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Remove Windows Vista from Dual Boot with Windows 7
I am trying to remove Windows Vista which is my active and main OS that came with my laptop and I had my uncle install Windows 7 for me. He had installed it onto my Recovery Drive so I had to shrink my C: (Windows Vista) and add some space to D: ( Windows 7). Now that I have the space and have been using Windows 7 for a few weeks I would like to get rid of Windows Vista but after reading some things online I do not know how to get rid of Windows Vista because of the boot files that are on them? Is it possible to remove windows Vista and then expand D: with the space that was used for Windows Vista and how would I go about doing this? I am not very technical about computers so please do give clear steps that I can follow by please.
P.S. I created another partition RECOVERY A: because Windows 7 gave me a notification that I should backup my files, but that partition is too small. So how much space should I leave for Recovery? I can not free up any more space from C: (Windows Vista) but I can free some up from my D: (windows 7)
Here are some of the images of the partitions and etc.
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|27 Nov 2010||#3|
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Hello Vokerain, welcome to Seven Forums!
First things first, let's make it so you can remove Vista.
The first thing to do is mark the D: partition (Windows 7 right?) as "Active" so Windows will know where to create the new boot files needed to start Windows 7; after that you will need to run 3 separate startup repairs with a system restart between each repair to create the files to the Windows 7 partition; it's really easier than it sounds.
All the info needed to do this is in this tutorial at the link below and be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.
Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times
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