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Windows 7: Removing older OS after installed Windows 7

21 Jun 2010   #1
lackoo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64
 
 
Removing older OS after installed Windows 7

I used Vista and openSUSE ( Vista installed first ) ,but i decided to move to Windows 7. Created a new partiton on my hard drive and installed Windows 7 ( fresh install,,not upgrade). Since the openSUSE bootloader was deleted ( i can't enter into my linux OS,but will reinstall it later ) Vista become unavaliable.
My question:
Can i remove the Vista partiton safely ? ( bootmgr,bootsec,system files )
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sorry for my english


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21 Jun 2010   #2
fishnbanjo

Vista 64 Ultimate, Windows 7 64 Ultimate, Ubuntu 9.10
 
 

If there is nothing on the drive containing Vista that you want you could format the drive. If the Windows 7 installation associated itself with the Vista partition and won't boot you would have to run a Repair Installation which would associate the MBR with Windows 7.
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21 Jun 2010   #3
lackoo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64
 
 

Currently Vista is on partition D,Windows 7 is on partition C,and Windows boot manager is on partition S.
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21 Jun 2010   #4
fishnbanjo

Vista 64 Ultimate, Windows 7 64 Ultimate, Ubuntu 9.10
 
 

You should be fine, but again, should you not be able to boot, run the Repair and it may need to re-associate files, not saying it will but more as an advisory of what may happen.
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21 Jun 2010   #5
Kirsch

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

I agree with fish, you shouldn't run into any problems.

Go for it d00d
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