Advanced Drive tools

Delete Ubuntu partition and use unallocated space to create New partition for Windows 7, format and install.

THis should delete the GRUB with Ubuntu, but if you want to make sure GRUB is overwritten use Diskpart from the Windows 7 DVD first to zero out the Ubuntu partition:

Boot DVD>Repair console>Recovery tools, open Command Line, type:

SELECT DISK # (for vista/ubuntu disk)
SELECT PARTITION # (for Ubuntu partition: BE CERTAIN!)
CLEAN ALL (to zero Ubuntu partition)
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10 Dec 2009   #3


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