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Windows 7: Removing Vista from Dual Boot

29 Mar 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Removing Vista from Dual Boot

Just looking for some help with removing Vista so I can stop having to deal with low disk space. Here is what I want to do:

1. Erase partition D (Vista partition).
2. Backup partition E onto external drive
3. Erase partition E and the extended partition.
4. Extend drive C to take up the whole drive

I wasn't sure how to do it with the "System" flag being on partition D.

Thanks for the help!

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29 Mar 2011   #2
Microsoft MVP


Burn to CD free Partition Wizard bootable CD v.5.2: Partition Wizard

Now in Disk Management, mark C Active.

Reboot into Windows 7 DVD or Repair CD to Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times until Windows 7 starts on its own. System Repair Disc - Create

Boot the PW CD, confirm that C is now System Active. If so, rightclick E then D to Delete, click Ok after each. Now rightclick C to Resize, drag right grey border all the way to the right, click OK, Apply all steps.

In PW v.5.2 C should resize into Logical Free Space just like Primary Unallocated Space without Logical having to be converted to Primary first. If not, post back for further steps.
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30 Mar 2011   #3
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate

Hello guibord4, welcome to Seven Forums!

After you have copied out or made back-ups of the data you need to save to external media, I would do partition-specific wipes of the partitions you want to remove before you delete them; have a look at Option Three of this tutorial at the link below.

Partition Wizard : Use the Bootable CD

After the partitions have been deleted you can always extend the Windows partition to include the remaining unallocated space on the HDD / SSD or create additional Primary partitions or an Extended partition.

Be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.
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