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Windows 7: Advice on dual boot OSX-Lion/Win 7 Ult

20 Jan 2012   #1
cnsjones

win7 ult x64 Dual Boot OSX
 
 
Advice on dual boot OSX-Lion/Win 7 Ult

Purchased computer with dual boot system. Really have no need for Mac OSX. Not a pro, know enough to be dangerous :) Need step by step to remove the OSX without deleting the W7 if that is possible.
Or perhaps recommendations. I do not have the original Win 7 Ult disc. Do have a new Win 7 pro unused, unregistered package.
Thanks


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20 Jan 2012   #2
SnipeMeNot

Windows 7 X64 Ultimate
 
 

Right clic my computer > manage > disk management u should see a partition without a format on it. Send a screenshot to make it easier
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20 Jan 2012   #3
cnsjones

win7 ult x64 Dual Boot OSX
 
 

Sorry, do not have internet capability right now on that machine. Operating here on old primary 'putr.

Disk management shows:
(C) Simple Basic --- All healthy
Basic 1397.26 GB - 200 GB (GPT Protective Partition)
698.63 GB Healthy
128 MB Unallocated
698.31 GB NTFS Healthy (System, Root,Psr File ---etc.)
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27 Jan 2012   #4
cnsjones

win7 ult x64 Dual Boot OSX
 
 

Please help. See last post. Need to remove the OSX from dual boot win 7 system. Need step by step, or point to a forum entry or Tutorial that explains,

Thanks from a "newbie."
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27 Jan 2012   #5
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Try Cleaning the HD Drive, using the CLEAN command (no need to use CLEAN ALL) in Step One in this tutorial:
SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation
Than clean install
Clean Install Windows 7
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27 Jan 2012   #6
cnsjones

win7 ult x64 Dual Boot OSX
 
 
Dual boot system

Let me restate what I would perhaps like to do if possible:

I bought a "New" (to me) system with dual boot Win 7/OSX. None of my data is on it.
1-TB single Hard drive. No programs are installed on either OS.

I only want Win 7.

I have a NEW Win 7 pro disk package, as yet unopened.

To make this simple, can I just get rid of both OS on the HD and clean install the new Win 7 from disks? Format???

As you can tell, I am a rank amateur re boot systems etc, and previously just have bought computers with the OS installed and working single fashion. If this is a complex process, I will need step by step. Never messed with partitions, boot systems, etc.

Thanks for any help.
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27 Jan 2012   #7
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
Try Cleaning the HD Drive, using the CLEAN command (no need to use CLEAN ALL) in Step One in this tutorial:
Click here: SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation
Than clean install
Click here: Clean Install Windows 7
Quote:
To make this simple, can I just get rid of both OS on the HD and clean install the new Win 7 from disks? Format???
YES.
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27 Jan 2012   #8
cnsjones

win7 ult x64 Dual Boot OSX
 
 

I am trying to be very careful here to avoid future time consuming problrems.

I am an absolute novice regarding the installation of Windows, and need all the help I can get.

I found the following, which causes me concern regarding using "format."
advice from experts is needed, readily admitting I do need help, but want to avoid messing things up. I presume I have two partitions since Win 7 and OSX are on the machine. I have absolutely no idea what to do first.

"Rather than use the 'Format' command, it would be best to instead first DELETE the relevent partition, and then to CREATE a new partition of the same size, in the resulting free drive space. A format will be performed as part of the install procedure, without the need to actually issue a 'Format' command.


Format by itself can potentially leave residual problems in the drives MBR. Delete/recreate partition doesn't have such potential problems. (that's as I understand it all, anyways.)

Regardless, the notion of 'formatting' a drive to clean it up is a notion which belongs back in the Windows 9x era! Delete/recreate partition is a far preferable approach to take. The relevent 'buttons' are found same place as the 'Format' button, during the Windows install routine."

So you see my concern?

Thanks
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27 Jan 2012   #9
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Have you taken a look at two tutorials?
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27 Jan 2012   #10
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

If you follow this tutorial, you should finish up with a pristine copy of Windows 7 on your hard drive.

Clean Install Windows 7

Did you look at the tutorials theog posted or is he just wasting his time?
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