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Windows 7: Remove vista so I dont loose any data in windows 7?

04 Mar 2011   #1
haezo

windows 7 ultimate 32bit
 
 
Remove vista so I dont loose any data in windows 7?

i am having vista in my drive D: and windows 7 in drive C: and i want to use only windows 7 only..so can you tel me a way to remove vista so that i dont loose any of my data in windows 7 and which is less complicated too..wil value your help in this case


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04 Mar 2011   #2
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Please post back a screenshot of your full Disk Management drive map with listings, using Snipping Tool in Start Menu, and we will give you the exact steps.

You need to back up your files anyway whenever doing repartioning. If you can't put them on another HD, external or DVD, or transfer them over the network to another computer, you can get 25gb worth of free storage on Windows Skydrive with each Windows Live ID. Google Skydrive.
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05 Mar 2011   #3
Bare Foot Kid
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W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello haezo, welcome to Seven Forums!
Note   Note

In the Windows start menu right click computer and click manage, in the left pane of the "Computer Management" window that opens click disk management and post a snip of that with a full description of what is what.

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05 Mar 2011   #5
Mark Phelps

Win7 Pro 32-bit, Win8 Pro 32-bit
 
 

If you have nothing you want to save in Vista, then do the following:
1) Use the Win7 Backup feature to create and burn a Win7 Repair CD -- you will need this later
2) Use the Disk Management feature to remove the Vista partition.
3) Reboot the PC. If it boots OK, you're fine, but if the Win7 boot loader files were installed on the Vista partition (which is likely), you need to continue ...
4) Boot from the Repair CD
5) Run Startup Repair -- you may have to do this three times. This will install the Win7 boot loader files to your Win7 partition.
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05 Mar 2011   #6
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mark Phelps View Post
If you have nothing you want to save in Vista, then do the following:
1) Use the Win7 Backup feature to create and burn a Win7 Repair CD -- you will need this later
2) Use the Disk Management feature to remove the Vista partition.
3) Reboot the PC. If it boots OK, you're fine, but if the Win7 boot loader files were installed on the Vista partition (which is likely), you need to continue ...
4) Boot from the Repair CD
5) Run Startup Repair -- you may have to do this three times. This will install the Win7 boot loader files to your Win7 partition.
Mark the 7 partition Active in Disk Management before running the Repairs.

You can also mark it Active from the DVD/Repair CD: Partition - Mark as Active
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