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Windows 7: Delete pre-installed Windows Vista?

27 Sep 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Delete pre-installed Windows Vista?

I've company installed Win Vista on primary drive and installed Win 7 on another drive (logical, created by using partition util). Now want to remove Win Vista and keep only Win 7. Is it correct if I format the drive containing Win Vista? Or will it affect Win 7 drive and other data drives also?

Will there be any need to play with MBR settings?


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27 Sep 2011   #2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86

Please post a snip of the disk management window. Click start button, type diskmgmt.msc, hit Enter, the window that pops up is the one to be snipped.
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27 Sep 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Here you go. C: is having Win 7 which I want to keep and D: is Vista which I wanna format.


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27 Sep 2011   #4

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Take a look at this tutorial:
Partition : Recover Space Used by an Older OS

Do make sure you backup first.
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