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Windows 7: Dual boot W7-Vista, how to delete Vista?

11 Aug 2010   #1

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 
Dual boot W7-Vista, how to delete Vista?

Hi,

I've been looking around for a good tutorial or something like that on how to delete vista from my computer.
Some say that when i would just delete the partition my Windows 7 won't start up again.
Can someone make a tutorial where everything is explained well, or just answer here?
This is how my disk management looks atm:


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I think i changed the "active" to where Windows 7 is installed, and also the start up and system.. So you think i can just delete the partitione?

Sorry for my bad english

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11 Aug 2010   #2

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1 ; Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard
 
 

Do you have a Recovery Disk?
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11 Aug 2010   #3

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

Yes I have!
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11 Aug 2010   #4

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1 ; Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard
 
 

Ok You may want to follow these Options after you delete the Vista Partition

How to Fix the MBR in Windows 7 | Web Talk and this should hopefully repair the Boot option for you

Hope This Helps,
Josh
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11 Aug 2010   #5

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

Allright, Windows 7 starting up and running smooth!
But now i have this 100GB free space that i cannot add to my Windows 7 partition.
What to do?
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11 Aug 2010   #6
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello hellgun, welcome to Seven Forums.





Have a look at the tutorial at the link below, the info in Option One can be used to delete the old Vista partition and then re-size the Windows 7 partition to include that space; everything needed is in the tutorial.
Be sure to create backups of any data you would now want to lese before you get started, there's been no problems with this program so far but it's always better to be safe than sorry.


Partition Wizard : Use the Bootable CD
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11 Aug 2010   #7

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

I tried it with my bootable CD with partition manager from TeraByte, that didn't work.
So I'll give this one a try!

Thanx
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11 Aug 2010   #8
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Partition Wizard will work.
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11 Aug 2010   #9
Microsoft MVP

 

You also need a Repair CD (not a Recovery disk) if you don't already have the Windows 7 DVD which has a Repair Console. System Repair Disc - Create

Resizing Windows 7 into the deleted space can make Windows 7 unbootable, so you may need to run Startup Repair up to 3 separate times with reboots to start it back up.

I am surprised Startup Repair wasn't required when you marked Windows 7 Active.
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12 Aug 2010   #10

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

Yes, I needed that when I made it active.
Everything is fine now, I got the 100GB with the Windows 7 partition with partition wizard.
Thanks everyone, this is closed!
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